Brent Sandy, born and raised in the heart of the Midwest, Indianola, Iowa, is a creative music/lead trumpet player, composer/arranger, educator, and 2008 Fulbright Scholar in Greece. In 2009 he was a featured soloist on the album Mystery and Manners by John Rapson. He is a lecturer with The University of Iowa Jazz faculty and has worked as a clinician/ adjudicator/guest artist throughout the country. Brent has performed/recorded with jazz notables such as Paul Smoker, Kenny Wheeler, Bobby Shew, Ray Anderson, Steven Bernstein, Robert Dick, Ray Vega, "Soundpainter" Walter Thompson, Anthony Cox, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow and Kim Richmond.
Brent performs/records with Equilateral, a project he co-leads with Chris Merz, along with Orquesta Alto Maiz, Grismore/Scea Group, The OftEnsemble (UIowa faclty jazz group) and the Cerberus Trio. He has toured Europe and been featured in performance on NPR's "Jazzset" on two different occasions. Brent is former member of the Executive Board of the Iowa City Jazz Festival, and presently sits on the Jazz Division Advisory Board of the National Trumpet Competition.
He plays Powell Signature Trumpets and Hammond Design trumpet mouthpieces exclusively.