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Mario Sandoval
Mario Sandoval

Mario Sandoval

Salsa Jazz Instructor

Office: LH 243C
smario@pdx.edu

Jazz and Latin Jazz Percussionist and Educator Mario Sandoval has performed nationally and specifically is a main stay in the Pacific North West music scene. He can be seen leading his own groups or performing as a sideman. Portland State is his most important gig however, and this is where he can develop a steady stream of musicians that are delving into the world of Jazz and Latin Jazz. He is the director of the PSU Salsa and Latin Jazz Ensemble as well as an adjunct professor at the School of Music and Theater at PSU. He advocates for a diverse and complete musical grounding that can give the student the tools needed to succeed in today’s musical market.