Alaya is a breathtaking composite of world music, jazz, and classical expressions. In other words, it’s Sandberg’s whole musical existence merging into a single stream. In these eight tracks, he delivers unto us an exultant music that’s incredibly personal and precise in its direction, yet universal in its language and ability to connect.
— Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

What a joy. As I left the church, I thought: here’s a mature musician at the height of his expressive powers, constantly exploring and creating, and inspiring others in the process. Steve Sandberg is the kind the kind of musician we need more of in the 21st century. — Christopher Landriau, Substack

Many thanks to you and gang for a brilliant concert last Sunday!  It was a huge success!  We have been fortunate to have hosted excellent musicians in our series; but I have to say, Sunday’s concert was by far my favorite.  — Sam Holt, Artist Coordinator, Sundays@Three music series, Albemarle, NC

There is a rising meteor in the musical firmament, a man of the sort of talent we can only associate with greatness. His name is Steve Sandberg. He has gathered together a band whose members are themselves leaders in their field. I, personally, become awestruck when listening to Steve Sandberg. His keyboard artistry and creative gifts are treasures awaiting the world’s recognition.
— Seymour Bernstein   

A bountiful creative spirit, elevated by very fine musicianship. — Jon Sobel, BC blogcritics 

Sandberg had a way of speaking to the camera (without using a microphone) that felt intimate; it really was like a concert in your living room. Beautiful music in a beautiful setting, with a palpable feeling of human connection. — Mark Sullivan, All About Jazz, reviewing a livestream concert from Soapbox Gallery   


Review of 3 Songs from the Dream Music Project

 Blogcritics Review by Jon Sobel

All About Jazz Review by Mark Sullivan

All About Jazz Review by Dan Bilawsky

Sea of Tranquility Review by Jon Neudorf

Stereogum Review by Phil Freeman

Interview with Debbie Burke

Jazz Weekly Review

WKCR Interview with Dave Ellenbogen

Shat Talk with Zach Brock

WDIY TV interview

Newswhistle  interview