Jazz guitarist/teacher Dennis Sandole's classes have included such luminaries as John Coltrane, James Moody, Pat Martino, Rob Brown, Matthew Shipp, and Michael Brecker. Sandole began playing guitar in his late teens. His older brother Adolph Sandole played sax and the two began playing Philadelphia-area clubs during the '30s. That led to him sharing the stage with such acts as Tommy Dorsey and Charlie Barnet. Moving to California, Sandole broke into the lucrative field of session recording, appearing on numerous film soundtracks and records by Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, among others.