Tore T. Sandbakken (b. 1985), master degree in drumming and improvisation from the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, and Rythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen, with teachers such as Thomas Strønen, Tor Haugerud, Pål Thowsen, Kresten Osgood and Jonas Johansen.
A versatile drummer who is established as a widely used musician in many bands in Oslo. Tore has played a lot around Norway, Europe, Japan and USA with bands like Speakeasy, Aphrodisiac, Off Topic, Vojtech Prochazka Trio, Jens Carelius and Astrid E. Pedersen Ensemble, and participated in the competition Jazzintro, Young Norwegian Jazz Talents 2008 and 2010 as well as Young Nordic Jazz Comets 2010.
Nominated for "best jazz album of the year" for the Speakeasy album "Kayak" by the Norwegian grammy committee in 2009.