Sandro Manbella began studying music at the age of four and attended middle school at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. In 1993, he started studying jazz piano with Fabrizio Pieroni and he attended the Umbria Jazz Clinics in 1994. In 1996, he began his composition studies with Teresa Procaccini and continued studying jazz piano with Ramberto Ciammarughi. He graduated in Piano at the F. Morlacchi of Perugia with Maestro Riccardo Marini in 1998 and the following year he attended the Jazz Specialization Course at the Roman Academy of Music .
Then, in 2002, he obtained the Diploma in Jazz Music at the S.Cecilia Conservatory of Rome, under the guidance of Maestro Bruno Tommaso. The following year, he enrolled in the Experimental Composition Course at the N. Piccinni of Bari directed by Maestro Riccardo Santoboni. His artistic experiences began in 1994 with the participation in the concert for fifty pianos “Close-ups” held in Piazza del Popolo, in Rome on December 31 under the direction of Bruno Tommaso Sabatini and Antonello Salis. He also took part in radio and television broadcasts Tonight in Via Asiago, 10 directed by Umberto Broccoli (Radiorai 2) and Bianco e Nero (Rai 2).
In 2001, he formed the Sandro Mambella Quartet with which he participated in various musical events including the eighth edition of “Concerts under the Stars” of Pescara and the “XV Concert Review” of Caramanico Terme. His began teaching in 1993. Starting in 1998, he started his activity as a music consultant at the Mediaset networks. In the same year, he began teaching Piano at the Roman Academy of Music. Since 2002, he has been a trainee in the Jazz Chair of the S. Cecilia of Rome. In July/August of the same year, he became the assistant and collaborator for Mario Raja at the Siena Jazz seminars for the laboratory orchestra. Meanwhile he is still teaching Piano, Music Theory, and Modern Harmony at the Saint Louis College of Music since 2003.