Dennis Sands was born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif., and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1969 with a B.S. degree in Psychology. He started work in music and film at MGM Recording Studios in 1971, where the legendary Ed Greene was Chief Engineer). A few years later, in 1977, he became co-owner of Group IV Recording Studio. Sands has recorded and mixed numerous jazz albums for Norman Granz, including artists Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughn, Joe Pass and Oscar Peterson. He also recorded and mixed music for hundreds of episodic television shows including Hill Street Blues, Dallas and Chips, along with numerous television variety shows including Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (Emmy Award for best sound), Liza Minelli, Carol Burnett, and many more. His film work at Group IV included On Golden Pond, Tootsie, Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future and others. Sands has recorded and mixed more than 300 film scores, including Spiderman, Forrest Gump, Avengers – End Game (largest box office sales in history). He has four Academy Award Nominations.