Sandy at The Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ opening for Bob Newhart
Gladstone Trott on piano

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Paris, France

Paris, France '07

No kiddin' - I spent a week gigging
around town. Oooo, la, la baby.



Archived dates — 2012
Jan. 1 Starting off the year with a bang, jumping into the icy Atlantic with the Sons of Ireland's annual Polar Bear Plunge off the Asbury Park Beach. Brrrrr, cold but worth it.
After I earned my "Sons of Ireland Tee Shirt" at the plunge.

Jan. 1, 8, 15 and 29 Me and Bob hanging with God on the Altar at St. Mary's Church in Deal, always the 10:00 AM mass. Come on down an recharge your batteries.
Feb. 5, 12 and 26 ditto Above
Feb. 11 Chico's House of Jazz, Lake Ave., Asbury Park. Come celebrate a night of love, bring your valentine and settle into a night of music with Gladstone Trott, piano - Mike Carino, bass and Desi Norman, vibes. 8:00 start, good bar food and this room does have a $10.00 music charge.
Feb. 12 A guest spot with the wonderful Rio Clemente, the Bishop of Jazz on piano at Centurian College in Hacketstown. 4-6. Gary Mazzaroppi on bass and Gorden Lane on drums. Wonderful musicians and a cool room.
Feb. 19 My darling Children's Choir from St. Mary's will be singing at the 10:00 AM mass, a concert of love to celebrate Valentine's Day. Joyous noise.
March 4, 11, 18 and 25 Back with Bob, making music for our church. St. Mary's in Deal. Such a pretty place. Always the 10:00 mass. Stop in and re-charge your batteries.
March 17th The Bar 55, our "almost' nine year home. Wow, how time flies. Always the early show, 6-10 and always snacks, and never any cover. Steve Elmer, piano - Rick Stone, guitar and Dan Fabricatore on bass. Wear the green baby!!!
March 19th Sandy Sasso Trio at the Peter Cooper Village, West Long Branch. One hour, 1-2. Gladstone Trott, piano and Nat Garratano, drums. Just a little concert for the folks. Fun.
March 22 A fund raiser for ReVision Theatre at Chico's House of Jazz. Don't have the exact time yet, but I'll be there with my trio. Should be a lot of fun.
April 1, 15, 22 & 29 Hanging' with the Lord................
April 8 My sweet Children's Choir from St. Mary's will be singing for Easter Sunday. This is their last concert for the season. Come out and celebrate at the 10:00 mass. Love those pesky kids!
May 11 The Madison Hotel with my buddy Rio Clemente on piano and a group of merry makers doing an old fashioned club date. Yes folks, we do private parties too!
June 16 The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St., NYC. Always the early show 6-9, always snacks, never a cover. Steve Elmer, piano; Desi Norman, vibes; and Dan Fabricatore, bass.
July 7 A special gig for my dear friend, noted photographer, Danny Williams as he ties the knot at the beautiful All Saints Church in Bay Head. This is closed, but just letting you know we do private parties too.
July 9 A wonderful honor from the fabulous classical station, WQXR 96.7 FM. An on-air interview and a live filming about my first love, classical music. This should air throughout the year, on both the air waves and on their web site starting in mid-August.
July 11 Thompson Park in Jamesburg with The Sandy Sasso Big Band. 2:00-3:30. Bring lawn chairs and hang for some great swinging music.
July 15 Spring Lake Park, in S. Plainfield. Again with my big band. 6:30-8:00. Pretty spot, swans, ducks bring a chair and libations if you wish.
August 8 Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, South Amboy (rain location in high school just prior to park), 6:30-8:30 PM, with my 14 piece big band with special guest, the 11 year old trumpet wonder, Geoffrey Gallante. This boy is a trip! Come out and be astonished. A  treat to work in this park. Beautiful views of NYC, right on  the river. Chairs and libations go hand in hand with this one. 
August 9 Point  Pleasant Waterfront Park, on the lovely Manasquan River. Swinging with my big band again. 7-9. Chairs and you know what.

This gig has been cancelled, as are all their outdoor concerts, by the township of Pt. Pleasant. Sorry folks. Seems to me someone could take a pay cut to provide music to the people in the town.
August 12 Roosevelt Park, Edison. Big Band swings Broadway. 1:30-3:00.
August 25 With Rio Clemente and his quartet swingin' at a great house party in Madison. I know you can't be there, unless you're on the guest list. Keep us in mind for your next shindig.
Sept. 15 Bar 55, my home away from home. Christopher St., NYC. 6-9. Never a cover and always snacks. Steve Elmer on piano, Bryan Carrot on vibes, and Dan Fabricatore on bass.
Sept. 29 My trio performing at the Breakers Hotel in Spring Lake as a fund raiser for the Providence Medical Clinic, in Neptune. These folks provide no-fee medical services for a deserving population. For tickets please call Sherry at 732-776-5335.
Oct. 1, 2 & 3

Heading into the studio to record my 4th CD, Hands On. I'm very pleased to have Carlton Holmes on piano, Gary Mazzaroppi on bass, Bill Easley on reeds and Tim Horner on drums with me for this excursion. As always, an eclectic mix that swings.

Update: Hands On is recorded..........I'm very anxious to release it to you all. Look for the CD by the end of January or beginning of February.

Rehersal for Hands On.
Recording Hands On, Oct 1, 2012, at Shorefire Studios with Carlton Holmes, Gary Mazzaroppi, Bill Easley and Tim Horner.
Oct. 27 Chico's House of Jazz, Lake Ave., Asbury Park. 7:30-11:00. Come celebrate "Halloween and Funny Hat Night" with us. No chapeaux is too outrageous. Bar food, plenty of parking. This room does have a $10.00 music charge.
Nov. 2 The South Brunswick Jazz Cafe. A two hour gig featuring my trio. 8-10, donations accepted at the door. Location is Monmouth Junction located in the Senior Center Building. Snacks provided. Nice gig.

To all “The Pointe at Turnbury” residents:

On Friday, November 2, from 8-10pm, South Brunswick continues its Jazz Café concert series at the South Brunswick Senior Center, this time featuring the jazz and standards song styling’s of vocalist Sandi Sasso. Cost-$6 per person at the door-snacks provided.

We (Ethel & Phil) have been enjoying Sandy’s music for more than five years, and we regularly attend her “club dates” in New York at 55 Bar , as well as many of her summer concerts at the shore and other outdoor venues, sometimes with her trio, and sometimes with her “fronting” a 17-piece big band. We have never been disappointed!

Some of you may remember attending her outdoor concert with us in Clinton, NJ the first summer we were here at The Pointe. It was a magical summer evening in a beautiful setting listening to her ‘front” a big. Some of us even danced!!!

Philip Bloom and Ethel Beckett

Dec. 14 A fun club date at Long Branch, celebrating the Seniors in that city. These folks are so much fun, and they know how to party. 11:00-3:00.
Dec. 15 Bar 55 for our annual Holiday Bash. Always a lot of fun. Still the early show. Rio Clemente on piano, Mike Carinno on bass and Desi Norman on the vibes. And you singing along.
Dec. 23 My darling Children's Choir from St. Mary's will be singing their Christmas Concert at the 10:00 AM mass.........come out and enjoy this very joyful noise.
Dec. 31 Bringing in the New Year with my dear Rio Clemente at Morristown's First Night. We'll be in the High School around 9-11:30. Stop on down and celebrate with us.
more soon...


Every Sunday Morning 10:00am Mass

St. Mary's of the Assumption in Deal
Vocal and Guitar. So nice!


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