Sandy at The Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ, opening for Bob Newhart, with 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.

2013 Performance Schedule

January 6, 13, 20, 27

Three voices and two guitars on the altar at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Deal, NJ. Always the 10:00 mass. Come down one Sunday and charge your batteries.


February 1

Hanging with the crew up at WBGO, 88.3 FM on your dial. Helping with the fund drive. Tune in and support jazz.

February 3, 10, 17, 24

Back at St. Mary's singing praises.

February 10

At Charly's Grill in N. Long Branch, a benefit for Wag-On-In dog and cat rescue. 1:30-3:30. A worthy cause for the paws. Brad Mandigo on piano and Desi Norman on vibes.

February 12

Back up at the radio station to help keep music on the air.

February 17

The final day for the winter fund drive at WBGO. I cook, you pledge. We all get to keep the music.


March 3, 10, 17, 24

Me and the boys singing and playing at Church.

March 15

My Quintet will be rockin' the joint at the 79th Annual Business Awards Dinner at Ocean Place in Long Branch, for the Long Branch Chamber of Commerce. Yes, we do private parties too.

March 16

Bar 55, 55 Christopher St., NYC, celebrating St. Pat's Day. Wear some green and come on down. Rick Stone on guitar, Desi Norman on vibes, Mike Carrino on bass. Always snacks, never a cover. 6-9.

March 31

My angelic Children's Choir of St. Mary's will be singing the Easter service at the 10:00 mass. I love these pesky kids.


April 1

2:00 - 3:00 PM. Check out my live, on-air interview with John Bonhanan of WRHU radio, 88.7 (easier to pick up on your computer) as we chat about my most recent album, Hands On. Should be a lively hour.

April 2

Sayreville Cultural Center, 423 Main St., Sayreville, with my big band. 7:30-9:30. Nice venue to hang out, dance a bit, no cover, just donations.

April 5

The Jazz Cafe located in South Brunswick Municipal Building, Monmouth Junction. 8-10. Rio Clemente on piano, Desi Norman on vibes, Mike Carrino on bass. Nice little room, good sound.

April 7, 14, 21, 28

Three voices, two guitars at the 10:00 AM mass. You know where.


May 4

The Mill in Spring Lake, NJ. They have a nice jazz program there. Dinner, drinks, etc. No cover. 8-11. Rio Clemente on piano, Desi Norman on vibes, Mike Carrino on bass.

May 5, 19, 26

On the altar with the boys.

May 10

7:30-9:30. A nice little club date at the Springwood Country Club with the wonderful Rio Clemente. Private party inquiries are always welcome.

May 12

My angels finish their Children's Concert season with a Mother's Day program at St. Mary's. Always the 10:00 AM mass, and not a dry eye in the house.


June 8

Back at my home away from home, the 55 Bar, NYC. The early show, 6-9. Never a cover and always fun. Snacks assured. Special guest artists for this one.

June 9

A fund raiser for the Daughters of Israel, 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, W. Orange. A quick little hour, 2:45-3:45.


July 7, 14, 21 & 28

Singing for the love of it at St. Mary's in Deal, 10:00 AM mass.

July 20

The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival at Riverfront Park, Pt. Pleasant 3:45-4:45 with my wonderful quartet featuring Vinnie Corrao on guitar.

July 21

Guest spot with the Broadway Big Band, Spring Lake Park, S. Plainfield, 6:30-8:00.

July 24

Guest spot also with the Broadway Big Band, this time at Thompson Park, Jamesburg, 2:00-3:30.

July 28

Yup, another guest spot with the same big band at Warren Park, Woodbridge, 6:00-7:30. You'll need to remember to bring a chair and check for a rain location with the township.

July 31

The Sandy Sasso Big Band at the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, S. Amboy, 6:30-8:30. Bring chairs, some libations and dig the scenery. Rani/shine.


August 4, 11, 18, 25

Back on the alter at St. Mary's giving thanks with a great guitar duo.

August 4

The Sandy Sasso Big Band at Spring Lake Park Gazebo, S. Plainfield, 6:30-8:00. Nice lake, bring chairs, libations, etc.

August 6

With the wonderful Rio Clemente at Kasschau Shell, Veterans Field, Ridgewood. 8:30-10:00 PM.

August 14

The Sandy Sasso Big Band at Thompson Park, Jamesburg. 2:00-3:30. A nice mid-day hang.

August 31

The Jazz It Up Wine Festival, at Allaire State Park, Farmingdale, with my great big band. 12:30 - 4:30. Rain date Sept. 2nd. This is a great venue, wine vendors throughout the park, good music, food, etc.


September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Raising my voice with gratefulness. St. Mary's in Deal.

September 7

The Mill with Rio Clemente-piano, Mike Carino-bass and Desi Norman-vibes. 8-11. No cover, beautiful scenery and great food. Be there or be square.

September 21

The Salt Creek Grille in Princeton, 8-11, with the Joel Bennet Trio.

September 28

A benefit performance for the Sisters Academy of Mercy Center. The Sisters Academy provides exceptional education in a beautiful atmosphere for girls age 10-14. The event will be at Sawtooth, 141 W. Front St., Red Bank. Tickets are $75 and are available by calling Ariane, 732-774-9397 X14.


October 6, 20 & 27

Singing for the Lord and being happy to do it. Always the 10:00.

October 13

A benefit concert from 1:30-3:30, with my Trio at the Pine Barrens Golf Club, Jackson, NJ, to benefit the NJ Environmental Federation Clean Water Action Committee. Tickets are $50 prior to Oct. 1st; after they are $75. This is a very worthwhile and dedicated group. Call Jenny at 732-963-9714 for tickets and info. Hope to see you there.

October 15

Taping a YouTube segment for NJRocks TV with Jeff Tureaud. Should be a lot of fun and who knows what will happen! Check it out on YouTube within a day of two of the taping.

October 26

The 55 Bar, with my fabulous trio: Steve Elmer, piano; Dan Fabricatore, bass; and Bryan Carrott, vibes. Wear a funny hat to celebrate Halloween! Snacks, free gifts and great music. Always the early show. Special prizes to hand out!


November 3, 10, 17 & 24

Me and the guys, diggin' the spirit, St. Mary's.


December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Need I say more? On the alter.

December 11

Benefit concert for the Neptune Seniors. A very lively and large group of older folks who still like to move and enjoy. Nice Christmas theme, Gladstone Trott on piano. At the new Neptune Senior Center.

December 14

The 55 Bar, NYC, our home base for many years. Such a great room.

December 22

My Angels, the St. Mary's Children's Choir will be raising their voices in prayer for the annual Christmas Concert, the 10:00 mass. Joyous noise. 

December 29

With the wonderful and crazy Rio Clemente at Rutherford Hall, Allamuchy 3:00-5:00.

December 31

The Tides Hotel and Restaurant, 408 7th Ave., in Asbury Park. A very cool boutique hotel with excellent food. 9-12, call for reservations and a room! 732-897-7744. Let's bring in the New Year together.

More to come, so check in once in a while. Thanks!


Every Sunday Morning 10:00am Mass

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


Tune into my cable TV show, "Artists Unlimited", which is available on Cablevision Channel 77.