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.

2015 Performance Schedule
Cello player

Happy New Year Everyone!

I decided not to throw myself into the icy Atlantic again this year, but still needed something interesting to start my new year with. I've started taking cello lessons and hope to be good enough to sit on my back porch, sip a little wine and play some simple Bach pieces. We'll see.

January 30

Cocktails By Two (my husband Charlie's cool duo) at The Novu Restaurant, Hamburg Turpike, Wayne 6:30-9:30. Fabulous food and a BYOB. No cover. 973-694-3500. Mark Cohn, piano; Charlie Ruggirello, guitar.


February 6

The duo, Cocktails By Two, back at the Novu Restaurant. Same times.

February 8, 15 & 22

With my band mates on the altar at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, Deal, always the 10:00 mass. Come on down and dig something different..

February 13

Spend Valentine's with my trio at Novu Restaurant, Wayne. No cover, 6:30-9:30, 973-694-3500..


March 1, 8, 22, 29

Back singin' our hearts out for God.

March 6

Cocktails for Two, at Novu Restaurant, 6:30-9:30, Hamburg Turnpike (Wedgewood Plaza), Wayne. No cover, BYOB, unbelievably delicious food. Charlie on guitar, Mark on piano.

March 14

The 55 Bar, Christopher St., NYC. Wearing some green for this night...let's celebrate together with my great band. Happy St. Pat"s Day.

March 20

My quintet invited back for the Business of the Year Awards at the Long Branch Ocean Place. Just letting you know we do private and corporate gigs as well.

March 27

Novu Restaurant, Wayne NJ, with trio. 6:30-9:30. BYOB, reservations a good idea 973-694-3500. The food is excellent.


April 5

My Darling Children's Choir of St. Mary's will be singing at the Easter Sunday 10:00 AM mass. Not to be missed. Come celebrate the season with me and the kids.

April 5, 12, 19 & 26

Yup, it's a Sunday................same bat time, same bat channel.

April 12

My quartet with Gladstone Trott, piano; Marcus McLurine, bass; Desi Norman, vibes. The Tides Hotel on 7th Ave. in Asbury Park. 7-10. Excellent food, very cool room.

April 24

The Sandy Sasso Trio at the Novu Restaurant on Hamburg Pike in Wayne, 973-694-3500. Excellent food, lovely room, a BYOB. 6:30-9:30. Reservations a good idea. The bread is soooooo good.

April 29

Fundraiser for The Unitarian Congregation of Monmouth County, Lincroft, NJ presents an hour of music with my dear friend and truly excellent pianist Elaine Vander Plate-Held from 12:00-1:00 in the afternoon.


May 1

At the Madison Hotel with my dear Rio Clemente. Doing a dinner dance for the Visiting Nurses Assoc. of America. Just letting you know we do a lot of private functions too.

May 3

With my pal, Rio Clemente, pianist extroidinarie, returning to the Daughters of Israel 2:45-3:45 for a lovely afternoon concert for those very snappy seniors. They love the music and it shows in their faces. Such a gift for all.

May 16

The 55 Bar in the cool West Village, early show 6-9. We'll be celebrating birthdays galore. Mine, my fabulous piano player, Gladstone Trott, the impeccable bassist Marcus McLaurine and on vibes, the very tasty Desi Norman. The D-man is the only non-birthday baby, but that won't stop the fun. You know I'll have really great snacks for this one. Come on out and share our joy.     

May 22

The Sandy Sasso Trio at the Novu Restaurant in Wayne. BYOB 973-694-3500. 6:30-9:30.


June 7

My Angelic Children's Choir from St. Mary's Church in Deal, 10:00 mass. This is the final concert with my darling children (uh-oh, another grey hair) who have worked so hard all year. Come on out and bask in the lovely voices lifting to God. Blessings to all.

June 13

Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club's Dinner Dance. 8-11. Another wonderful private party where the musicians actually get paid well and a prime rib dinner. Ahhhhhh.


July 1

Opening the Concert series at the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy. I'll be with my 14 piece big band, usually a 6-8, but I'll confirm.

July 12

With my swinging big band at Spring Lake Park, Maple Ave., South Plainfield. 6:30-8:00. A lovely setting, bring chairs and snacks.

July 19

Back in the park setting with my big band at Warren Park, Woodbridge, 6:00-7:30. You'll need chairs for this one too.

July 22

My big band returns for an afternoon concert in Thompson Park, Jamesburg, 2:00-3:30. Some benches, but I'd bring a chair and a libation to enjoy the afternoon.


August 2

Back at Warren Park in Woodbridge with the Broadway Pops Big Band. 6:00-7:30.  

August 3

With Rio Clemente at the Ridgewood Band Shell, Maple Ave., Ridgewood 8:30-10:30. Bring a chair and a libation or two. Always a nice evening. Always a great band.  

August 5

Another afternoon concert with the Broadway Pops Big Band, at Thompson Park, Jamesburg. 2:00-3:30

August 9

Spring Lake Park, S. Amboy with the Broadway Pops Big Band, a nice little gazebo, 6:30 -8:00.

August 15

Doing a private party with my pal, Rio Clemente, just letting you know we do private functions all the time. We have fun and so will you.


September 12

Back at the Bar 55 in the West Village. Always a great time, snacks and no cover. Early show.

September 13

The Tides Hotel, 408 7th Ave., Asbury Park. 7:00-10:00. Great music, great food, great room with very good vibes. Come and have a drink, a bite and listen to some music. Brad Mandigo, piano; Rick Stone, guitar; and Marcus McClaurine, bass.

September 26/27

A fundraiser for the Cancer Support Community of Central Jersey. A lovely outdoor event from 1:00-5:00 (rain date the 27th) at 350 Main Street, off Route 202 in Bedminster. For more info call Rick at 908-470-4203.


October 4

My annual celebration for the environment at the Pine Barrens Golf Club as we support an Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment with the Clean Water Action Committee. Call Jenny for more info: 732-963-9714.

October 24

Another party with my pal Rio Clemente and the quartet, this time at Rutgers. Just reminding you that we do private parties all the time and we'd like to do yours.


November 5

With my "Little Big Band" at the Sayreville Cultural Center, 143 Main St., Sayreville. This is 7:30-9:30 with a nice little coffee and cake break in between. No cover.  


December 9

With my trio at the Ocean Township Library for an hour of holiday music. 2:00-3:00 on Deal Rd., Oakhurst.  

December 19

Back with the guys at The 55 Bar to celebrate the holidays in our usual style. Gifts, snacks and a whole lot of fun. Early show, 6-9 PM.

December 31

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Tides Hotel in Asbury Park. 408 7th Ave. 9:00-12:00. You might want to book a room there too, just sayin'. 732-897-7744. Call for reservations and more info.  

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!


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