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At the age of 12, Sandy Sasso heard Dave Brubeck's "Take Five". "For me that was 'the' moment. I found the music so intriguing. It was like nothing I had ever heard. Don't get me wrong, I was just a kid and I loved my rock and roll, but I managed to listen to jazz whenever it was around".
Vocalist Sandy Sasso brings her “Little Big Band” to the Watchung Arts Center on Saturday, November 12 at 8PM as part of the Center’s “JaZZ in the Gallery” series. The evening will include a dessert reception, affording an opportunity to meet Ms. Sasso.
"Sasso has garnered a widespread reputation as a first rate vocalist.," according to a NJ Jazz Society review. She began performing in clubs and auditioning for band gigs while a voice/piano major at Westminster Choir College. Early on, she landed an audition with a local big band that opened the doors to her strong big band style. . Sasso says, " My love for my jazz work is always first and foremost, but I love the energy of my big bands.
Sandy sings with and for the best in the business: jazz legends, presidents, entertainment giants, and some of the best road bands traveling today, including the Dorsey, Goodman, Riddle and Pops big bands
In addition to performing, Sandy has been a sought-after vocal coach and piano teacher for over three decades. She also shares the love and joy of music with her children's choir. Originally started by Sandy almost twelve years ago, this wonderful little choir, ages 6 to 13 continues to grow. "We're squeezing the statues off the alter" says Sasso. She adds that "it is such a great feeling to see these young ones raising their voices in a spiritual setting."
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The Watchung Arts Center
The Watchung Arts Center (WAC) thrives in historic Watchung in Somerset County, NJ. The nonprofit, volunteer-run Center excels in cultivating an eclectic mix of professional and emerging artists in the performing and visual arts. Quality works in fine arts, exciting music, and comedy events are presented to enthusiastic audiences.
The Watchung Arts Center offers new art exhibitions each month, performances in music, comedy, and improv, and adult and youth classes in drawing, photography, dance, meditation, yoga and much more.