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The Beau Sasser Trio
November 19, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10
“Classic organ-driven funk with a rock ’n’ roll soul”
Sasser started his career with his original project Uncle Sammy before moving on to tour as a side-man with the late great Melvin Sparks, Alan Evans, and Ryan Montbleau just to name a few. He is currently in the progressive funk/fusion band, Kung Fu, Zappa cover band, Z3, and Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan. The Beau Sasser Trio is yet another opportunity for Beau to pay tribute to the classic organ trio sound with soul classics in the boogaloo and acid jazz stylings.
This well-loved project features two musicians prominent in the Northeast live music scene: drummer Bill Carbone, a core member of the legendary jam band, Max Creek, and guitarist Justin Henricks of the Albany-based funk & soul outfit, Wurliday. Bill, a deeply studied drummer in the jazz and funk idioms, has an undeniably riveting recklessness to his drumming reminiscent of Terry Bozzio in the Frank Zappa era. Justin, well-styled in the boogaloo tradition, takes inspiration from jazz guitar giants such as Grant Green and Wes Montgomery while adding a flavor all his own. Join us as the trio pays tribute to the giants of the genre: Charles Earland, Lou Donaldson, Melvin Sparks, Grant Green, and many more.