Beau Sasser has been a staple artist in the live music scene for decades. 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 Trio, and Ryan Montbleau just to name a few. His bands include the progressive funk/fusion combo Kung Fu, and his own Beau Sasser Escape Plan. The Beau Sasser Trio is yet another outlet for Beau to pay tribute to the classic organ trio sound with soul classics in the boogaloo and acid jazz stylings.
To round out the trio Beau features a couple of musicians very prominent in the Northeast live music scene: Justin Henricks on guitar and Bill Carbone on drums. Both artists, similar to Beau, are involved in several other touring outfits, for Justin, his main gig is in the Albany-based funk & soul outfit Wurliday. Bill has been a core member of the legendary jam band, Max Creek, for several years as well. Justin, well-styled in the boogaloo tradition takes inspiration from jazz guitar giants such as Grant Green and Wes Montgomery while adding a sound all his own. Bill, a deeply studied drummer in the jazz and funk idioms, has a certain undeniable and exciting recklessness to his drumming reminiscent of Terry Bozzio in the Frank Zappa era.
Beau and his trio pay tributes to the giants of the genre such as Charles Earland, Lou Donaldson, Melvin Sparks, Grant Green and so much more.