The Sunday Morning Band
Performing LIVE, Every Sunday
When the Message and the Music Merge,
Andre Delano – Musical Director, Saxophone, Singer
Todd Sasse – Director of Production, Drums, Percussion
Noted for his energetic and dynamic performances, Andre Delano is one of the hottest new singers, saxophonists, writers, and producers to hit the music scene. His diverse smooth jazz mixture features a captivating sensual undertone. Andre has opened for some of the biggest names in jazz including Mindi Abair, Boney James, Norman Brown, Peabo Bryson, Peter White, Rick Braun, and Kenny G; and he has performed with numerous famed musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, and Bunky Green, among others.
Since 2008, Andre has been promoting his CDs via national spot dates, writing music for third projects and in 2011 ended his three year run as the touring saxophonist/background singer for Grammy® award winning singer/writer, Lionel Richie. On June 14, 2011 Andre was named LAMN Jam Urban Artist of the Year and received a valuable and comprehensive artist development prize. According to LAMN, Andre Delano is “the man on a mission to bring back the saxophone who blew away the judges with his soulful sax.” One of Andre’s latest singles, “Help Yourself,” released at the top of 2014 on the 9 Mile Road compilation disc (Woodward Avenue Records).
So driven by the beat as a child, Todd would sneak into his school’s band room and practice on their drum kit. His passion and devotion to percussion soon caught the attention of the school’s band director and music teacher, Frank Conti, who became Todd’s mentor. “He believed in me and taught me to improvise, play from my soul and perfect my craft.”
Within 7 years, at the young age of 14, Todd began drumming professionally for local gigs in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area.