Jazz trio takes to Foundry stage for Monday Blues Night

Monday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.—KILLINGTON—Gear up for a special All Star Monday Blues Night headlining Beau Sasser and Michael Zsoldos. The two musicians will return to The Foundry’s stage to play alongside Joey Leone at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18.

Michael Zsoldos has been performing since 2004, starting his career off as a performer and musical composer for the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir and Dartmouth Idol. In 2010, Zsoldos released “Off the Cuff,” his debut CD which gained popular attention over the radio in the United States and Canada. In 2011, Zsoldos’ composition was nominated in four categories for the Grammys. Original scores can be heard in productions such as the award-winning documentary aired on PBS, “Birdsong and Coffee: A Wakeup Call.” Zsoldos currently resides in Vermont and is active in the community as a faculty member of the University of Vermont. 

Sasser’s early musical influences started with his grandmother’s piano playing. Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Sasser’s grandmother would play classical, ragtime, stride piano and even gospel songs that inspired Sasser to study classical music. His father also played guitar and would entertain him by playing select songs by Cat Stevens and other popular ‘60s artists. Both family members encouraged Sasser to take interest in music, leading him to dive into the musical worlds of Bach, Beethoven, John Coltrane, and ultimately Frank Zappa. Influenced by Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and Jack McDuff, Sasser began playing the Hammond organ. 

Sasser has worked on projects with Kung Fu, The Z3, and his own venture, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan. 

Blues Night is a free event on Monday nights at The Foundry in Killington. The Foundry is located at 63 Summit Path, Killington.

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