“Nick Sassano is a musician that embodies an essential but under acknowledged trait in his style: elevation. Nick has an ability to elevate a piece of music with brilliant harmonies and tasteful fills. He elevates the musicians around them by framing the other performers contributions in a great light. He is an accomplished composer with varying styles and skills. Above all else he brings the best out of every session by being the type of musician and person you want to create with. He is brilliant and effortless in his mastery of the musical landscape.”
Nick Sassano has been playing guitar since he was 12. Forty-one years later, he still hasn’t been able to put it down. His wide-ranging influences have helped him to grow into a versatile player and nowhere is this more evident than in his original music where rock mixes freely with jazz, Latin, blue grass and finger-picked acoustic. He has performed for many years on Long Island and in New York City with original and cover bands, accompanying vocal performers and as a solo artist. Since 2005 he also has led the Kindred Brothers Band, a group of experienced, creative musicians who deliver a mix of rock, blues and classics. They have played numerous concerts, club dates, private events and street festivals–most notably the Amsterdam Avenue Festival in Manhattan–as well as fundraisers and community events. In addition to live performance and studio work, Nick teaches guitar privately in central and western Suffolk County, N.Y.