Sandra Bassett

Sandra Bassett

Teaching Artist (Vocals)

Sandra Bassett is an engaging, entertaining, and gifted singer with a powerful vocal range and a smooth delivery. Originally from Detroit, MI and now based in Phoenix, AZ, Sandra embraces the musical history of her birthplace and enjoys performing in many styles, including Jazz, R&B, Motown and Blues. Sandra received a full scholarship in Music to attend Kentucky State University as she played 7 instruments, and vocals.  Throughout her career Sandra has always worked to provide unique experiences for those who attend her performances.  

Sandra is a unique and versatile musician in any setting and is an accomplished piano & organ player in addition to also playing the alto sax. Her album “Just for You”, featuring beloved jazz and R&B standards, was released independently in 2018 and promoted heavily with live appearances in the United States and Japan. In January 2023, Sandra was selected and performed as the opening act for the Temptations at the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center.  She has had the pleasure of being the opening act for #1 Billboard Smooth Jazz Artist Will Donato, and has recorded with Top 10 Smooth Jazz Artist Steve Oliver.

Performing many dates yearly as a solo artist, duo, trio and with her bands, the Motown Experience Tribute Band and September Soul, Ms. Bassett is comfortable in many formats as a headliner, supporting artist, or as a package performer.

Sandra is also an accomplished Pulbic Speaker and lecturer, having lectured on jazz at the MIM, Tempe Center for the Arts, and Many other venues in the valley.

Sandra is currently the CEO of the Phoenix Center for the Arts.