A long-time veteran drummer in Las Vegas, Santo has performed with a who’s who of superstars passing through the City of Lights. Working unbelievable hours on the Jerry Lewis Telethon and sight-reading all of the charts, Santo has developed a skill for fitting in to nearly all situations with finesse. Santo plays often with excellent trumpet player Carl Saunders in Los Angeles.
SANTO SAVINO began “playing drums” at age two in Buffalo, New York, wielding his aunt’s clothes-pins in place of drumsticks! While still in kindergarten, he was already displaying both a fervent passion and a budding talent for the drums. At age twelve, he landed his first professional job and his career has since been interrupted only by a four-year stint with the US Air Force Band. Santo has performed internationally with such great talents as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Michelle Le Grand, Billy Ecstein, Sarah Vaughn, Mickey Rooney, Nancy Wilson, Tom Jones, Vic Damone, Paul Anka, Juliet Prowse, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Danny Thomas, Donald O’Connor, Frank Gorshin, Jerry Van Dyke, George Gobel and Rodney Dangerfield.
He has toured with Mr. Goulet in concert and in National tours of South Pacific, The Fantasticks and Camelot. His unique flair and exciting style contribute to the excellence of Robert Goulet’s concert appearances around the world. Recently he lost his best friend, his wife Letty, to breast cancer. Santo resides in Las Vegas and is a proud father of three children.