Click on image to watch Harold Child's interview with Sandy Zacky:
Veteran vocalist Sandy Zacky has been a popular performer, with an extensive series of engagements at
leading venues across the western United States. She has worked as a solo artist as well as with her partner,
In her teens her brother introduced her to the legendary Sam Cooke who took her under his wing and
mentored her early singing career. At the time of Sam Cooke's death Sandy chose to set aside her
musical ambitions for the world of fashion and quickly became a top full figure model, working with Pierre
Cardin among others. She was featured in many of the important fashion magazines of the day, including
several times in BBW. She was also an accomplished fine art photographer displaying her work at Los
Angeles area galleries.
During this period Sandy married and left the road long enough to raise three wonderful and successful
sons. While working as a wife and mother she attended Cal State Northridge graduating Summa cum
Laude in Literature.
When Sandy returned to performing, she gravitated to the L.A. jazz club scene for its intimacy and
spontaneity. She lost none of her early magic and again impressed booking agents with her talent leading
to regular appearances at Rose Tattoo, LeMondrian, Perino's, Vine Street Bar & Grill, Cinegrill, Gardenia,
the St. James Club (headlining a special tribute to Sylvester Stallone). She also performed at The Variety
Arts Center, the famous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (opening for Milton Berle), and even The 'Fabulous'
The act developed a cult following including renowned vocal coach to the stars Richard Loring, who
introduced her to pop icon Mike Clifford. Sandy's collaboration with Mike resulted in an entertaining show
that evolved into a long-standing stage attraction (working with small group or orchestra) and after many
years, the release of their first CD containing memorable songs from their stage show.
Sandy's talent extends beyond the creative arts into the business community where she founded, owns and
operates Three Sun Productions the enterprise that produces her music, videos and live performances.
Sandy and her husband Ron are well known philanthropists in the Los Angeles community. They serve on
the board of governors of Cedars-Sinai Hospital, as well as generously contributing their time to several
other worthy organizations.