Steve is a talented singer with a bebop style and a warm and disarming ease to his expressions
Jazz Vocalist, Steve Cromity the smooth, eloquent interpreter of song
is continuing his emergent rise up the ladder of prominence in the
jazz world. His cool and mellow style disarms you, his voice
titillates your senses. Steve sings in the tradition reminiscent of
the great male jazz singers. A native New Yorker, he’s performed at
many of New York’s top venues, including Lenox Lounge, Birdland,
Smoke, Cleopatra’s Needle, Katano, and Jazz 966.
Steve's foray into the world of jazz was at the outset of his debut
CD, “Steppin’ Out," in 2004. It was impressive and garnered
considerable accolades. He presents the listener with the lyrics of
many classic jazz standards, drawing them into the synergy between
voice and instruments. His singing conveys the richness of the music,
its history, depth, passion, and legacy.
Steve’s love for jazz grew from his first hearing it as a child in his
apartment above a neighborhood tavern. After spending many years as
an ardent fan he realized the passion he had for the music and joined
the noble art of performing jazz. He was ultimately inspired by Eddie
Jefferson, Oscar Brown, Jr., and Johnny Hartman.
Now having dedicated himself to the development of his voice, a style
also emerged making him a talent. He is a flourishing part of the NYC
jazz scene, making his presence felt in the tradition of the great
From the very beginning, Steve worked with several leading NYC jazz
musicians and some of them were on his first CD, with special thanks
to tenor saxophonist, Eric Wyatt, who also brought in pianist, Rodney
Kendrick; bassist, Joseph Lepore; and drummer, Emanuel Harold. Since
then, he has worked with a good deal of other great NYC musicians
including, James Weidman, Richard Clements, Paul Beaudry, Alex Layne,
Bruce Cox, and Craig Haynes.
Currently, Steve just completed the studio work for his new CD, which
he expects to release in January of 2015. On that production he has
Kenyatta Beasley, Trumpet; Patience Higgins, flute and soprano; Eric
Wyatt, tenor sax; Marcus Parsiani, piano; Eric Lemon, bass; and
Darrell Green, drums.
Please read what some in the Jazz Media and one of the legends have
said about his previous CD:
• “… a straight ahead, crisply swinging session from a talented singer
with impeccable diction and an ear for great songs”.
- All About Jazz
• “…a revered melodic accuracy, and cool and comfortable outlook that
will put a smile on your face”.
- Cadence Magazine
• “…what Steve presents to us is Pure Honesty in his music…’Jazz is a
cat being honest with himself’ (and thereby with us). And the hip part
is that it works”!
- Rob Crocker, WBGO FM-Radio personality
• “I listened to “Steppin’ Out” in its entirety and I think your
phrasing and your selection of material are in the hippest tradition
of the art”.
- Oscar Brown, Jr., the late, legendary singer and composers
Steve can be reached for bookings at: (917) 685-3508 or
[email protected] .