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Steven Kroon

I’ve been a professional musician for the last 30 years. I was born in Harlem and lived there until the age of ten. From Harlem we moved to St. Albans, Queens. The year was 1957. My experience of being raised in Queens was very influential. At the time there were many great jazz and R&B artists living right in our neighborhood. At home I would mostly listen to my father’s music, which was Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, and Machito. Then when I would visit my friends, I would listen to all the great jazz artists. Right in my neighborhood was Lester Young, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Count Basie and many more

Album

On The # 1

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: On The One; Roots; I Know You Do; Phantom of the Island; As Time Goes By; Dust Till Dawn; When There Is Love; Camel Rise; Touch.

Album

On The #1

Label: Kroonatune
Released: 2014
Track listing: On The One; Roots; I Know You Do; Phantom Of The Island; As Time Goes By; Dust Till Dawn; When There Is Love; Camel Rise; Touch.

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Article: Album Review

Mark Elf: Mark Elf Returns 2014

Read "Mark Elf Returns 2014" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Nothing can stop guitarist Mark Elf from making music. He's battled serious health problems, contended with the ups and downs of the music industry for decades, and, most recently, dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the massive storm that flooded his home, delaying the recording of this record for a year. In spite of all ...

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Article: Album Review

Steven Kroon: On The # 1

Read "On The # 1" reviewed by Edward Blanco


New York percussionist Steven Kroon offers a percussive-laden session of Afro-Cuban rhythms, a slice of Brazil and draws on his Nuyorican heritage for a taste of the Puerto Rican flair, in presenting On The # 1, the fifth self- produced album of this veteran musician's 45-year plus musical journey. Long a part of the jazz, blues, ...

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Article: Album Review

Steven Kroon: On The #1

Read "On The #1" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Steven Kroon has long been a first-call percussionist for the musical elite, adding seasonings and spices to the variety of R&B, jazz, and soul dishes that these bigwigs make. He's worked behind Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, Diana Krall, Stanley Turrentine, and numerous others over the past three-plus decades. Many ...

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News: Recording

Ken Hatfield Sextet's New Recording Project: For Langston

Ken Hatfield Sextet's New Recording Project:  For Langston

Award-winning composer and guitarist Ken Hatfield has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to complete the recording of his jazz song cycle “For Langston," in which he set to music poems by the great African-American poet Langston Hughes. This will be Hatfield's ninth recording project as a leader and his first to feature lyrics. In ...

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News: Event

Central Brooklyn Jazz Anniversary Concert

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) will celebrate its 11th anniversary on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Jazz966 located 966 Fulton Street in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn with a jazz concert featuring the Steven Kroon Sextet. The bill also includes a youth jazz ensemble performance by Q City Soundz and a special award presentation to ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Steven Kroon Quintet at Creole July 17th & 18th

Steven Kroon Quintet at Creole July 17th & 18th

NEW YORK -- Creole Restaurant and Music Supper Club continues to invigorate the Harlem Jazz scene with its Latin Jazz Legacy Series featuring the Steven Kroon Quintet Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th, Showtimes 8:00pm and 10:00pm at Creole, 2167 Third Avenue, Corner of 118th Street, NY, NY 10035. (212) 876-8838. Steven Kroon (congas & ...

Album

El Mas Alla (Beyond)

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2008
Track listing: Bo Bo's Blues; Matana; Precious One; Brazilian Sugar; I Wish You Love; Used To Be A Cha-Cha; Steppin; Superwoman/Where Were You; Don Ramon; Minha Saudade.


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