Pianist/bassist/singer Steve Doyle will perform two sets as part of the new "Landmark Wednesdays" series of concerts at the historic SideWalk Café in the East Village tonight, December 3. Doyle, along with his band, will perform sets at 8 and 10pm.
Hot off the release of his debut piano/vocal CD, "Home to You," Steve Doyle will present an acoustic set of favorite standards and original tunes at the SideWalk Café. The buzz surrounding his CD release party at 54 Below resulted in a BroadwayWorld nomination for "Best Male Debut Show of 2012." Now he and his band of stellar heavies are gearing up to blow the doors off of yet another New York club. Steve will feature music from the new CD and also regale with a few ironic-hip arrangements from his old band, The Men's Warehouse.
Steve Doyle was raised in Omaha, Nebraska but has gone on to be one New York's most ubiquitious bassists. He has performed in New York and around the world with many noteworthy artists including Tony Award winning vocalist Christine Ebersole, Grammy award winners Billy Stritch and Lari White and the incomparable Linda Lavin. Steve has also shared the stage with many legendary jazz greats including Bucky Pizzarelli, Dave Stryker, Chris Potter, Gene Bertoncini and is the regular sideman for Tony DeSare. For the past decade, Steve has been the bassist for Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland. He has as received numerous scholarships and awards including a full ride merit scholarship to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and an invitation to participate in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition. He also won an award from the Milt Hinton Scholarship Fund Competition. In addition to his bass playing, Steve is also an accomplished pianist/vocalist with regular bookings in the New York area.