I grew up in a household of music with seven older sisters and brothers listening to the pop music of the day - swing. But I knew just what I wanted to be when I grew up.... a cowboy.
In the early 50's, I heard the great bebop players live at Boston's Hi-Hat Club on Symphony Sid's radio show on WMEX. After hearing Louis Bellson, I knew instinctively what I wanted to be... a drummer!
Well, after five years of studying drums, I was backing up an R&B group of friends. Listening to these guys sing, I knew exactly what I wanted to be.... a group singer. ....And whaddaya know. I did it! And I loved every minute of it!
Something was missing though. Through that whole R&B infatuation, I was always listening to 'King Pleasure','Eddie Jefferson, Annie Ross & Jon Hendricks. One magic night at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival, Count Basie and Joe Williams brought onstage Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Well, I already had their first album, but that night I swear I was reborn.
Jon Hendricks is not only an incredible lyricist and vocal performer, but I had never heard a vocalist do the things that he was doing.
It was then that I knew for sure what I wanted to do! I realized that singing in front of a band wasn't enough, I wanted to be part of the band, an instrumentalist, if you will. I began to listen more to the horns, study their individual styles, scat as they phrased their solos. And I've maintained this philosophy throughout my career-no matter what!! I feel as strongly about it today as I did then.
Described by the Jazz Messenger (June 1994) as "an unusually talented and versatile jazz vocalist from Revere, MA." Steve is comfortable performing Jazz, Blues and Cabaret.
Centennial Tribute to Frank Sinatra with Capital Jazz Orchestra, C.J. Poole
Count Basie Tribute with Capital Center Jazz Orchestra Featuring longtime Basie drummer Butch Miles. Music Director, Clayton Poole
"Salute to Sinatra" Concerts with Kenny Hadley Big Band, Boston Big Band & Hal MacIntire Orchestra
The 3 Swingin’ Tenors: Jack Alessi, Jim Porcella & Steve Marvin
Costa Caribbean Cruises - Frank Sinatra Tribute shows
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Tony Bennett Tribute Show - Steven Karidoyanis, Conductor Ron Della Chiesa, Narrator
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Frank Sinstra Tribute Show - Steven Karidoyanis, Conductor Ron Della Chiesa, Narrator
Thayer Symphony Orchestra & Bion Orchestra - Francis Wada, Conductor
Timberlane Symphony Orchestra - Anthony DiBartolomeo, Conductor
Scullers Jazz Club - Boston
Lincoln Center - with White Heat Swing Orchestra and Norah Jones
Town Hall – NYC with Tony Corbiscello Big Band
NYC Sultans of Swing - NYC/Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket
Virgina Commonwealth University Jazz Concert Series opening act for Nat Adderly Quintet - Richmond, VA
Sam Miller's Jazz Club & Tobacco Warehouse Richmond, VA
Wharf Jazz Club - Alexandria, VA
Sheraton Tara Hotels Braintree & Framingham, MA
Gino Cappelletti's 'Point After' Boston
Joe Namath's 'Bachelors 3' Boston
Various New England Jazz Clubs
Boston Globe Jazz Festival –With Kenny Hadley Big Band opening act for
Mercer Ellington & The Duke Ellington Orchestra
Boston Music Awards Jazz Vocalist Nominee,Various New England TV appearances &
Performed original "Chicago" song for CBS TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Sheraton -Tel-Aviv, Israel
Blue Note, Le Chat Qui Peche & Ladybird Jazz clubs - Paris, France
Sondestrom & Thule Greenland and Kevlavik, Iceland bases
La Pepistrano – Rome
Jazz Cafe - Barcelona
76th Army Band - Orleans France