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.
 

                                                       

 

 

PAST PERFORMANCES

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​