CD REVIEWS

Trumpet & Flugelhorn: John D'earth

Piano: Steve Kessler
Bass: John Lockwood

Drums: Alan Dawson

 

Don't Get Scared

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Years of My Youth​​​​

This Happy Madness

         Years of my Youth

​“I enjoy Steve Marvin’s CD…a voice we can use…am fond of, as everyone else is, the Thad Jones and Bill Evans medley.” ....ESSENCE OF JAZZ
Rochester, NY
 

“Fell in love with Steve Marvin’s CD ‘Years of My Youth’…hope it finds its way to more record stores.”....Andy Zeldin, WWUH West Hartford, CT

 

 

“Steve’s enunciation is excellent, and he can ‘scat’ with relaxed ease…Steve Marvin is a genuine jazz singer.” “It’s not often that you hear a man who can scat with authority. Steve Marvin can and does on his first CD, “The Years of My Youth”. ....THE SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE Bob Allen Review

 

“Steve Marvin – what a versatile and interesting singer – from ‘A Child Is Born’ to the ‘Hip Mouse’ – His ‘Years of My Youth’ is a delightful recording!”

 

....Jack Simpson’s
JAZZ ON THE BEACH
Cocoa, FL

 

“There are many good vocalists who are jazz oriented, but there are few who get as deeply into the tradition of John Hendricks, Mel Torme and Sarah Vaughn as does Marvin. With and outstanding jazz voice is the fifth axe in his Richmond/Boston group…this CD is testimony to the man’s philosophy and surprising artistry…hell of a showcase for the outstanding jazz man from Boston…not to be missed!” ....W. Pickowitz, Jr. JAZZ MESSINGER

 

Piano: Mac Chrupcala

Bass: Peter Kontrimas 

DrumsJohn Anter

​There Is No ​Greater Love

A Time For Love

Satin Doll

 

               Live At Scullers

“The voice of Steve Marvin is fresh…a mover…gets to the heart.” ....Johnny Adams
And All That Jazz
Pacific Coast Productions

 

“Outstanding…incredible…wished I lived up there…want to move to LA?”

 

....Kris Grier
KONP Radio
Port Angeles, WAT

 

“Steve Marvin is a classic child of bebop. He can sing straight but also reel off vocalese lyrics with speed and style as well as Torme, Murphy or any of the other big names. This live CD (Scullers) has him doing both very well…In addition to show pieces and ballads Marvin also struts his stuff on unlikely vehicles like ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’ and ‘Sweet Sue’. …he is a great Jazz singer.” ....Jerome Wilson CADENCE MAGAZINE Feb 1997

 

 

“Steve has that great singer’s knack of telling stories big kids love to hear…he has no fear of taking chances…plays games with melodies, with feelings, …makes us laugh, cry and remember.” ....Fred Bouchard Correspondent,
JAZZ TIMES, DOWN BEAT,
BOSTON PHOENIX, PATRIOT LEDGER
& the host of 'CHANGES', WMBR, MIT RADIO

 

“Steve Marvin performs the vocalese numbers as an instrumentalist, but with his voice blending with the ensemble and displaying quite an extraordinary technique. ....Jim Santella L.A. JAZZ SCENE

 

The following selections were recorded in Richmond, VA for a cd that was never completed 

"Being Here with You"  ​...in Richmond, VA

Vocals: Steve Marvin

Reeds: Les Owen

Piano: Steve Kessler

Bass: Armand Beaudoin

Drums: John Greely

There Will Come A Time

Let Me See

.​On The Street Where You Live