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Steve Doyle
Steve Doyle has played an important role on the the New York jazz and cabaret scenes for over 25 years performing regularly at venues such as Birdland, the Carlyle, Feinstein's 54 Below, Town Hall and Joe's Pub to name a few. He also is invited to play at Jazz festivals, concerts and club engagements across the US and around the globe as both a leader and a sideman.

In addition to his consummate work as a bassist, Steve also plays piano and sings beautifully; performing for private events and club engagements at venues such as the Waldorf Astoria, Plaza Hotel, and the New York Hilton. Early in 2017 Steve was the featured piano entertainer on a Crystal Cruises 6-star luxury cruise which traveled around the world. He is frequently invited to play private events at venues such as the Regency Hotel, the Top of the Rock and many local area private clubs including the Lotos Club and 3 West 51st St. Club.

As a double bassist, Steve has appearances on over 25 professional recordings. He has two CD releases to date as a leader - Presence and Home to You.

The list of noteworthy artists who request Steve's services as a side-man includes Marilyn Maye, KT Sullivan, Karen Oberlin, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso and Klea Blackhurst to name a few. Steve has performed in the past for concerts or club engagements with Christine Ebersole, Tony Desare, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dave Stryker, Stacy Sullivan, Kate McGarry, Steve Slagle and many other noteworthy artists.

A recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, Steve was awarded a full-ride merit scholarship for study at the University of Nebraska where he earned a BSE in Music Education. He received an award to study with John Clayton and Charlie Haden from the Milt Hinton Scholarship Fund Competition. In 1997 he was selected as a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition.

His on-going steady bookings in the New York area include Mondays at Birdland where for the past 15 years has been the house bassist along with drummer Daniel Glass and pianist Billy Stritch for Jim Caruso's Cast Party - a wildly popular weekly soiree featuring an array New York's finest vocalists. He also accompanies Caruso an Stritch on Sundays at Bemelman's Bar.

"New-York-by-way-of-Nebraska bassist Doyle includes five lofty originals and a resonant solo rendition of 'Prelude to a Kiss' on his impressive debut (CD). Factor in the ample solo room and support he provides or Chris Potter on Tenor and guitarist Dave Stryker, and Doyle more than makes presence felt." Chris Jisi, Bass Player Magazin

Owen Cordie writes, "Steve Doyle provides firm support and well-rounded solos...full of double stops, woody-toned percussiveness, high/low melodic alternations and take-your-time pacing." - Jazz Times

"Steve is not only aware of the history but also capable of taking his music to new levels" - Steve Slagle