The term renaissance man certainly applies to vocalist Steve Tyrell, a favorite of guests of The Jazz Cruise for many years. Respected for his craft as a singer, the Grammy Award-winning producer and vocalist brings his own voice to classic tunes from the Great American Songbook. He’s worked with a virtual who’s who of American pop musicians and all 9 of his American Standards albums have achieved Top 10 status on Billboard’s Jazz charts. He’s perhaps best known for his version of “The Way You Look Tonight,” which was featured in both Father of the Bride films. He’s also a music supervisor and producer for film and TV, and somehow finds time to host a daily radio show on KKJZ in Southern California.
As we look forward to having Steve join us for Jazz: Live In Las Vegas in 2021 and sail with us again on The Jazz Cruise in 2022, get to know more about Steve in the engaging video he recorded aboard The Jazz Cruise earlier this year. As an added bonus, we caught up with the talented and multifaceted vocalist for a fun Q&A as soon as he was able to confirm he will be among the stars performing at Jazz: Live In Las Vegas from February 21 – 26, 2021.
Jazz: Live In Las Vegas – We are so excited that you were able to clear your schedule to join us for the Jazz: Live In Vegas event!
Steve Tyrell – It took a minute to clear some hurdles, talk to the band and work things out. You guys move fast!
Jazz: Live In Las Vegas – Any thoughts about our pivot for ’21 with us “docking” The Jazz Cruise in Las Vegas?
Steve Tyrell – Man, had you done this earlier, I would be a 20-year veteran of the show by now. You know that I was nervous about cruising, but now I can do that as well as a show on land.
Jazz: Live In Las Vegas – Yes, we must have made offers to you for a full decade before you were willing to sail with us. Are you glad you did?
Steve Tyrell – No lie. The Jazz Cruise has opened up a new audience and fan base for me. The people are amazing and I love performing for them.
Jazz: Live In Las Vegas – Have you had a chance to review the lineup for the Vegas event?
Steve Tyrell – You bet! Elling, McBride, Joey D, Pizzarelli….all the heavy hitters will be there. I was told that John Clayton is leading a slightly smaller version of the Big Band. Now that will be very cool!
Jazz: Live In Las Vegas – You know Vegas and the Encore Resort and Theater…any tips for our guests?
Steve Tyrell – The Encore Resort and Theater are top drawer in every way. You should take full advantage of all the stuff that it offers. The rest of my advice is simple, Book Now!/Never Split Tens/Book Now! and when you are there, look me up. We will hang out!