by Poppa Steve

Released 2016
Dry Heat Records
Released 2016
Dry Heat Records
Latin Jazz including tango, samba, salsa, bossa nova etc.
I first fell in love with Latin music when Joao Gilberto came out with “The Girl From Ipanema .” But I grew up in the Rock era and we heard little of the music from south of the border, but I always loved the percussion that drove the tunes.

Now, with “World” music so popular, it’s back bigger than ever, and that's a real good thing.

Cool Music

I call my music "Americana Funk", a retro salute to the early days when music was created here and not imported from Europe. This music has evolved into what we know today as Rock & Roll, R&B, Country, Jazz, Soul, Folk and Blues. I go back to those beginnings for solos and riffs and wrap it all up in contemporary Jazz for cool modern sounds with a touch of nostalgia to them. I draw on my experience as a drummer and bandleader (1958 - 1972), producer (1970 - 2000), and digital music composer and music arranger (2005 - present). I put everything I know and love into this music and sincerely hope you enjoy the groove. Poppa Steve

VIDEO: Homegrown

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