Grammy Winner Steve Tyrell Returns To The McCallum
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell has reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern audience-and he's been a McCallum favorite for more than 15 years! Through the generosity of Rich and Judy Billings, he'll return to Palm Desert at 8:00 pm, Friday, March 27. Tyrell is widely known for his breakthrough performances in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II. His hits-"The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush on You" and "The Sunny Side of the Street"-have launched millions of romances and been played at thousands of weddings, including Chelsea Clinton's!
His first album, A New Standard, was among the best-selling jazz albums for more than five years. Steve's latest album, A Song for You, released in 2018, hit No. 3 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. His 2015 album, That Lovin' Feeling, debuted in the Top 5 and celebrates what he calls the Great American Songbook 2, featuring seminal rock era classics penned by legendary songwriters, including Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber, among others.
In August 2015, Tyrell added "radio host" to his long line of credits. Every Monday through Friday, he can be heard on The Steve Tyrell Show, from 5 to 8 p.m. on KJAZZ 88.1 in Los Angeles and online at jazzandblues.org.
Steve has had the pleasure of singing for heads of state, including Presidents Bush and Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Santos of Columbia, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In 2014, the Prince of Wales invited Steve and his band for a command performance at Buckingham Palace.
As for American royalty, the Sinatra family has long embraced Steve and his music. Together with Quincy Jones, they handpicked Steve to be the featured performer with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at their season-opening concert at which Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Also at the request of the Sinatra family, he reprised that performance at Carnegie Hall. This was one of the rare times the family has reached into the vault of original Sinatra arrangements to share with another artist.
Tyrell's work in the studio as a record producer has included collaborations with such diverse and legendary artists as Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mary J. Blige, Chris Botti, Dave Koz, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder, among many others. He produced Woody Allen's classic comedy album, Woody Allen-Stand Up Comic, as well as an album with the late Andy Griffith, which won the Grammy in 1995 for Gospel Album of the Year.
As a music supervisor and music producer for film and TV, Tyrell has worked with such distinguished directors as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Nancy Meyers, Steven Soderbergh, Charles Shyer, and Hugh Wilson. His song, "How Do You Talk to an Angel," written and produced for Aaron Spelling's Fox television series The Heights, was a No. 1 hit on the BillboardTop 100 Pop Charts.
Aside from being a Grammy Award winner, Tyrell is a Daytime Emmy Award winner and has earned two Prime Time Emmy nominations. He's also garnered three Ace Nominations, the 2004 American Society of Young Musicians All That Jazz Award, a 2004 The Wellness Community Human Spirit Award, a 2006 Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2008 Los Angeles Jazz Society's Jazz Vocalist of the Year honor, and the 2013 City of Hopes Goodwill Ambassador Award. His productions have earned more than 11 Grammy Awards themselves.
Tickets for this performance are priced at $80, $60 and $40. Tickets are available at the Theatre's website at www.mccallumtheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-2787.