Steve Ross is a legend in the New York Cabaret Scene.
Reputedly has 10 000 songs from the Great American Songbook in his head. He came to prominence in the revival of the Cabaret singer in the 80s at venues like the Algonquin and the Rainbow Rooms (atop the World Trade Centre). He was a regular visitor here to Pizza in the park in the 90’s and noughties.
He reassembles an even thinner Fred Astaire and always appears in Black Tie. His Piano playing is fantastic and the Astaire comparison is apt for his voice is light but his diction immaculate. I’ve never seen him tap dance! One night, between sets he sat and chatted with us. Full of charm and always keen to talk about favourite songwriters. A class act.
Sadly I will be away that weekend. Hope you can enjoy.