Jazz, R&B & Soul Bands


Over the years, SOUL FIRE has amassed an extensive song list. Always true to their Dance & R&B roots, SOUL FIRE performs a varied list of music in several genres – Including of course their own original music.

There is something to please everyone!

The Art Romeo Trio/Quartet

Art Romeo has performed in many pit orchestras on Broadway. The Art Romeo Trio/Quartet plays all the jazz standard tunes, with or without vocals. They were the house band at The Players Club in Gramacy Square , NYC, as well as The Huntington Town House. The band has also performed on top of The RCA Building, Tavern on The Green, The Waldorf Astoria, Hotel Roosevelt, Huntington Yacht Club, El Mulino Restaurants and The Veteran’s Association in Northport just to name a few. They get rave reviews and encore performances wherever they perform.

Killer Joe & the Lido Soul Review

“Bodyguard to The Blues”

Killer Joe & the Lido Soul Review are the hardest playing band on NY performing the best of Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Oldtime Rock n Roll, Blues, & Soul. They put the fun back into live music, where dancing on the bar is always encouraged!

Danny Kean

4 piece Jazz, R&B, Soul Band

Blind since birth, Danny’s parents were told by a doctor that blind children often play great piano. Danny Kean started playing piano at the tender age of two and was told by a piano tuner that he had perfect pitch. As he grew up, he spent hours practicing and listening to legends like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Jimmy Hendrix, Ray Charles and the Crusaders. By the age of 15, he was playing solo at bars and jazz jams in New York City. He also started to take professional piano lessons and sit in on studio sessions, where he developed an interest for songwriting.

Danny was only 18 when he released his first album Blind by Design and only 19 when he went on his first European tour with Stevie Cochran which included a performance at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2002, Danny started working with Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, a New York City blues legend, and later R&B soul icon Maxine Brown, who covered some of Danny’s songs. Danny also worked with Lenny Kravitz producer Henry Hirsch and played guitar for gospel great Tye Tribbett. Among all these accomplishments, Danny appeared on the Steve Harvey morning show during a contest and won the chance to compete in amateur night at the Apollo. He won three nights in a row.

Recently Danny has written and recorded with legendary rocker Gary U.S. Bonds on his latest album “Let them talk”. He also toured and recorded with New Orleans blues legend Bryan Lee.

In 2008, Danny created Danny Kean and Friends with veteran New York City drummer/drum instructor Phil Bloom and well known guitarist Don Celenza. They continue to play clubs and festivals in the New York area. Danny’s new album, Danny Kean, channels a lifetime of stories, questions, concepts, and his musical influences into one cohesive piece. “It shows His range of styles while continuing to stay true to the idiom of soul music,” Visionary Media

The Long Island Jazz Orchestra

The Long Island Jazz Orchestra, unlike other big bands of today, specializes in performing the original distinctive arrangements of the big band jazz and swing orchestras of the 40’s to the present, along with
original contemporary arrangements and premier compositions. Performances have featured The LIJO in concert settings, cabaret settings, clinics for students of jazz as well as social settings such as weddings, birthdays, swing dances and cocktail parties. Each musician is a conservatory trained music specialist.

The Long Island Jazz Orchestra is already recognized as one of the most exciting and versatile 16 piece jazz big bands in the New York Metropolitan area. It was formed with some of the area’s finest and most accomplished jazz musicians.

Mike Ficco Jazz Quartet/trio

3/4 Piece Jazz Ensemble

Mike has been involved in all levels of public and private music education for more the 3 decades. Throughout the years, he has arranged and composed various types of music for local performing groups, nationally known artists and major music publishers. Many of his arrangements for school stage bands, concert bands, and orchestras are used by educators nationwide.

Mike is best known for his work as a jazz saxophonist, jazz ensemble clinician, NYSSMA jazz adjudicator/All County Jazz Ensemble Director, and recording musician. After a two year stint as stage band director and professor of jazz studies at Five Towns College, Mike went on to become jazz ensemble director at Suffolk Community College. He continues to remain busy performing in his jazz groups, The Mike Ficco Jazz Quartet
and The Mike Ficco Jazz Trio.

The RF Trio/Quartet

The RF Trio performs all the Jazz standards and perfect for your cocktail hour or private party.

3 – 4 piece Jazz Ensemble

The RF Trio performs all the Jazz standards and perfect for your cocktail hour or private party.