Steven Rossitto walks into a room and the room lights up, but it’s when he caresses a melody that the magic happens. There’s a maxim that all great singers sound like they’re telling the truth. Rossitto fits the bill. Now, with the release of his new self-titled EP, audiences will once again have a chance to be seduced by his unique vocal ability.
It’s the way Rossitto gets inside a tune that will stop you in your tracks. He’s twenty-two, from Melbourne, and boasts an innate gift to draw listeners into a song. Rossitto simply knows how to inhabit a melody and interpret a lyric. If you have a penchant for believing in past lives, it’d almost be fair to say his voice has seen a few.
Almost four years on since he recorded ‘Night and Day’ (Rossitto’s debut album released through the ABC music label in 2012), Rossitto’s voice is darker, richer, more finessed and his emotional interpretation still well beyond his years. Since releasing his debut album Rossitto has garnered himself an ARIA nomination for best jazz album of the year, performed at the prestigious ‘Tokyo Jazz Festival,’ including the legendary ‘Cotton Club,’ and attained over half a million fans worldwide through the power of YouTube and social media.
For his new recording, Rossitto has solicited the help of some of Australia’s best musicians and internationally acclaimed sound engineer and mixer, Michael Stavrou, a man who has recorded the likes of Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett, to name a few. The quality of the recording speaks for itself.
Standouts on the collection includeStandouts on the collection include “Summerwind,” “How Deep is the Ocean,” and Cole Porter’s “It’s Alright with Me.”
Join Steven in launching his new EP at The Alex Theatre St. Kilda. He will be accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra made up with some of Australia’s finest musicians, along with special guest and internationally acclaimed Jazz artist, Hetty Kate (www.hettykate.com)