Genuine, energetic, articulate, and on a mission to soothe music lovers who venture out from their semi-urban life-styles, to melt away the daily grind. Order your favorite elixir, find a seat and sit tight. Lively conversations minimize to polite whispers as Stephen Fuller takes the stage. This rising R&B, Jazz, Calypso and occasional Gospel singer, is committed to customizing his book to fit his clientele, thus separating him from the artists who choose material for nondescript audiences.
Stephen Fuller is fresh, like an uncut diamond. His brilliance lies in his polished performance – from start to finish. Stephen Fuller’s lush and sensuous style adds a little fire to the equation, while his patrons sway to Latin rhythms. However, when he performs the infamous ballad, of another Stephen (Sondheim), “Send in the Clowns,” the crowd is briefly frozen in time, once they experience his very chilling rendition of the Broadway classic.
Stephen Fuller, a Newark native, is well known about town. His interest in singing began at age 12, when a teacher recognized his musical gift. He attended the Newark Arts High School and Colgate University, where he studied Sociology and Music, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.
This dynamic bass/baritone sings to packed houses, across the predominately upscale supper club circuit, on either side of the Hudson River. His diverse cross-generational audiences, span across New Jersey. Trumpets Jazz Club (Montclair), the Priory Jazz Club (Newark), Hibiscus Restaurant (Morristown), and the Stony Hill Inn (Hackensack). Additionally, Stephen Fuller can be heard performing in Midtown Manhattan, in the following locations: the Metropolitan Room, the Iguana Room, and Tomi Jazz Club. He is currently expanding his NYC client base to include popular Harlem night spots, such as Ginny’s Supper Club and the Cotton Club. He has performed in Israel, Central America and the parts of the Caribbean. Hosting an Open Mic Project is in the works. Stephen wants to provide local artists an opportunity to be heard and to develop as a singer, dancer or musician. Thus, he will be giving others a chance to fulfill their dreams, while polishing his craft.
The artist was recently featured in a religious publication- The Positive Community, The article is appropriately entitled “The Prime of Stephen Fuller- Lifelong Vocalist hits his Stride (June 2015). Although his voice has been compared to Jon Lucien, and Johnny Hartman, indeed a tribute, Stephen Fuller’s sound is refreshingly unique, uncomplicated, and engaging. Barbara Kukla, Jazz Historian, based in Newark, spoke of her first time hearing Stephen Fuller in concert: “I felt as though he was singing to me. I felt kissed by his music.”
Stephen Fuller’s latest Cd entitled “Expressions of the Heart.” (2013) The album is representative of the fluency of genres well captured by the artist. The following is a Sound Cloud review for his cover of the Beatles’ And I Love Her.
“One prolifically writes about the Art of Love, while the other incorporates multi- genres to cultivate, and disperse the musical seeds of the Western Hemisphere; Paul McCartney and Stephen Fuller, sowing songs of love.”
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