crackedicebandCracked Ice Soul Noir Cracked Ice is a NYC-based, 7-member, retro-nuevo soul band, named after a stomping Earl Bostic jukebox hit from waaaay back in the day. Saxophonist Crispin Cioe formed the group early in the millennium to perform regularly at blue-light bars, swank affaires, blind pigs, elegant occasions, beach blanket bongo bashes, dirt-floor dives, back-alley boites, and esteemed concert stages. Their latest release, Soul Nour is retro-nuevo soul/r&b, like soul classics, only brand new ones you’ve never heard before! Click here to hear/order


burnzyCrispin Cioe Burnzy’s Last Call (soundtrack) Called “cooler than cool,” by Billboard, Crispin produced, arranged and wrote or co-wrote seven of the tracks on this eclectic soundtrack to the award-winning 1999 indie film Burnzy’s Last Call. With new songs from Lou Christie, Graham Parker, David Johansen, Debbie Harry, Evan Dando, Soozie Tyrell, the Smithereens and his own Uptown Horns, Crispin has created a unique musical expression that is both evocative of 60’s and 70’s and would also sound right at home on a NYC dive bar jukebox today. Click here to hear/order


uptownhorns1 The Uptown Horns The Uptown Horn Revue Throughout their 30 years together as session/touring pros, the Uptown Horns have always maintained their stellar band The Uptown Horns Revue, worked on their original songs, and performed regularly at East Coast clubs, often featuring guest stars like Willy DeVille, Peter Wolf, Catherine Russell, Joe Louis Walker, Southside Johnny, Debbie Davies, and Johnny Copeland. This album, also titled “The Uptown Horns Revue”, is the culmination of those years, and includes a stellar cast of friends-of-the-Horns that include Keith Richards, Peter Wolf, and the late great Albert Collins – performing on a bracing blast of rhythm & blues. Click here to hear/order

My Latest Gigs

Crispin & The Uptown Horns w/ The Real Sidemen

Crispin & The Uptown Horns w/ The Real Sidemen

Fri.,July 8, 7:30 pm outdoor concert in Glen Cove, Read More »
Crispin w/ Bad News Barnes & The Brethren of Blues

Crispin w/ Bad News Barnes & The Brethren of Blues

Sat., July 9, 9pm at Black-Eyed Sally's, Hartford, Read More »
Join Crispin w/ Darlene Love in NYC

Join Crispin w/ Darlene Love in NYC

Sat., July 23 7:30pm, at Lincoln Center/Damrosch P Read More »
Crispin w/ Cracked Ice in Westport, CT

Crispin w/ Cracked Ice in Westport, CT

Sunday, July 24, 7:00, a free outdoor concert at T Read More »
A REMEMBRANCE OF GIGS PAST . . .

A REMEMBRANCE OF GIGS PAST . . .

Join Crispin w/ Cracked Ice in NYC Sat., Feb. Read More »
Join Crispin at Stand For The Troops | CrispinMusic.com

Join Crispin at Stand For The Troops | CrispinMusic.com

Wed. Nov. 11th, 2015 - A Star-Studded Veteran's Da Read More »
Join Crispin at Fairfield Theatre Co. | CrispinMusic.com

Join Crispin at Fairfield Theatre Co. | CrispinMusic.com

Friday, Nov.13, 7:30pm - That 70's Show, to benefi Read More »
Join Crispin at The Copper Fox Saloon

Join Crispin at The Copper Fox Saloon

Sat., Nov. 14, 10pm - Terrapin Crispin performs o Read More »
Crispin w/ Darlene Love & Steven Van Zandt

Crispin w/ Darlene Love & Steven Van Zandt

Fri.,9/18 & Sun.,9/20 at Whiskey A Go Go, LA, Read More »
Crispin w/ Paul Wexler & Wexwax

Crispin w/ Paul Wexler & Wexwax

Thurs., Jan. 15, 7pm, at The Sidewalk Cafe, NY Read More »
Crispin with Darlene Love

Crispin with Darlene Love

Sat., Jan.24, at West Point, NY Read More »
Crispin & "The Mark Twain Prize honoring Jay Leno"

Crispin & "The Mark Twain Prize honoring Jay Leno"

Debuts on PBS stations nationally Sun.,Nov. 23 Read More »

My Latest Blog Posts

  • Join Crispin at Stand For The Troops | CrispinMusic.com Crispin Cioe NYC Poster 2 Stand For The Troops

    Wed. Nov. 11th, 2015 – A Star-Studded Veteran’s Day Concert Next Wednesday, November 11th, join us for this excellent concert Veteran’s Day event “Stand For the Troops” at Ethical Culture Concert Hall, 2 W. 64th St., NYC, 7pm, featuring guest performers […]

  • Crispin & Kiku at the Kennedy Center Crispin and Kiku At Kennedy Center Mark Twain Awards

    On Oct. 18, 2015, we taped the “18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for Humor, honoring Eddie Murphy” (which debuts Nov. 23 on PBS stations nationally).  My band that night included trumpeter Kiku Collins, mugging with me here at dress rehearsal […]

  • Shaking it with Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Brittany Howard Alabama Shakes

    Had some big fun last Sunday at the Kennedy Center in DC, music directing the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Honoring Eddie Murphy, which debuts nationally on PBS stations Nov. 23, 2015. Pictured here: Brittany Howard (from […]

  • Esperanza Spalding Amazing at the White House A Celebration of American Creativity

    On Oct. 14 we taped a show in the East Room of the White House for PBS called “A Celebration of American Creativity”, which will debut on Jan. 8, 2016. One of the absolutely astounding artists we backed up that night […]

  • Support the Adam Roth Cancer Treatment Fund Adam Roth

    Adam is a longtime friend and a uniquely gifted musician who, with his brother Charlie, helped me at key moments throughout the entire span of my artistic endeavors here in Gotham. He embodies the spirit of rock and roll past […]

  • If VP Joe Biden Had My Hair . . . Joe Biden Full Length

    True Story   True story: 2013, in the East Room of the White House, just after Leon Pendarvis snapped this, Joe leaned in and whispered to me: “If I had your hair, I’d be President today. . . ” You […]

  • Cracked Ice “Soul Noir” Cracked Ice Album Cover

    Cracked Ice’s latest release, Soul Noir, is retro-nuevo soul/r&b, like soul classics, only brand new ones you’ve never heard before! Available for listening and purchase at cdbaby.com and for download at iTunes.

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