Crispin Cioe Hall of Fame Induction
Crispin Cioe was inducted into the New England Music Hall of Fame during a benefit concert in Waterbury, Connecticut. Crispin was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a founding member of The Uptown Horns with Uptown Horns partners Arno Hecht, Larry Etkin, and Bob Funk.
The Uptown Horns New England Music Hall of Fame Induction
The horn section features Crispin Cioe (alto and baritone), Arno Hecht (tenor), Bob Funk (trombone), and Larry Etkin (trumpet).
Uptown Horns Hall of Fame Induction
The Uptown Horns work is legendary — having performed, toured, and recorded with some of the most highly regarded rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and R&B artists in music industry history. Since The Uptown Horns’ inception in 1980, the group received recording credits on over 150 albums, including James Brown’s Living in America, as well as tracks for artists like Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, and REM. Members have gone on to perform with big-name acts like The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, and Robert Palmer.
They got their start hosting “The Uptown Horns Party” at Tramps in New York City, which featured guest artists Solomon Burke, Rufus Thomas, Mitch Ryder, Elvis Costello, Wayne Kramer, Dennis Coffey, David Johansen, Dr. John, Southside Johnny, Clarence Clemmons, Buster Brown, Iggy Pop, Dennis Coffey, and many others. Music industry luminaries like famed songwriter Doc Pomus and producer Jerry Wexler regularly stopped by to enjoy the party, which often lasted past 3 am.
The Uptown Horns were inducted into the New England Music Hall of Fame at the end of their performance with The Hollywood Allstars in Waterbury. Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, and keyboardist of The Hollywood Allstars Steve Gaspar presented each of the Uptown Horn members with a plaque, handcrafted by local New England artists.
The Uptown Horns Hall of Fame Induction
Crispin Cioe Hall of Fame Induction: All for a Good Cause
The concert was held to raise money to fight breast cancer. The “Are You Dense Music Fest” was a benefit for the education of dense breast tissue and its risk factors. Throughout the beautiful theater, artwork was auctioned and local products were raffled-off to attendees.