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Crispin Cioe plays the Levitt Pavilion

Saxophonist Crispin Cioe plays the Levitt Pavilion in Westport, Connecticut on a regular basis. Crispin, a Westport resident, has performed at the Levitt multiple times, most recently appearing with singer Darlene Love. Here, she slays “Painkiller”. (Crispin is on the left.)

“Painkiller”

“Painkiller” by Darlene Love was written by Michael Des Barres and Paul Ill and was first released by The Michael Des Barres Band in 2012. It is a cut from her album Introducing Darlene Love.

“Oh Happy Day”

“Oh Happy Day” is a 1967 gospel music arrangement of the 1755 hymn by clergyman Philip Doddridge and has since become a gospel music standard. Darlene Love discovered her gift for singing in the choir in the Baptist church.

Oh Happy Day

Darlene Love sings “Oh Happy Day” at the Levitt with Crispin on saxophone.

Crispin Cioe tours regularly with Darlene Love. He has appeared with Darlene Love on ABC’s “The View”. Additionally, the saxophonist has performed with Darlene Love in Lowell, Massachusetts, and at venues throughout the northeast, the east coast, and across the United States.

Crispin Cioe Headlines at the Levitt in Westport CT

Crispin also has headlined at the Levitt in Westport, Connecticut with Angel Rissoff and Susan Didrichsen performed with Crispin in 2016. The event “The Chicken Shack” was a Soul and R&B Revue. A Bronx, New York native, Rissoff started singing R&B on street corners when he was twelve, and joined his first band, The Soul Masters, as bass player in 1970. His distinctive vocal style is a result of an array of influences; doo-wop’s Nolan Strong, jazz balladeers, Arthur Prysock and Billy Eckstine, soul giants, Howard Tate, Don Covay, Harvey Fuqua and the blue-eyed soul of Felix Cavaliere. Rissoff has been active in soul, R&B and rock circles as well as in the beach music scene, where he is known as The Bronx Bomber of Soul.

Image of Poster featuring Crispin Cioe Plays the Levitt Pavilion regularly.

A Bronx, New York native, Angel Rissoff started singing R&B on street corners when he was twelve, and joined his first band, The Soul Masters, as bass player in 1970. His distinctive vocal style is a result of an array of influences; doo-wop’s Nolan Strong, jazz balladeers, Arthur Prysock and Billy Eckstine, soul giants, Howard Tate, Don Covay, Harvey Fuqua and the blue-eyed soul of Felix Cavaliere. Rissoff has been active in soul, R&B and rock circles as well as in the beach music scene, where he is known as The Bronx Bomber of Soul. He was lead singer for the Florida-based band, Kollektion, and made an album as part of the critically acclaimed group, Diamond, Angel and Crooks. He also fronted the GC Dangerous band with original Rascal, Gene Cornish on guitar.

He played with the legendary Chuck Berry, and has worked with such notables as Dion, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Bobby Byrd, Robben Ford, Darlene Love, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Jackson, Paul Shaffer, The Blues Image, Harvey Fuqua, and The New Rascals. Angel Rissoff was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as a Great R&B Artist on December 4, 2011.

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