Sonny Step has established himself as a potent force in an eclectic array of musical genres, bringing to bear his skills as a multi-instrumentalist singer- songwriterin a variety of impressive contexts. Whether he is performing on the Late Show with Vic Mensa, working with Ricky Martin, singing with Rihanna at a music award ceremony, performing as a founder and band leader with Hudson Horns, or joining Solange at a plush performance at the Guggehheim, Sonny works hard to seamlessly blend in to an ensemble or stand out in a solo act.
Born and raised in Philly, Sonny was exposed in large doses to RnB, soul, rock, and jazz. He routinely performs as a lead singer, showcasing his own writing and that of other established acts. His singing is deeply influenced by the likes of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. He is a jazz-trained Saxophonist whose style hearkens back to a range of players and bands such as Dexter Gordon and Parliament-Funkadelic. Step’s original compositions feature smooth and soulful harmonies and heavy grooves that stylistically interweave 1990’s RnB with dance beatsstraight out of the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Sonny brings musicality and groove to every project including rap and trap efforts and fusion outfits coming out of the Steely Dan and Miles Davis vibes.
Look out for Sonny Step’s forthcoming EP, scheduled to come out in the fall of 2018.