America’s Event Band of Distinction

Cracked Ice

Live Music Has Never Sounded So Good

Cracked Ice: America’s Event Band of Distinction

Cracked Ice is a band of New York City area musicians who regularly perform on national television, on gold and platinum albums, and in sold-out concert and stadium tours.  Musicians who are consummate music industry insiders, the ringers who are called in whenever the music has to be perfection.

At the same time, these are musicians who love to play nightclubs, concerts, parties, galas, and receptions, because live music is and will always be the band’s raison d’etre.  Their renowned reputation for musical mastery, style, and sophistication has made them one of the leading bands nationally for discerning, serious music lovers.  The group is led by saxophonist, composer, producer Crispin Cioe, who has toured and performed with such artists as the Rolling Stones (“Steel Wheels Tour”), Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles, played sax solos on hit records like “Living in America” with James Brown, and performed regularly on TV shows like “”Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “The Today Show” (December 2011, playing sax with legendary singer/songwriter Carole King).

Cracked Ice is a band that knows how to make a party come alive,  and live on in the memories of every single guest that attended the event.  Please scroll down to see and hear Cracked Ice in action, and to learn more about upcoming live appearances.


Live Performances

Crispin performs:

–with Cracked Ice, Saturday, Feb. 13, 9-12:30pm, at Hill Country BBQ, 30 W. 26th St., NYC

–with Darlene Love (star of Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom), Thursday, Feb. 11, at BB King’s, 237 W. 42nd St., NYC and Friday, Feb. 12 at Tarrytown Music Hall

–as Musical Director for In Performance at the White House:  A Celebration of American Creativity (featuring James Taylor, Usher, Queen Latifah, Trombone Shorty, Smokey Robinson, Keb ‘Mo, Buddy Guy, Carol Burnett, MC Lyte, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Audra MacDonald), on PBS television stations nationwide or at

–as Musical Director of The Mark Twain Prize for Humor, honoring Eddie Murphy on PBS television stations nationwide or at

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Our Debut Album

Crispin and Cracked Ice also produce original music and have just released their debut album, “Soul Noir”.  The Cracked Ice album is available for listening and purchase on and for download at iTunes.

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