Danny Kean is proud of his chosen profession.

“I just think it’s a really cool thing that when people ask, ‘What do you do for a living?’ I can say, ‘I make people happy,’ ” says the Farmingdale singer-songwriter. “I know a lot of people think about what music can do for you. It can be about fame and about money. But it really is about making people happy.”

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That pride is the subject of his new bluesy song, “Soul Provider,” as well as the focus of his new EP, “Here It Is” (Ruffle Bird Music), a collection of the various strains of R&B and jazz that makes him feel good.

“I like all kinds of things,” Kean says. “It’s modern R&B and also blues rock and funk. My heroes — like Prince and Stevie [Wonder] — were all like that.”

That means the Motown pop of “I Can’t Wait” sits next to his R&B remake of Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” and the funkier, modern groove of “You Love Me.”

“I love providing good, healthy escapes for people,” he says. “It’s a cool thing to be a part of.”

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Danny Kean plays Pace’s Steakhouse, 325 Nesconset Hwy., Hauppauge, 631-979-7676, at 6 p.m. June 30.