The multi award winning singer James Tormé is fast becoming one of the world’s most celebrated artists and audiences at his live shows instantly understand why.
He is blessed with the ability to interpret melody and lyrics with stunning versatility, scats with impressive virtuosity and yet remains as natural a singer as any on earth.
A bridge between tradition and revolution (he is the son of three time Grammy winner and jazz legend Mel Tormé) Tormé dives into rhythmic and melodic mash-ups with the freedom of an instrumentalist reminiscent of ‘greats' such as Anita O’Day or Ella Fitzgerald.
A master storyteller, James can bring an audience to tears in one moment and have them roaring with laughter the next as he shares precious anecdotes and bits of Hollywood folklore. Like all great entertainers, his charm, ready wit and hypnotic stage presence appear effortless.
These qualities have led the media to describe him as “The very embodiment of 'Old school charm meets new school swagger' and 'One of the most extraordinary singers of a generation'.
Whether headlining jazz festivals, featuring with major orchestras, or appearing at venerable jazz haunts, Tormé approaches every occasion with equal dedication and passion. It’s a trademark quality that sees him performing to capacity crowds wherever he goes.
Explains Tormé; “If folks are going to spend an evening with me, I want it to be one they'll never forget!"
“He is in a class of his own.”
BBC Radio 6 Music
“The greatest male jazz singer to come along in 20 years.”
Chuck Mitchell, President, Sony Classics
“If you get a chance to see James Tormé you should beg, borrow, even steal a ticket.”
“An extraordinary singer with immense resources – audacious and brilliant.”
London Jazz News