Multi-Award winning artist James Tormé is a uniquely gifted singer whose music infuses older jazz classics with soul and R&B influences of today.
Tormé's magnetic relevance stems from the fact that he mixes the showmanship of his father's generation with the youthful charisma of a contemporary Hollywood star. Considering his roots, this shouldn't be too surprising. James comes from a professional show business family with household names on both sides of the Atlantic. His father, Mel, a legendary singer, was a 3-time Grammy Award winner whose songwriting credits include the most popular holiday song ever, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)." His mother, Janette Scott, and grandmother, Dame Thora Hird, are both celebrated British actresses. The young singer's music, which pays tribute to all corners of American music history, appeals to young and old audiences alike.
"If you get a chance to beg, borrow, even steal ticket, it'll be well worth the effort to be in the presence of such an outstanding showman and performer. James' smooth singing style draws from the "old school", but has a very modern versatility and interpretation all of his own, where his clean-toned vibrato, Jazz sensibilities and charismatic stage presence are fast making this multi-award winning singer one of the most talked about artists of his generation. …an extraordinary singer with immense resources…, his phrasing ...audacious and brilliant." ~ London Jazz News
"Tormé has created one of the most compelling new collections of music we've had the pleasure of listening to in a long, long, time." ~ Scott O'Brien, Smoothjazz.com
"Born into a family blessed with talent and an immense passion for all genres of music, all it took was one album to jump-start James' future in music..." ~ CBS NEWS
"James Tormé is definitely his father's son - smooth and cool." ~ Dan Aquilante, NY Post
"Tormé demonstrates a remarkable felicity with a variety of songs that he defines as the "New American Songbook"..." ~ Andy Propst, Theatermania.com
"From the moment I first heard James Tormé, I could sense that he had that 'IT' factor- a passion in his voice, a coolness in his tone - qualities that are going to impress many a listener in the years to come. No matter the genre he chooses to cover, James Tormé is here - and here to stay." ~ Eric Cohen, MD WAER-FM