Cover: $20 // Show: 7:30pm
Singer/songwriter Steve March-Tormé is the son of the multi-talented Mel Tormé and stepson of the actor/comedian Hal March, host of NBC-TV’s The $64,000 Question Show.
On the recommendation of Quincy Jones, Steve was selected to be in the vocal group Full Swing. After successful tours of the United States, Brazil and Japan, Steve left the group to focus on his solo career. He has since released four “jazz/pop” albums, the first being “Swingin’ at the Blue Moon Bar & Grille,” which features a live duet between Steve and his dad Mel on “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” He followed that up with the albums “The Night I Fell For You”, a blend of originals and standards and “The Essence of Love”, which includes a playful duet with jazz icon Diane Schuur.
His album “So Far”, combines the most popular material from his first three CDs into one “best of” recording.
Steve’s latest CD, “inside/out,” is a set of 12 brand new, original tunes written entirely by Steve and is the first CD he’s recorded on which he not only sings but plays keyboards and guitar.
Steve has wooed audiences in every venue from intimate jazz clubs to Performing Arts Centers to festivals worldwide (Australia, England, Japan, Canada, and Brazil to name a few). In addition, he did a 28-city, cross-country tour for Columbia Artists Mgt. Inc. entitled Tormé Sings Tormé. The show featured a ten-piece band and extraordinary arrangements penned by Marty Paich exclusively for the Velvet Fog.
After a recent performance at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, Jetsetters Magazine Editor Janice Marie Wilson wrote of Steve: “I had forgotten how wonderful falling in love was until last Friday night, when I attended the Steve March-Tormé performance at the Cabaret Jazz Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s worth coming to Las Vegas just to see him because you will surely fall in love ... the evening took off the ground never to land until after the last standing ovation!”
In addition to his performing and recording career, Steve also hosts his own radio show every Wed. and Thurs. afternoon on the syndicated The New Music of Your Life network, and is the voice every weekday morning and afternoon on 91.1 FM The Avenue in Northeast Wisconsin.