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James Torme

Cover: $25 // Show: 7:30pm

With just one visit to a show, it's easy to see why James Tormé is quickly becoming one of the most talked about performers in the world. One of the most natural singers you will ever hear, he uses his creamy, floaty voice to reinvent both his own originals and jazz classics, taking them to the next level.

Blessed with the ability to interpret both melody and lyrics with stunning versatility and ’scat-sing’ as well as anyone on earth, the multi-award winning jazz star (who is the son of 3-time Grammy winner and jazz legend Mel Tormé) dives into rhythmic and melodic mash-ups with the freedom of an instrumentalist (à la Anita O’Day and Ella Fitzgerald), while sharing precious bits of Hollywood folklore along the way.

A master storyteller, Tormé can move an audience to tears in one moment only to get a huge laugh in the next. And like all great entertainers, he makes it seem effortless. With these capabilities, it’s no mystery that the media sees Tormé as ‘the very embodiment of old school charm meets new school swagger, and ‘one of the most extraordinary singers of a generation’.

Whether headlining the world’s most prestigious festivals, soloing with a major city’s orchestra, or doing his own show at a small jazz haunt, Tormé treats every situation the same. It’s a quality that ensures he’ll always be found performing to capacity crowds.

“I respect every audience equally. If people are going to spend an evening with me, I want it to be one they'll never forget." says Tormé.

“The greatest male jazz singer to come along in 20 years” - Chuck Mitchell, President, Sony Classics

“James Tormé is definitely his father’s son, smooth and cool.” - New York Post

“He is in a class of his own.” - Jo Good, BBC Radio 6 Music

“If you get a chance to see James Tormé you should beg, borrow, even steal a ticket.” - JazzFM.com

“An extraordinary singer with immense resources — audacious and brilliant.” - Andrew Cartmel, London Jazz News'

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