Cover: $50 per person/$25 per person at the bar // Show: 7:30pm
TORMÉ Sings TORMÉ & More!
In the 20th year of remembrance of Mel Tormé
Steve March-Tormé - vocals
Steve Rawlins - piano/MD
Paul Morin - bass
Gordon Peeke - drums
Grant Geissman - guitar
Steve March-Tormé, first-born son of legendary jazz icon Mel Tormé, presents a first class performance of music and memories in tribute to the 20th anniversary of his beloved Dads passing. Blessed with Mel's internalized rhythm & sense of swing, Steve sings many of his father’s best known tunes, but in his own inimitable style. Song selections include; Lulu’s Back in Town, Mountain Greenery, Blue Moon, Just One of Those Things, Green Dolphin St. and Born to Be Blue. Along with musical surprises and, of course, no matter the time of year, Mel's own original, The Christmas Song. Steve also shares personal stories, little known facts and insights into his relationship with his famous Dad. This is a "must see" show!
"At the snap of a finger, he turned this colorful room into Las Vegas at show-time before moderating the tempo and making it the most intimate space in town. In the language of show business, he’s a class act." PETER VACHER - London Jazz Times
"Second generation talent can be hit-or-miss. You can hit yourself if you miss this one . . . the guy is so personable, his voice so becoming and his performance so filled with élan, that he is always interesting . . ." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Steve March-Tormé pours his heart and soul into everything he sings, and he sings it all so well. The consummate entertainer! BILLY STRITCH
Steve March-Tormé is the first born son of the multi-talented jazz icon, Mel Tormé. His stepfather was actor/comedian Hal March, who hosted NBC-TV’s infamous "The $64,000 Question" show and subsequently starred in Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn on Broadway.
An international touring and recording artist, Steve has wowed audiences in venues from intimate jazz clubs to Performing Arts Centers and festivals worldwide (Australia, England, Japan, Canada,Brazil to name a few). He's also performed at the prestigious Detroit Jazz Festival with Dianne Schuur, Ramsey Lewis, Stanley Clarke and John Pizzarelli. This year, he looks forward to seeing Mr. Pizzarelli again when they both perform at the famous Mackinac Island Jazz Festival.
Four major albums are, Swingin’ at the Blue Moon Bar & Grille features a duet of Straighten up and Fly Right with his famous Dad. His most recent, Inside/Out, features all his own original tunes and is the first album on which he's recorded vocals, guitar, and keyboards.
He soon begins a new recording project with manager producer Suzi Reynolds known for her Grammy nominated recordings with Freddy Cole, Rufus Reid, Jay Rodriguez, Howard Johnson, and the late, great Teri Thornton.
In addition to performing and recording, Steve also hosts his own radio show every Thursday and Friday afternoon on the Music of Your Life network (www.musicofyour-life.com). He's also 'the voice" on 91.1 The Avenue (avenueradio.com) in Wisconsin, every weekday morning (6:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.) and afternoon (3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.).
Steve makes his second appearance at Vibrato Grill, Jazz & Etc with new, exciting material and with treasured gold standards from his dad's iconic repertoire.