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James Tormé

Cover: $30 per person // Show: 7:30pm

James Tormé And The Dave Richards Dek-tette present:


Multi-award winning jazz vocalist James Tormé returns to Vibrato backed by the Dave Richards Dek-Tette for a one-night-only celebration of jazz icon Marty Paich, one of the greatest pianist/composer/arrangers who ever lived. 

From the seven or so now-legendary mid-century albums he arranged for singers Mel Tormé and Ella Fitzgerald to those he made with Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Anita O’Day, Sammy Davis Jr. and Aretha Franklin, to his piano playing on the famous trio, quartet, small horn outfit and jazz orchestra albums with Stan Getz, Art Pepper, Stan Kenton, Shorty Rogers and many others, Marty Paich proved time after time that he could access staggering levels of creativity. This ability, complimented by a sophisticated, natural sense of musical restraint, helped earn him the nickname ‘The Picasso Of Jazz’. A fully-fledged creative pioneer, Paich repeatedly proved himself to be the cream of the crop. He would go on to enjoy a storied career that took him to the very top of the entertainment world.

Between 1955-65 the jazz world was fighting for its very existence in the face of a severe Rock ’n Roll tidal wave. Along with a few of his pacific coast jazz contemporaries (Shorty Rogers, Pete Rugolo, Billy May, Stan Kenton, Bill Holman, Russ Garcia and a few others) Marty worked hard to give jazz artists something of the ‘gloves off’ variety to fight back with. The resulting music, both vocal and instrumental was some of the hippest, most unforgettable jazz ever written. It quite simply has to be heard

Earlier Event: May 7
Joel Virgel
Later Event: May 9
Lao Tizer