The combination of their world class musicianship and Tormés
incomparable vocal gifts and showmanship made for a rare musical
multi award winning singer James Tormé is a born entertainer.
He is blessed with the ability to interpret melody and lyrics with
stunning versatility, scats with impressive virtuosity and bridging
tradition into modern musical sensibilities.
son of 3X Grammy winner and jazz legend Mel Tormé and famed
British actress/mother, Janette Scott, James dives into rhythmic
and melodic mash-ups with the freedom of an instrumentalist reminiscent
of greats' such as Anita ODay or Ella Fitzgerald. He
spent his youth with legends including Ms Fitzgerald, George Shearing,
Buddy Rich, Peggy Lee and Duke Ellington.
A master storyteller,
James can bring an audience to tears in one moment and have them
roaring with laughter the next as he shares precious anecdotes and
bits of Hollywood folklore. Like all great entertainers, his charm,
ready wit and hypnotic stage presence appear effortless.
have led the media to describe him as Old school charm meets
new school swagger and One of the most extraordinary
singers of a generation.
jazz festivals, featuring with major orchestras, or appearing at
venerable jazz haunts with his trio, Tormé approaches every
occasion with equal dedication and passion. It's no mystery that
Tormé is now consistently appearing to standing room only
crowds at the world's top venues as well as being featured as the
centerpiece of prestigious jazz festivals across the globe. Says
Tormé, "Every show, every appearance is important to
me, whether it's the Greek Theater or a small jazz club. If
folks are going to spend an evening with me, I want it to be one
they'll never forget!"
has performed in numerous world-class venues that include: The Greek
Theater (Los Angeles), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), London
Hippodrome, Ronnie Scott's (London), The Savoy Theater (London),
Smith Center For The Performing Arts (Las Vegas, NV), The Las Vegas
Hilton, The Hollywood Palladium, The Annenberg Theater, (Palm Springs,
CA), Union Chapel (London), The Regal (Evesham, UK), La Mirada Theater
For The Performing Arts (Los Angeles), The Fred Kavli Theater (Thousand
Oaks, CA) Feinsteins (New York), Bell Auditorium (Augusta,
GA), Bedroom Bar for Jazz FM (London), The Viper Room, Vibrato,
Iridium with The Les Paul Trio (New York), The Elephant Room (Austin,
TX) Anthology (San Diego, CA), Catalina Jazz Club (Hollywood, CA),
Atlantis Resort (Bahamas), the BBC Club (London), Jazz Café
James has also
performed with top-drawer Orchestras & Bands like: The BBC Concert
Orchestra, The Ronnie Scott's Orchestra, The Les Paul Trio, The
Guy Barker Big Band, The SWR Big Band, The New West Symphony Orchestra,
The Walt Disney Trio, The Ronnie Scott's All-Stars, The Sid Lawrence
Orchestra, The John Altman Big Band, The Symphony Orchestra Augusta,
The California Philharmonic, The John Daversa Big Band, The Elevation
Orchestra and more...
James' father Mel Torme and Bob Wells wrote the blockbuster Christmas
hit "Chestnust Roasting On An Open Fire"