James Torme: Born To Be Blue at The Loft - 7/2Tuesday, July 02 2019 6:30pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
- Bar Stool
at The Loft at City Winery
James Tormé Born To Be Blue
Fast becoming one of the world’s most celebrated artists, multi-award winning singer James Tormé comes to City Winery for a special performance of his critically acclaimed show, Born To Be Blue. Tormé’s brilliant reinvention of the fifties/sixties late night jazz scene is proving to be the perfect playground for the charismatic young singer to find new colors and textures.
Operating as bridge between tradition and revolution (he is the son of three-time Grammy winner and jazz legend Mel Tormé), Tormé is blessed with the ability to interpret melody and lyrics with stunning versatility, diving into rhythmic and melodic mash-ups with a freedom reminiscent of Anita O’Day or Ella Fitzgerald.
Described by the media as ‘Timeless old school charm meets new school swagger' and 'One of the most extraordinary singers of a generation’, Tormé’s sublime vocal skills, ready wit and hypnotic stage presence all appear effortless. Attributes that have music fans everywhere identifying him as a truly great entertainer.
“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
“The combination of their world class musicianship and Tormé’s incomparable vocal gifts and showmanship made for a rare musical experience.” - The Examiner
“If you get a chance to see James Tormé you should beg, borrow, even steal a ticket.”- Jazz FM
“An extraordinary singer with immense resources – audacious and brilliant.”- London Jazz News
“He is in a class of his own.” - BBC Radio 6 Music