JAMES TORMÉ IN “SOMETHING COOL!”
Saturday, March 14, 2020 8pm
Multi award-winning vocalist James Tormé returns to Martinis Above Fourth with Something Cool! – a genius reinvention of the West Coast jazz era.
Blowing the dust off of legendary arrangements (that he has special access to), the second-generation jazz star (yes, he’s the son of Mel) tips his hat to the coolest West Coast jazz composers and singers, from Marty Paich, George Shearing, Art Blakey, Shorty Rogers and Miles Davis to Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Chet Baker, Mel Tormé, Peggy Lee and more.
Blessed with sublime control over a voice that has been likened to ‘creamy dark chocolate’, Tormé uses the songs of Something Cool as a canvas, diving into rhythmic and melodic mashups with a freedom and complexity few on the planet could match, while sharing stories (some of them hilarious) and inside Hollywood folklore along the way.
Tormé charms with his self-effacing manner and the show’s sheer hipness is contagious. Don’t miss SOMETHING COOL! It’s a must-see!
“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
“If you get a chance to see James Tormé you should beg, borrow, even steal a ticket.” – JazzFM.com
“He needs to give me some singing lessons.” – Barbara Morrison
“In a class of his own.” – Jo Good, BBC Radio 6 Music
“An extraordinary singer with immense resources – audacious and brilliant.” – Andrew Cartmel, London Jazz News
• $35/$40 Reserved Seating
Doors open at 6pm for dinner and seating.
Street Parking and Paid Lots are available.
A minimum purchase of $20.00 in food/beverage is required per person while inside the showroom. Food and beverage purchased in the Overlook Bar does not apply to the showroom minimum. Service fees apply to all tickets purchased via our online box office, phone or at the door. There are no refunds or exchanges for show ticket purchases.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
The multi award winning singer James Tormé is fast becoming one of the world’s most celebrated artists.
He is blessed with the ability to interpret melody and lyrics with stunning versatility, scats with impressive virtuosity and yet remains as natural a singer as any on earth.
A bridge between tradition and revolution (he is the son of three time Grammy winner and jazz legend Mel Tormé) Tormé dives into rhythmic and melodic mash-ups with the freedom of an instrumentalist reminiscent of ‘greats’ such as Anita O’Day or Ella Fitzgerald.
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.
These qualities 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”.
Whether headlining jazz festivals, featuring with major orchestras, or appearing at venerable jazz haunts, Tormé approaches every occasion with equal dedication and passion. It’s an attribute that has music fans everywhere identifying him as a truly great entertainer.
Explains Tormé; “If folks are going to spend an evening with me, I want it to be one they’ll never forget!”