JAMES TORMÉ in “COLOR ME JAZZ”
Thursday, October 3, 2019 8pm
An artist who is loved on both sides of the Atlantic, multi-award winning jazz singer James Tormé makes his Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage debut with a special performance of his internationally acclaimed show, Color Me Jazz.
A brilliant reinvention of the fifties/sixties late night jazz scene, Tormé’s Color Me Jazz is packed with newly reborn gems from Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Anita O’Day, Nat ‘King’ Cole, June Christy, Lou Rawls, Blossom Dearie, James’ own father Mel, and more. It’s the perfect playground for the second-generation jazz star.
A standing-room-only attraction wherever he goes, Tormé never disappoints. This one’s not to be missed!
“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
• $35 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
With just one visit to a show, it’s easy to see why James Tormé has become one of the world’s most celebrated music artists. As natural a singer as you will ever hear, he uses his creamy, floaty voice to reinvent everything from originals to jazz classics, and take them to the next level.
The multi-award winning pop/jazz star (the son of 3-time Grammy Award-winner and jazz legend Mel Tormé) is blessed with the ability to interpret melody and lyrics with stunning versatility and ‘scat-sing’ as well as anyone on Earth. A bridge between tradition and revolution, Tormé dives into rhythmic and melodic mash-ups with the freedom of an instrumentalist (à la Anita O’Day or Ella Fitzgerald), using his ready wit to share precious bits of Hollywood folklore along the way.
A master storyteller, James can bring an audience to tears in one moment and get a huge laugh in the next. And like all great entertainers, he makes it all seem effortless. With these kinds of capabilities, it’s no mystery as to why the media see him as ‘the very embodiment of 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 treats every occasion the same. It’s the quality that ensures he’ll always be found performing to capacity crowds.
“I respect every show equally,” explains Tormé. “If folks are going to spend an evening with me, I want it to be one they’ll never forget.”