James Tormé brings you his favorite classic Christmas music alongside a gorgeous fireplace if you have the Echo Show. If not, don't worry, you can still enjoy some holiday classics on your Echo from the Tormé inspired feel of his fathers legacy. Internationally acclaimed singer/ songwriter James Tormé (the son of 3-time Grammy Award Winning jazz legend Mel Tormé) who is taking the legacy he was born with even further and causing a serious buzz in the process. Often appearing with outfits like the BBC Concert Orchestra, Ronnie Scott's Orchestra and Les Paul Trio, the charismatic young star's debut album "Love For Sale" has topped both the iTunes, Amazon Jazz, Billboard Charts. With his new album, "Strange Little Planet", being released in 2018 off of Bungalo/ Universal Music, recording artist James Tormé joins the ranks of a new generation of harmony vocal singers such as (Pentatonix, Jacob Collier, and Naturally 7), pushing the musical boundaries with the power of high-level vocal arranging. Tormé explains, "The whole album was influenced by a lot of the music I loved as a kid. I wanted to take the feel of my early musical idols, Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and D'Angelo, and lend it the jazz sophistication of the legendary vocal groups- from Take 6 all the way back to my own father's group. The Mel-Tones." <br/> <br/> James Tormé is being praised from all corners of the globe by everyone from Billboard and CBS News, to the BBC Radio 2. Possessing the look (and swagger) of a Hollywood star, he seems to know just how to handle all the press attention he's getting. 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. I remember every audience. If they're going to pay money to see me, I want to give them a night they'll never forget."
December 19th 2017