James Tormé 'Jazz On A Mid-Summers Evening'

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Last Show: Friday 14 th June 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Multi award-winning singer James Tormé comes back to the U.K. for a third chapter in his reinvention of the late fifties/early sixties vocal jazz era: 'Jazz On A Summer’s Evening'. More Ella. More Mel. More Chet Baker and Ray Charles. More Anita O’Day and June Christy. More of that mid-century thing they called cool jazz, brilliantly reimagined by the second-generation jazz star from Los Angeles. A bridge between tradition and revolution, the sexy-cool Tormé dives into rhythmic and melodic mash-ups with the freedom of an instrumentalist, using his ready wit to share precious bits of Hollywood folklore along the way. And like all great entertainers, he makes it all seem effortless. A PizzaExpress favourite and standing-room-only attraction wherever he goes, Tormé never disappoints. 

“He is in a class of his own.”

Jo Good, BBC Radio 6 Music

 “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

 “An extraordinary singer with immense resources — audacious and brilliant.

 - Andrew Cartmel, London Jazz News'