JAMES TORME W/ RENEE OLSTEAD
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Award-winning Universal recording artist James Tormé is the second generation of jazz icon Mel Tormé. I would like to present to you James highly acclaim soldout concert series that played in the UK called "Color Me Jazz", and we are now bringing this all-star show performance with his trio to various venue outlets across the US and Canada.
James, who has already headlined with the BBC Concert Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as, headlined places like Walt Disney Concert Hall, Greek in LA (co-starring with Al Jarreau), Savoy Theatre and Union Chapel in London w/ the Ronnie Scott’s Orchestra, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Love Supreme, Monterey Jazz Festival, and so on.
Fast becoming one of the most celebrated voices of a generation, James Tormé, whose debut album "Love For Sale," which was produced by Grammy Nominated jazz trumpeter John Daversa, topping the iTunes jazz charts at number #2, Amazon jazz charts at #3, and the Billboard Chart at #10 on the top 100 jazz albums category. A quote from Jazz FM, "James simply oozes jazz in this extraordinary one of a kind show". Filled with self-effacing charm, the second-generation jazz star brings his buttery vocal tone and high-level improvisational skills to bear in a way that never fails to amaze. James has an expanding social media following, a hot brand-new album coming out on Universal later this year, his own PBS special taping in 2019 and many other great things happening.
In 2004, Renee Olstead released a self-titled album of jazz songs and pop standards for Warner Bros. Records to great reviews. Since her previous releases had limited distribution, this album was considered her official debut. She subsequently performed in Berlin during the Live 8 concert on July 2, 2005.
Olstead who also recorded with trumpeter Chris Botti on his 2005 album To Love Again: The Duets and appeared on the 2006 DVD Chris Botti Live with Orchestra and Special Guests. Her singing style is influenced by such great jazz vocalists as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Reportedly, her musical talent was discovered by composer David Foster, who produced her 2004 album. She later performed with him on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Renee just released her new single "Trying To Win Your Love" off of Heritage Recordings and is already getting rave reviews with her album dropping early 2019.