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Steve March Tormé
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Singer/songwriter Steve March Tormé was born in New York City to his multi-talented dad Mel Tormé and former actress Candy Tockstein, who divorced before their son reached the age of 3. Broadway and film actor Hal March, host of NBC's "The $64,000 Question Show" and star of Neil Simon's Broadway play "Come Blow Your Horn" soon became his stepfather, and the combined families ultimately included Steve's four brothers and three sisters. Inspired by his two fathers, Steve began singing professionally at the age of 13, leading the first of many "pop/rock" bands as a freshman in high school. He formed friendships with several "show-biz kids" including Desi Arnaz, Jr., Dean Martin, Jr., Miguel Ferrer, Carrie Fisher, and Liza Minnelli, and after the death of Hal March, he rekindled his relationship with Mel Tormé. Steve recorded his first album "Lucky", for United Artists Records, and promoted it with a cross-country, 30-city concert tour. Upon returning to California, he produced and sang on Ms. Minnelli's still popular "Tropical Nights" LP for Columbia Records. He then worked briefly as an actor, co-starring in two European feature films and appearing in more than 20 television shows, including two years as the featured vocalist on ABC-TV's "The New $100,000 Name That Tune". He hosted the locally produced LA TV shows "Video 22" and "Box Office America". On the recommendation of producer Quincy Jones, he became the featured male vocalist with the trio Full Swing, whose debut release was on Planet Records and which toured Japan and Brazil. After leaving the trio to pursue a solo career in the romantic jazz/pop genre, Steve March Tormé began singing throughout the U.S. He's performed concerts in Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Portland, Milwaukee, Hawaii and Atlantic City. His club dates have included The Cinegrill and The Jazz Bakery (Los Angeles), Feinstein's (New York), the Sheldon Theater (St. Louis), Dakota Jazz Club (Minneapolis), and such jazz festivals as the Gene Harris Memorial (Boise), the Berks Arts Council (Reading, Penn.) and the Glenelg (Adelaide, Australia). He appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in a Tribute to Mel Tormé (2000), and with the Palm Beach Pops Orchestra in a series of five concerts the next year. Steve March Tormé's first two solo recordings, " Swingin' at the Blue Moon Bar & Grille" (featuring "Straighten Up and Fly Right" a duet with his dad, the last released recording made by Mel before his death in 1999), and "The Night I Fell For You" (both on Frozen Rope Records), include popular standards mixed with many of Steve's original songs, a number of which were written with Mr. March Tormé's musical director/pianist/arranger Steve Rawlins. His newest CD of standards, "The Essence of Love" (BluJazz, August 2003), has earned high praise from discerning critics nationwide. In January of 2005, at the famed McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, CA., Steve kicked off what will be a series of concerts entitled "Tormé Sings Tormé", a tribute to his father accompanied by a ten piece "dektette" band featuring Marty Paich's and Mel's arrangements of the songs most closely identified with the elder Tormé. The show also features never before seen video and childhood photos of Steve with his famous dad. In the fall of 2006, the show "Tormé Sings Tormé" will be released by A.I.X. Records as a DVD and CD in 5.1 Surround Sound. Further info about Steve can be found at www.stevemarchtorme.com.

Title Tormé Sings Tormé
Artist Steve March Tormé
Label AIX Records
Release Date 03/12/2007

Title iTrax-Sprint Ultra HD-Audio Sampler
Artist Various Artists
Label AIX Records
Release Date 08/18/2014


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