James Anthony is a jazz standards vocalist and performs a unique selection of song arrangements spanning from the 1920s-1970s. James' voice has an unmistakable tone and he does his best to take you to a place where the story comes to life. If you're looking for a pop vocalist forget about it, but if you're looking for a smokey jazz torch singer and swing vocalist, James is the real deal and has lived it. James has re-entered the music business after a 20 year break and honed his voice over the last 3 years like a sculptor does with age. James is a seasoned professional and a singer that has a unique style of delivery and a man that will give you his best and he expects the same from not only the musicians performing with him, but the technicians and venue personnel as well.
James has a long history within the music business and want's the ticket holders to feel satisfied after the show. James Anthony's performance can be tailor-fit for venues of different size with song selections to fit. James' signature tone, 3-octave range, rich whispers and amazing breath control will take you to a place where the story comes to life. James is a former RCA Records session artist and touring artist from the 80s, inducted into the Rock Reunion Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and has returned to the music industry to share his unique vocal style that is becoming lost with time.
"James Anthony as The Last Torch Singer", consists of a uniquely fantastic selection of Torch Songs, Romantic Ballads, Broadway Songs and unmistakable swingin' hits made famous by Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Stephen Sondheim, Neal Diamond and more. James will entertain your guests in an intimate setting in venues such as Supper Clubs, Theatre Venues and Casino Showrooms. During the Christmas Holidays, James performs an arrangement of songs in the spirit of Christmas, including his acclaimed performance of, "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" sung in the original key of G.
The show may be sized and presented with a pianist accompaniment or a band that's appropriate for the venue size which may include a traditional trio or quartet, 7-9 piece little big band, 17-18 piece swing band, 26 piece swing band with strings or even a 41 piece classical orchestra. James is a kind and humble man and his warm melodic voice will bring an emotional and dynamic perspective to the songs he performs and I know he will touch the hearts of those in attendance.
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