James Anthony is a jazz standards/R&B vocalist that performs a unique selection of song arrangements spanning from the 1920s-1970s. James' voice has an unmistakable tone and he will 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/swing vocalist with soul, James is your man and the real deal who has lived it. James has re-entered the music business after a 20-year break and beginning Dec 2014, he began working with and rehearsing the exercises and techniques from Opera vocal coach Amanda Fish and American Idol vocal coach Per Bristow. James worked hard to gain strength, muscle memory, and breath control and with the continued effort towards his exercises every day. As a seasoned professional, James Anthony is 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 & Roll 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.
The Concert Style Show:
"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. The performance includes an intimate setting such as Supper Clubs or 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 Stage Production Event:
This is a wonderful type of event that combines a music concert show with a cast of dancers/stage actors and set design. The music theme is the same as a music concert, only with a moviesque atmosphere. Production events require rehearsals and will include key personnel for management of the show, set design, dancers, and technicians.
The shows 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 for theatrical events. James is a kind and humble man that loves to laugh and have fun. James' warm melodic voice will bring out the emotional and dynamic perspective to the songs he performs and I know he will touch your heart and emotions as he has of so many in attendance of his shows.
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