JAZZ MUSICIAN, JAMES TORMÉ, TO HEADLINE
LAST FRIDAY, JUST ADD WATER STREET FESTIVAL
The City of Henderson and Las Vegas Weekly present The Last Friday, JAWS Festival, featuring jazz musician, James Tormé, as their musical headliner in Henderson, Nevada.
Multi award-winning jazz musician, James Tormé, is set to headline the Last Friday, Just Add Water Street Festival at the Henderson Event Plaza on Friday, August 25, 2017. Fresh from his world tour, Tormé will hit the stage from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Son to British actress, Janette Scott and 3-time Grammy Award Winning jazz legend, Mel Tormé, James Tormé is no stranger to the entertainment spotlight. While being born into an incredible family legacy, Tormé has managed to stand out on his own, creating quite a buzz for himself while doing so. Drawing inspiration from the “old school” and adding his own unique and modern flair, Tormé’s singing style is unlike any other; many are recognizing him as one of today’s best jazz singers. According to Jazz FMTM, “If you get a chance to see James Tormé, you should beg, borrow, even steal a ticket.” Luckily stealing will not be necessary, as general admission to the Last Friday, JAWS Festival will be complimentary.
Sponsored by the City of Henderson and the Las Vegas Weekly, Last Friday was founded to resurrect and celebrate the community’s emerging arts and culture. Tormé’s personal ties and connections to the Henderson and Las Vegas communities are deeply rooted, making him the perfect performer to headline the event. “As somebody who has had family living in Henderson for over 70 years, in the form of my aunt, Myrna Williams, a longtime member of the Nevada legislature, and my father’s fabled history of performing on the Las Vegas Strip, culminating in the naming of Mel Tormé Way, I can’t tell you how thrilled and honored I am to have been selected as the artist for this year’s Best of Vegas/Last Friday JAWS kick-off,” says Tormé.
Tormé has put together a unique musical selection that attendees are sure to enjoy: “For the occasion, I’ve put a superstar ‘best of Vegas band’ together to perform the show with me. The show will celebrate all of the influences I grew up with, from Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder to my dad and peers of his like such as Chet Baker, Jack Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Vic Damone and several others. My goal is to give everyone something to remember for years and years to come. I owe it to Las Vegas, and to all the people who are working so hard to make this unique event so special,” Tormé continues to say. “I am also very pleased to be contributing to this marvelous charity-oriented event.”
Tormé has performed and headlined at other historical and contemporary music venues such as The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall|LA Phil, Ronnie Scott’s, London, The Hippodrome Casino London, The Savoy Theater, London and Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Tormé has appeared in concert alongside with BBC Concert Orchestra, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Les Paul’s Trio, Guy Barker’s Big Band, SWR Big Band, Germany and more.
Additional event highlights will feature and celebrate Las Vegas Weekly’s past and present Best of Vegas award honorees. The festival will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an exclusive VIP event starting at 6 p.m. for media, sponsors, and donors. For more information, visit www.justaddwaterstreet.com.
About Last Friday, Just Add Water Street
Last Friday is a community-centric initiative to inspire an ongoing effort between all sectors of Henderson both private and public with the historic Water Street District in the City of Henderson for the betterment of sustainable community growth while giving back. We look to cultivate and create a community driven, family-friendly event that inspires meaningful relationships and opportunities for all. Our plan is that Last Friday, Just Add Water Street aligns with those organizations, groups, and individuals who are engaged and are community-centric across all Southern Nevada for the betterment of creating a diverse yet meaningful experience. Visit www.justaddwaterstreet.com. Follow Last Friday on Facebook at www.facebook.com/justaddwaterstreet, Instagram @LastFridayHenderson, and Twitter @_justaddwaterst #JAWSNV.