Composed in 1945 by the legendary Mel Tormé, “The Christmas Song” has become a Yuletide tradition. According to BMI, this holiday favorite is the most performed Christmas song of all time.

The Christmas Song Holiday Concert Tour, starring Steve March-Tormé is a heartwarming concert celebration that not only pays tribute to his late father’s classic, but brings joy to "kids from one to ninety-two" with lush arrangements of other beloved classics, such as “Winter Wonderland,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and “Sleigh Ride.” Plus, Steve captures the true spirit of the Yuletide season with his original song, “I Remember Christmastime.” 

Mel Tormé

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Steve March-Tormé’s journey into music is truly remarkable, especially due to his family background. His experiences and influences have shaped him into a versatile performer with a deep love for music. His ability to connect with audiences worldwide is a testament to his talent and dedication to his craft. It's fascinating to see how he has carved out his own path in the music industry while also paying tribute to his father's legacy.

His early career shows a remarkable range of experiences and collaborations. His work with Liza Minnelli and the opportunity to be part of Full Swing alongside his father Mel are particularly standout moments. His decision to pursue a solo career after these experiences contributed to his continued growth as an artist and performer.

Steve's discography showcases his talent for interpreting classic songs and creating original tunes with a timeless appeal. His collaborations, especially with his father Mel, add a personal and sentimental touch to his music. The critical acclaim for his albums reflects his ability to blend humor, romance, and musicality in a way that resonates with listeners.

Steve's ability to perform in a variety of settings, from intimate jazz clubs to large festivals, demonstrates his adaptability and appeal to a wide range of audiences. His dedication to honoring his father's legacy through the TORMÉ Sings Tormé - The Platinum Tour, with its elaborate arrangements and multimedia presentation, is a testament to his respect for his father's music and his desire to share it with audiences in a meaningful way.

MEL TORMÉ (1925-1999)
Jazz Legend

Mel Tormé was more than a singer; he was a musical prodigy whose talent knew no bounds. Tormé began his professional singing career at the tender age of 4, captivating audiences with his remarkable voice. By age 6, he was performing in vaudeville, and by 8, he was a radio star.

Tormé's early success was just the beginning of a career that would span decades and leave an indelible mark on the world of jazz. At 15, he composed his first hit, "Lament to Love," showcasing his exceptional talent as a songwriter. Just before his 17th birthday, Tormé began touring with Chico Marx's band.

In 1943, Tormé made his motion picture debut in "Higher and Higher," marking the beginning of a successful film career. He formed his quintet, Mel Tormé and His Mel-Tones, the same year, solidifying his reputation as a jazz vocalist. Films like "Good News" (1947) and "Words and Music" (1948) further cemented his status as an idol of bobby-soxers.

"Blue Moon," which Tormé sang in "Words and Music," became his first solo hit and one of his signature tunes. In 1949, Capitol Records chose Tormé's "California Suite" for its first long-playing album, showcasing his versatility as a musician. In 1954, he recorded "Mel Tormé at the Crescendo," his first live album, demonstrating his prowess as a performer.

He earned two Grammy Awards for Best Male Jazz Vocalist, for the albums "An Evening with George Shearing and Mel Tormé" (1982) and "Top Drawer" (1983), solidifying his place as one of the 20th century's most versatile, respected, and influential jazz vocalists.

Mel Tormé's remarkable talent and enduring influence has established him as a true jazz legend.


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TORMÉ Sings Tormé - The Platinum Tour

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime tribute to the legendary, late Mel Tormé in a centennial salute to his 100th birthday. TORMÉ Sings Tormé - The Platinum Tour, starring Mel's son, Steve March-Tormé, is a heartfelt homage to a music icon, showcasing the same hip, timeless arrangements that Marty Paich wrote for Mel when the Velvet Fog recorded them.

Experience the magic of Mel's music as Steve March-Tormé brings it to life with musical virtuosity and nostalgia. Steve's performances are a celebration of the jazz legend's connection between father and son, offering a unique glimpse into the life and music of Mel Tormé. Steve blazes nimbly through numbers and gorgeously croons Mel's signature songs, such as “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Lulu’s Back in Town,” and “Sweet Georgia Brown.” His voice, described by the Los Angeles Times as "seductive and effortless," and by the New York Daily News as "so personable, his voice so becoming, that he is always interesting," is sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

L. A. Jazz Scene Magazine calls Steve "a natural and brilliant performer," highlighting the talent that runs in the Tormé family. TORMÉ Sings Tormé - The Platinum Tour is a centennial celebration of music and memories and an unforgettable tribute to the legacy of the legendary Mel Tormé.

The Story of “The Christmas Song”

On a scorching July day in 1945, Mel Tormé, a 19-year-old, who was newly discharged from the U.S. Army, embarked on a new songwriting routine with his friend Bob Wells, 22, at the Wells' family home in Toluca Lakes, CA.

Tormé, driving from Hollywood in his Plymouth, arrived to find the house empty. Intrigued, he wandered into the foyer and noticed a spiral pad on the piano with a few lines penciled on it.

As he read the words, which would later become the opening lyrics of a beloved Christmas classic, Wells appeared, looking uncomfortable in his white T-shirt and tennis shorts. Curious, Tormé asked about the pad, and Wells explained that he was trying to cool down mentally by writing wintry verses since he couldn't find relief from the California heat.

Tormé, recognizing the potential, suggested that they turn these lines into a song. They sat down and expanded on the initial four lines that Wells had written on the pad, with Tormé adding a haunting melody that had been in his head for a week.

Within forty-five minutes, "The Christmas Song" was fully written, a testament to the creative spark that can ignite even on the hottest of days.