March 06, 2008 17:40 ET

KOCH Records Signs Jazz Singer James Torme

New Album Slated for Winter 2008 - 2009

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - KOCH Records is pleased to announce the signing of jazz singer James Torme. Torme's new album will be released in late 2008.

James Torme, son of legendary singer Mel Torme, began his career in music early, often spending significant time with his father and other great musicians including Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis Jr., Peggy Lee and Buddy Rich. He is a uniquely gifted singer whose music infuses older jazz classics with soul and R&B influences. Considering his roots, this shouldn't be surprising. Being recognized for his contribution to the modern jazz scene, Torme was named the recipient of the 2007 Chuck Niles Jazz Music Award.

Today, Torme performs regularly all over the world with his quartet, and select performances with major symphony orchestras. James explains, "I've felt a sense of destiny about singing since I was very young. I'm so proud to be fulfilling that while carrying the torch for my dad and this incredible material."

Torme is also a businessman in his own right. As CEO of Torme Entertainment, LLC, James created TORME JAZZ on which James released his first full length album entitled "Live At On The Path." This live CD features timeless songs such as "Superstition," "Autumn Leaves," "Love For Sale," and "Ain't No Sunshine." He also released an EP called 'Coming Home' which featured the titled track made popular by his father, Mel Torme.

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Management: Torme Entertainment (310) 402-2097 ext 801

About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twentieth year, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada and its record label KOCH Records had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for seven years in a row (2001 - 2007). KOCH Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO").

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