Every artist has their muse. Basie and Sinatra resonated with me from an early age. Their natural approach to making music inspired me to pursue my dream of becoming a singer.
New York, NY (PRWEB)
May 08, 2017
Jim’s father always appreciated the true American music art form of jazz and swing. Jim was led on the right path early on by his father introducing his ears to great singers like Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett, and it never changed!
After meeting some jazz musicians who encouraged him to pursue his dream, the Sinatra sound resonated both literally and figuratively in him and felt that ‘crooner’ come to the vision of his musical heart. He was ready to take his chances and find his own voice that would capture the audience that loved the vocal-styling of Frank Sinatra. After years of learning his craft and pursuing his dream, word got out and Jim began to living his dream.
Jim has performed world-wide, highlighted by a series of concerts in France in tribute to Sinatra, and has worked with artists such as Diana Ross and Spyro Gyra. His voice was featured on Broadway in “A Bronx Tale” in which he sang Sinatra’s version of “Fly Me to the Moon”.
“Every artist has their muse. Basie and Sinatra resonated with me from an early age. Their natural approach to making music inspired me to pursue my dream of becoming a singer. Connecting intimately with the audience while blending tempo and phrasing perfectly is my approach to giving a great performance. I guess that’s why my singing style is often described as “smooth”. ~ Jim Altamore
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