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Son of Mel Tormé to Wow Audiences

TAHLEQUAH – With an enchanting musical talent inherited from his father and fine-tuned through years of performing on stage, Steve March Tormé has created a name for himself in the music business. Tormé will bring his swinging and scatting style to Northeastern State University in the form of his latest musical showcase “Totally Tormé.

Part of the Sequoyah Institute’s 22nd Annual Galaxy of Stars Series, the performance will take place on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the NSU Center for the Performing Arts.

Some songs on the slate for the evening include Route 66, Blue Skies, I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good, Almost the Blues, Straighten Up and Fly Right, I Only Have Eyes for You, Loser at Love, Just You and Me, Swinging at the Blue Moon Bar and Grill, and many more.

Steve is the son of the Mel “Velvet Fog” Tormé. This music legend has been hailed one of the greatest of scat singers of all time. This talent for scat was passed along to Steve who can sing the words to a classic from the American Songbook and then launch into a scat that will take the song to new heights.

While growing up, Steve befriended many second-generation show biz kids, like Desi Arnaz Jr., Dean Martin Jr., Miguel Ferrer, Carrie Fisher and Liza Minnelli, with whom he later ended up working. He counts among his musical influences Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Todd Rundgren and Steely Dan.

Steve has wooed audiences in everything from intimate jazz clubs to festivals and performing arts centers across the country.

Tickets for “Totally Tormé” are $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees, $14 for senior citizens, $12 for groups of 10 or more, $10 for students and children, and $5 for NSU students. To purchase tickets, contact the NSU Box Office at (918) 458-2075.

Totally Tormé” is sponsored by Go Ye Village and Morrison Senior Dining. Additional funding is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the Sequoyah Institute’s 22nd Annual Galaxy of Stars Series, visit


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