KOCH Records Signs Jazz Singer James Torme

Thu Mar 6, 2008 5:41pm EST

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  NEW YORK, NY, Mar 06 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
 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

    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.

    For more information on James Torme please visit:
www.jamestorme.com, www.tormeentertainment.com

    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
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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