Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Timeless standards…sophisticated style…seductive charm. A gifted singer who will satisfy your inner passions each time you hear his magic. This is how Jim Altamore is often described.
Jim Altamore is a versatile jazz singer of popular standards from what is known today as the Great American Songbook. License to Swing is the name of Jim’s debut cd. A collection of American standards set to a swing tempo. Jim pays a heartfelt thanks to some of his predecessors like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Bobby Darin. He stays true to their fashion and keeps the finger snapping, swing feel in songs like “Learnin’ The Blues”, “Route 66” and “Beyond The Sea”. Accompanied by some the best musician’s around, License to Swing is part of Jim’s story…..part of his life!!! DJ Jim Stone, Host of the radio show…BIG BAND SWING...
John Russell host of Midwest Ballroom/WDCB, Dundee, IL “I like new crisp versions of standards and will be sure to play more cuts off of it.”