MARK TORTORICI, or as his friends call him “Torch,” is a veteran of the Los Angeles blues, roots, swing and jazz scenes. His varied influences as a singer and harmonica player range from Chicago Blues to R&B, New Orleans Jazz to 50s Rock ’n’ Roll, Country & Rockabilly to the Great American Standards and Big Band era sounds.

Whether with his 6-piece jumpin' R&B band The Hollywood Combo (since 1999), his 10-piece big band The Torchlighters, or fronting a group of just about any size, Torch inevitably lights it up on stage with his soulful vocals, tasty harmonica, and old-school showmanship.

Besides playing at many of the top venues on the West Coast, in recent years he has spread his musical gospel around the world to Europe, the UK, Japan, and the Middle East at clubs, concerts, and festivals. And for you locals looking for a happening scene Torch presents live music in Burbank, CA. every week!

Torch's Dance @ Joe's Great American Bar and Grill events are extremely popular with dancers as well as avid live music fans. Enjoy a vast array of music from The Blues, Roots, R&B, Jazz, Latin, Rockabilly, Country, Americana & more... Come down to Joe's in Burbank. Torch has been presenting great shows 5 nights a week ~ since 2005!

That's Sunday thru Thursday Nights @ Joe's Great American Bar & Grill ~ 4311 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank CA 91505. Great food and dance floor, nice people and free parking. Joe's Great American Bar & Grill click here . . .

☞ TORCH PRESENTS THE 9th ANNIVERSARY OF SWINGIN' TUESDAYS ON TUESDAY, 4/29/14! SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE BIG JAY MCNEELY, CARL SONNY LEYLAND, AND THE TORCHLIGHTERS BACKING UP GUESTS MAUREEN DAVIS, DOUGLAS ROEGIERS, ERIK EKSTRAND, AND MORE! THAT'S TUESDAY APRIL 29th AT JOE'S GREAT AMERICAN BAR & GRILL ☜


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