“Tommy Ward is the epitome of great music. He reminds me of working
with Frank in some strange way.” – 27 Time Grammy Award Winning
Producer, Quincy Jones.
“Tommy is an incredible talent.” – Andre Agassi
He has been featured in shows with Michael Bublé, Matt Goss, Clint
Holmes, Frankie Moreno, Jeff Civillico, Mac King, and cast members
from The Million Dollar Quartet, Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera,
and Rock of Ages.
Tommy recently signed a management contract with Quincy Jones and is
opening for Andrea Bocelli with David Foster in April at the Power Of
Respect for the past and its legendary crooners are always present in
Tommy’s music and lyrics. A soulful jazz influence meets a
contemporary pop sound, anchored together by a voice that evokes an
era of a time gone by.
Bio of Band:
Tommy Ward is a critically acclaimed 18 year-old singer, musician, and
entertainer with a take on modern music that is rooted in his love and
appreciation of great musicians.
“Tommy is the epitome of great music. He reminds me of working with
Frank in some strange way.” – Quincy Jones.
Within the past few years, Tommy has conquered Las Vegas stages and
made a headlining name for himself in arenas generally reserved for
entertainers who are generations older. Respect for the past and its
legendary crooners are always present in Tommy’s music and lyrics.
A soulful jazz influence meets a contemporary pop sound, anchored
together by a voice that evokes an era of a time gone by.
“It’s a classic powerful sound that comes along only now and again.” –
Jessica Moore, NBC
Tommy’s journey to performing was only recent. Born in Houston and
raised in Las Vegas, Tommy’s earliest love was computers, and his
greatest passions were photography and video production. Tommy was the
average “nerd.” It was through his percussionist grandfather’s
influence that Tommy learned about music. “Every day when I came
home from school, Grandpa was supposed to help me with homework.
Instead we would listen to records and talk about music, life, and the
world. He loved the Big Bands, Buddy Rich, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra,
and Tony Bennett.”
Tommy began performing professionally at age 16, most notably in a
jazz trio that included Ken Seiffert and John Falbo, former bassist
and guitarist for Frank Sinatra. Tommy became a veteran entertainer
performing nightly in clubs, casinos, restaurants, and galas.
While attending high school at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts,
Tommy was discovered by the Stratosphere headliner, Frankie Moreno.
After watching Tommy entertain, Moreno gave him the opportunity to
perform as his opening act. Tommy and his band were recognized as the
“Youngest Band to ever open for a headliner on the Las Vegas
Strip.” Tommy completed 80 shows at the Stratosphere. He also opened
for Louie Anderson at The Plaza and has been featured in shows with
Clint Holmes, Michael Bublé, Matt Goss, Jeff Civillico, Mac King, and
cast members from The Million Dollar Quartet, Jersey Boys, Phantom of
the Opera, and Rock of Ages.
In the Spring of 2014, Tommy had the opportunity to play at the Power
of Love gala at the Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. That
night he performed in front of record producer and music legend Quincy
Jones. A month later Quincy and the Quincy Jones Production team
became Tommy’s management team.
Fly Me To The Moon
Birth of the Blues
Haven't Met You Yet
Let's Stay Together
Isn't She Lovely