Born in Brooklyn, Jim Altamore is a versatile singer of popular standards from what is known today as the Great American Songbook. Jim grew up during a time of transition… the music world was changing with the arrival of the Beatles. However, Jim’s family always appreciated the true American music of jazz and swing. At a young age, Jim’s dad kept him in touch with the great singers of his era like Sinatra, Ella and Bennett. Jim’s indoctrination in the world of music started on the right path… and it never changed!
Jim’s next recording project will reflect the vibe of one of his greatest influences…. Count Basie. Jim plans to bring in some of the Basie alumni to add a special touch to the endeavor. Jim lives by the motto: “Too much Basie? There’s no such thing”.