WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT TODD…

Celebrities

“Todd Gordon stands as the guardian of all that is good in the music I love. I only wish there were more like him” – Sir Michael Parkinson

“Fantastic performer. You’re far too good for this lot!”Sir Sean Connery

Music Industry

“Todd Gordon’s ‘Love dot com’ album is an enthralling collection of classics and brilliant originals all done in a signature way. Gordon has created, yet again, his own clear aesthetic with witty ideas and that incredibly warm voice we all love. Not only that, he’s one of those rare singers where you can actually understand every word he sings. This is awe-inspiring creativity!” – Brent Fischer, Grammy®-winning Producer, Arranger (Michael Jackson, Prince, Usher, Al Jarreau, Joss Stone, Elvis Costello, et al)

“Todd strips away all the cabaret and show biz veneer and gets to the very heart of the lyrics of the American Songbook” – David Jones, London Jazz Festival

“His new album is sensual, thoughtful and beautifully crafted. An immaculate choice of songs sung with intelligence and conviction” – Claire Martin, BBC Radio 3, Jazz Line-Up

“What an incredible singer” – Barry Rosen, WHCJ-FM USA (Jazz, Big Band & The American Songbook)

Songwriters

“A big thumbs up from Leiber-Stoller base camp” – Mike Stoller (Hound Dog, On Broadway, Is That All There Is, Jailhouse Rock etc)

“Lovely record… your attention to a lyric is Sinatra-esque” – Jake Holmes (co-writer/producer of Frank Sinatra’s Watertown album)

“An interesting range of material in a distinctive style – Scottish cool! – [his] voice reminds me of Mel Tormé, going from loud to soft with ease” – Gilbert O’Sullivan

“I like the new treatment very much” – Stephen Sondheim

International

“I can’t think of a current American singer who sings beFer in this swing-era style” – James Gavin, acclaimed US journalist and author of the definiSve biographies of Chet Baker, Lena Horne and Peggy Lee

“I am so thrilled with Todd’s Mercer record; he’s put his heart and soul into it. So much better than the rest.” – Margaret Whiting, President, Johnny Mercer Foundation (USA)

National Press

“Doing it his way, Sinatra’s ghost lives on in the work of one of his most polished admirers” – Clive Davis, The Times

“Gordon has made the great American songbook his own” – The Guardian

“The new King of Swing” – The Independent

“We’re used to swing singers being hailed as the next Sinatra, yet in the case of Todd Gordon, the comparison is apt” – The Daily Express (London)

“Gordon has developed his own distinctive style and following [with] spellbinding interpretations” – Alison Kerr, The Herald (UK) *****

Singers & Musicians

“Todd’s voice can really tell a story” – Jamie Cullum

“Great performance!” – Dionne Warwick

“Very enjoyable…tender voice and wonderful selection of songs” – Elaine Stritch

“Really interesting choice of material and such a good voice!” – Norma Winstone

“Todd sings with wonderful feeling and time” – Sheila Jordan

Journals/Websites

When Todd sings, he brings intimacy to a packed concert hall, inviting the audience to share his love of great songs. Whether as a sensitive interpreter of ballads or astride a roaring band, Todd is a superb, charismatic performer – a true master of his art.” – Charles Alexander, Founder Jazzwise 

“His clear, baritone voice offers one of the finest examples of tonal clarity among contemporary male singers who work in jazz. His vocal delivery is a sheer delight” – Jim Santella, All About Jazz 

“Gordon is terrific with the textural palette astutely varied by a top-drawer supporting cast” – Peter Quinn, Jazzwise

“A flawless performance” – BBC Big Band Journal

“Gordon shines on the Tony Bennett signature tune ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco,’ … [his] velvety pipes seduce on the delightfully swinging ‘The Summer Wind.’ There’s real panache to Gordon’s delivery on ‘Evergreen,’ ‘The Best is Yet to Come’ and the set closer ‘Come Back to Me’…” – Ian Patterson, All About Jazz 

“Drenched in charisma and class” – Rick Finlay, Jazz Review