SCOTTISH jazz and swing singer Todd Gordon make his first visit to the Lawrence Batley Theatre tomorrow (March 19).
Todd will sing classics from the Great American Songbook at Huddersfield Jazz gig in the LBT’s Cellar Theatre.
He will be backed by the David Patrick Trio.
The show features Todd’s interpretations of songs by Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart and Johnny Mercer.
Todd was an avid Beatles fan until the age of 11 when he first heard Sinatra.
From then, he collected every album by Ol' Blue Eyes whilst broadening his interest in other great singers, bands and jazz instrumentalists.
As a teenager in 1975 Gordon met the great singer Ella Fitzgerald at Usher Hall in Edinburgh.
She invited him on stage during the concert and encouraged him to sing. But it took him more than 20 years to take her advice.
He launched his professional singing career eight years ago when he was booked to open for Dionne Warwick during her UK tour.
He gave up the day job and has never looked back.