18 year-old, Tommy Ward, is a critically acclaimed 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 Band sounds of the 40’s and 50’s. Buddy Rich, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.”
Tommy began performing professionally at age 16 and soon became a veteran entertainer performing nightly in clubs, casinos, restaurants, and galas.
Tommy was involved in a 2 month run opening for Louie Anderson at The Plaza, and 10 months with former Stratosphere Headliner, Frankie Moreno. Tommy has also been featured in shows with Clint Holmes, Michael Bublé, Matt Goss, Jeff Civillico, Mac King, 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 for Keep Memory Alive. 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.