Much loved international singing star Jack Jones is returning to the United Kingdom.
Back for a short tour next month, including a visit to Buxton Opera House on February 9, it will be his first visit to these shores for three years - and you could win tickets to see him.
Complete with a big band, Jack celebrates one of the greatest singers of all time - Frank Sinatra.
His tour coincides with the release of Jack’s new album Seriously Frank which toasts 100 years of Sinatra. With 13 tracks, a 22-piece orchestra and piano from Dave Grusin, Seriously Frank combines some classic numbers with lesser known songs, all arranged and conducted by Patrick Williams.
Rated by Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett as numero uno, Jack Jones is something of a benchmark. He has 60 albums to his credit, two Grammies and another five nominations, an Emmy, and awards too numerous to mention. He has performed at two Royal Variety Shows and has his own Hollywood Walk of Fame star right next to his father’s, the film star Allan Jones.
Jack’s respect for a well crafted song has led to him recording some of the greatest ballads of all time but his career has spanned it all – pop, jazz, musical theatre, film. He is, as Mel Torme put it, “the greatest ‘pure’ singer in the world.”
On fine form at 77, this is a man who has sung his whole life through. One of the very few original greats left standing,
What better show then to be bringing to the UK than Jack Sings Frank – one legend’s tribute to another. And particularly appropriate since it was Frank that inspired Jack to sing. When at school Jack’s friend, Nancy Sinatra, brought her Dad in one day to sing at assembly… and the rest is history.
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