Legendary Singer Jack Jones to Perform at the Las Vegas Academy “Experience the Arts…Dream!” Gala on November 9
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Legendary Singer Jack Jones to Perform at the Las Vegas Academy
“Experience the Arts…Dream!” Gala on November 9
Jones’ new album, Seriously Frank, celebrates the 100th Anniversary
of the birth of Frank Sinatra
LAS VEGAS – October 27, 2015 – Two-time Grammy Award winner and Emmy winner, Jack Jones, will perform with the Las Vegas Academy Jazz Band during the Las Vegas Academy’s third annual “Experience the Arts…Dream!” Gala on November 9. The gala will take place inside the Pavilion Ballroom of the Rio Hotel and Casino. The event honoring Paul and Sue Lowden, will be emceed by Clint Holmes, and will include entertainment from Jack Jones and other major entertainers. The Lowdens are the namesake of the Lowden Theater at the Las Vegas Academy and proceeds from the event will benefit the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts.
Jones’ new album, Seriously Frank, celebrates the life of a man who he not only deeply admired but developed a close and long-standing friendship. December 12 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Francis Albert Sinatra. Seriously Frank is a collection of songs selected by Jones that he feels accurately reflects the life, times and career of Frank Sinatra. The album features a 22-piece band with arrangements by the great Patrick Williams, one of the great arrangers of our time. The Seriously Frank album release event will take place on November 6 at The Bootlegger Bistro’s Casa Di Copa.
Throughout his career, Jones collected two Grammy Awards and five Grammy nominations. Jones is widely known for his recordings of “Wives and Lovers” and “Lollipops and Roses”. From his peers, such compliments as “A Singer’s Singer” and “He pours his heart into every song – there is an obvious joy in every performance” are commonplace. Just before he retired, Sinatra publicly said, “Jack Jones is the next major singer in show business.” Frank Sinatra, Jr. and his dad gave Jones two of the greatest compliments of his life. “One of the major singers of our time,” said Frank Sinatra. “He has the best voice, and he has made the best use of that voice… Jack has always been an excellent singer and is probably the best of all of us,” said Frank Sinatra, Jr.
“The creation of this album has been near and dear to my heart as Frank Sinatra was not only a friend, but a mentor and true inspiration,” said Jack Jones. “I am honored to be performing at the Las Vegas Academy Gala where I can hopefully inspire the next generation of entertainers.”
Seriously Frank is available in iTunes for digital downloads and at jackjonesmusic.com for traditional CD media. For more information please visit www.JackJones.org.
About Jack Jones
A double Grammy winner, Jack Jones performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium. Jones’ talent and commitment to his art earned him two Grammy’s for “Best Pop Male Vocal Performance” with his singles “Lollipops and Roses” by Anthony Velona and Bacharach/ David’s “Wives and Lovers”. With over 50 recorded albums (17 of them chanting Billboard’s Top 20) and consistently sold-out world tours, Jack Jones continues to charm audiences with his wit, sensitivity and vocal power. In addition to a successful recording career, Jones’ impressive credits include film and television roles; an internationally syndicated TV variety show; performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the White House. He has also performed and later recorded popular theme songs for film and TV (Love with a Proper Stranger, The Love Boat). Today, Jack can be found performing concerts to sold-out audiences around the globe at performing arts centers, casinos, symphony halls and even intimate cabarets.
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