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(301) Janina
23 August 2017 13:08:05 +0000
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(300) Janina
23 August 2017 13:08:02 +0000
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Thanks! This a astounding web page.

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(299) Alan London
16 August 2017 20:17:26 +0000
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The Catalina Jazz Club has long been a favourite venue of Jack's. With a tradition of promoting musical excellence, and a collection of faithful patrons ready and more than willing to demonstrate their appreciation for such, the Club provides the ideal forum for him to display his incredible vocal talents.

The Catalina was first opened as a jazz club in 1986 by Bob and Catalina Popescu. Prior, the premises (on Caluenga Blvd.) had been occupied by an Italian restaurant! Local jazz musician and friend, Buddy Collette, persuaded Bob and Catalina to 'reach for the moon' when presenting their inaugural performer. They took his advice; the great Dizzie Gillespie was their first guest. The house was packed, and since that evening, the Club has never looked back. In 2003, The Catalina moved to its current location on Sunset Blvd. where for nigh on fifteen years an impressive array of 'who's-who' jazz musicians have graced their stage.

Accompanied by Christian (Jacob), Chris, Kendall, with close friend Paul (Lowden) on the organ, to sold-out audiences, Jack guested there on both August 4th and 5th. I was fortunate enough to attend the second (Saturday eve), and what a blast it was!

He opened the show with his 'Sound of Music' medley which, with its redounding climax, immediately whetted the crowd's appetite for more of the same. 'Sing For Your Supper' is becoming a regular program feature. The song carries a particular nostalgia for Jack; from the film 'The Boys From Syracuse', it was the sole occasion on which both mom and pop, Irene and Allan, appeared on screen together.
'All or Nothing at All'; Jack's presentation never grows old, and true to form, it received a tremendous ovation. His album, 'Seriously Frank' of which that song was a highlight, was actually debuted at The Catalina, complete with a twenty-two piece band....many in Saturday's audience were there that evening - fond memories.
Jack completely owns both 'Without a Song' and 'I Am a Singer'; the one song just naturally feeds into the other - folks were cheering, clapping, and a-stomping at their powerful conclusions.

Famed jazz vocalist Deborah Silver recently released a new album, 'The Gold Standards'. which raced to the top of the charts. A prominent feature in her collection of 'American Songbook' hits, is a duet with Jack, the Gershwin brothers' 'I've Got a Crush on You'. Deborah flew in from Florida especially to perform, on both evenings, the number with Jack. They harmonized so perfectly together, it's a shame they had no time for more!

Jill Whelan, a cast member of the long-running TV series 'The Love Boat' (she played the captain's daughter), was in the audience. So naturally Jack sang its famous theme song. His current arrangement is so far removed from the original - this one truly rocks, and concludes with a bang!

Jack included a couple of his huge hits - 'Wives and Lovers', and 'Lollypops and Roses'. The latter he sang, at their table, to a Japanese couple who, not for the first time, had made a special flight from Tokyo to Los Angeles, solely to attend both of his concerts. Using their phone, they were able to video the entire song, thus providing them with a very special memento to take home.

Jack informed that singer/composer Paul Williams had been in the audience the previous evening; he then sang one of Paul's best, thought-provoking, and emotional compositions: 'Isn't That What Friends Are For?'. Each line, each phrase of this 'Poem' rings true, the more so with the manner in which Jack delivers them...food for thought indeed!
Jack first included this song on his 1974 album 'Harbour' which, by consensus, was considered to be way ahead of its time. Fortunately, this song, and several others from 'Harbour', are included in the album 'I Never Had It So Good', which is available from the Official CD Store.
Also included in the collection is the Beach Boys' classical, semi-operatic 'God Only Knows'. It matters not which arrangement Jack chooses to use, an aura of mystique envelops whenever he sings it. Aside from the superb bass and piano solos of Chris and Christian, once could hear a pin drop...... until the final chord - truly mesmerizing!

'Well Alright, Okay, You Win'..... of late Jack has included this Joe Williams classic towards the conclusion of his concerts, and it never ceases to rev up audiences. Rousing solo sessions by Paul (organ), Kendall (drums), Chris (bass), and Christian (piano)add still more fuel to the fire of audience enthusiasm and participation - the 'old' Catalina shook as the song finished!

Calming things down, Jack closed with one of his favourites, Frankie Laine's 'We'll Be Together Again'.....his way of a fond 'Adieu, until we meet again'.

Look forward to it!

Alan London



































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(298) V Wighton
15 August 2017 22:50:51 +0000
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Hello again my dearest man on Earth. I do love all the songs that come up and I am sure you know how I feel about your singing by now, after all it is 47years since I was first introduced to you via L.A.Breakdown and the unusual event that occurred, which did come true. There are always unusual things happening when you are near believe me. Well tomorrow Wednesday is my birthday and I will be 3years 7months and 2days younger than you, I wonder how on earth did I get to this age so quickly! I will no doubt be celebrating sitting at this Lap Top, as I do each evening, listening to you which will be fine by me. I do miss South Africa in many ways, especially my home which I sold to come back here impetuous perhaps but I had to do it to get here. I didn't come back here for the great British weather shall let you figure out why I came. I am alone here I do chat to people where I have a coffee but that is it. I have not been in a relationship for a long time 13years, well that is a bit too long, but guess I am like that song with the lyric 'there's little old mixed up me' I gave up trying to replace my only love and there you have it. Hope I don't annoy you writing to you like this. Trust all is well and you keep strong, I do worry Goodnight my love xxxx

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(297) Erwin
12 August 2017 22:15:19 +0000
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Many thanks extremely beneficial. Will certainly share website with my buddies.

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(296) V Wighton
8 August 2017 19:19:55 +0000
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Hello Dearest Jack, How are you? Maestro of all singers. Thank you for all the wonderful numbers I am able to listen to each night, sure lights up my life. After hearing 'In all my humanity' Where do I Start etc., and with such immense feeling I now know the true inner you. I believe we are on the same page when it comes to the World and it's unjust ways. I was very young when I became aware and have always stood up for justice for ALL LIFE ON EARTH. One day maybe more people's minds will evolve to a higher level of compassion and understanding rid themselves of the bad emotions. Let's hope so. Thank you for being you Jack. Maybe next year I will find somewhere. Keep well Love you Always xxx V


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(295) mr. bob
1 August 2017 21:45:29 +0000
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dear jack: i have enjoyed your music since about 1960, i am 75, a little younger than you. my uncle was a musician in phila. doing local gigs mostly, was in the house band at Palumbo's in s. philly where all the great performers of the 40s-60s played, that's who taught me about good music. i was listening to frank, basie and you when other people my age were into rock and roll, now as i listen to r & r i am appreciating that too....you are in my top five for voice greatness, in no special order: matt monro, sinatra, damone, darin and you. quite a list, all superb in every respect of vocalizing. i never got to see any of the others, i hope you will be in the phila. area in your 80th tour, i will see you, god bless and good heaqlth, keep singin'

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(294) joan
1 August 2017 17:27:32 +0000
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Miss you, my favorite vocalist. Wishing in the New Year that you will have a GIG in New York City or New Jersey.

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(293) Christopher Barrios
1 August 2017 05:05:29 +0000
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Mr. Jones,

A fan since the 70's! My friend Wendy and I are looking forward to seeing your show this Saturday @ Catalina Jazz Club. Have a marvelous engagement! Best wishes.

Christopher Barrios

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(292) albert
1 August 2017 03:15:29 +0000
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greetings! love your wonderful voice and presence. my wife and I love listening to your performances.

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