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(256) James Roa
11 December 2016 18:53:31 +0000
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Dear Mr.Jones,

I pray you see this.

Struggling through a viciously excruciating divorce w/children.
I'm 55 and fantasized of singing/ performing all my life but never took the risk- in latter adult life in part because the ex convinced me it was a pipe dream.
I truly love the American standards and have always felt an affinity towards you, your talent, and style. I was mesmerized by Frank Sinatra as I was learning piano and appreciated how beautiful voice is an instrument in and of itself.

In the midst of divorce I decided to fulfill my life's dream and begin voice lessons which I continue to this day and have performed in public with you in my mind and heart as I've done so- my first song was "Call me Irresponsible"
In my opinion the standards are coming back as all quality does, and I'm doing all I can to contribute.

A word of inspiration from a musical hero would mean the world to me.

May God richly bless you,

Sincerely, James Roa

United States of America
(255) joan
9 December 2016 20:34:38 +0000
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Miss you in New Jersey and New York. Please plan a concert soon in these area. dnYxK

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(254) John Grieve
6 December 2016 03:55:08 +0000
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Hi Jack,

Loved you for nearly 40 years both from hearing you on the Love Boat opening credits, and also from an album on reel to reel tape (Lollipops and Roses)! Best wishes always!

John


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(253) Valerie
4 December 2016 17:41:21 +0000
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I don't know if this will get to you personally but need you to know that I was unaware at the time as my mind set was you with SG Sheffield call I feel so very sad and upset It is good to know the truth no matter how long it takes. Glad you care for animals I am a total animal person I could never hurt anything not even a little Ant It is a great pity one had not waited for a little while then everything would have been as it should have been so many things go amiss in this life no margin for misunderstanding. If you got letters in Edinburgh you should know. I have to find another flat now difficult in this place busy packing yet again
going into B/B was in when came back here with Mummy Cat very nice lady owner she said I can stay there at weekly rate and is also accommodating my trunks and furniture in her cottage thank the Lord very kind but I don't think I will be able to use my Lap Top not that I can use it very well anyway I, unlike you who is a Fundi I am a complete Dodo but I must say that this Lap Top seems to have a mind of it's own at times. I must tell you I never left I am not of that ilk. I am surprised that you obviously never got my communications over the years very strange not even the card and letter I sent to the Palladium in 2013 phoned from S.A got details posted in plenty of time, I did not know until I came back to this rather dreary place that it was your Farewell Tour I did not receive that information out there I never had Internet till 2014 in this Country that is why I came to Vegas. Well I had better go now do hope you get this. Take very good care o yourself, stay strong and in case I can't communicate with you for a while I wish you and all your loved ones a Very Happy Xmas and a wonderful New Year in every way. I send you my very best love and hope we will meet up Somewhere in the not too distant future V.xxx

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(252) Valerie
4 December 2016 17:40:09 +0000
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I don't know if this will get to you personally but need you to know that I was unaware at the time as my mind set was you with SG Sheffield call I feel so very sad and upset It is good to know the truth no matter how long it takes. Glad you care for animals I am a total animal person I could never hurt anything not even a little Ant It is a great pity one had not waited for a little while then everything would have been as it should have been so many things go amiss in this life no margin for misunderstanding. If you got letters in Edinburgh you should know. I have to find another flat now difficult in this place busy packing yet again
going into B/B was in when came back here with Mummy Cat very nice lady owner she said I can stay there at weekly rate and is also accommodating my trunks and furniture in her cottage thank the Lord very kind but I don't think I will be able to use my Lap Top not that I can use it very well anyway I, unlike you who is a Fundi I am a complete Dodo but I must say that this Lap Top seems to have a mind of it's own at times. I must tell you I never left I am not of that ilk. I am surprised that you obviously never got my communications over the years very strange not even the card and letter I sent to the Palladium in 2013 phoned from S.A got details posted in plenty of time, I did not know until I came back to this rather dreary place that it was your Farewell Tour I did not receive that information out there I never had Internet till 2014 in this Country that is why I came to Vegas. Well I had better go now do hope you get this. Take very good care o yourself, stay strong and in case I can't communicate with you for a while I wish you and all your loved ones a Very Happy Xmas and a wonderful New Year in every way. I send you my very best love and hope we will meet up Somewhere in the not too distant future V.xxx

United Kingdom
(251) Michael Rodriguez
2 December 2016 11:47:15 +0000
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Mr. Jones. There's little I can say. Mr. S is no longer with us. Mr. Damone stopped performing. You along with Johnny Mathis are it! That's it. The last of the old guard still kicking butt. When somebody puts their heart and soul into their work for others to enjoy it's magic. God Bless and maybe you'll come see us in Sioux City or Omaha. We have beautiful Orpheum theaters. In Omaha they also have the Holland Center. I've seen concerts all over the country. The absolute best acoustics of any performing arts center any place in the country. PERIOD! Take Care Michael Rodriguez Sioux City, IA 712 251 7294

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(250) Gary
20 November 2016 11:09:25 +0000
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Here I am watching an old Jack Benny show at 5am with jack jones on antenna Tv. I look up Jack jones on Internet and he's still going strong. Absolutely amazing.

United States of America
(249) Alan London
6 November 2016 23:54:35 +0000
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The 'Smith Center for the Performing Arts first opened in Las Vegas in March 2012.An elegant structure, it features three theatres, one being the cozy, intimate, 'Cabaret Jazz Theatre.
From conception, the Center's stated goal or mission, has been: 'to provide and preserve a high-quality performing arts center.......by supporting 'artistic excellence'......'

'Artistic Excellence': Jack once again displayed that to the full in his Jazz Theatre concerts of October 17th and 18th - two performances comprising much the same content, but nevertheless presented as two 'different' programs!

He opened with his 'Sound of Music' medley which culminates with a very powerful 'Climb Every Mountain'.
He performed several tracks from the recent 'Seriously Frank' album - in essence a musical narrative of the early, and most likely the best, of the Sinatra era. Naturally, 'All or Nothing At All' was included, for Jack considers this song epitomizes the Sinatra approach to life.

'I Am a Singer', initially written for Jack, he performs as a straightforward introduction and self-description of who he actually is......truly the lyrics fit, and an enthusiastic audience clearly agreed!

'Without a Song' has become a regular and popular element within a Jack concert. It takes some believing that this 'Youmans/Rose/Eliscu composition was first published in 1929! This song has surely stood the test of time: aside from Jack, it has been recorded by the likes of Crosby; Eckstine; Sinatra; Como; Sedaka etc. plus opera singers Jan Peerce and Mario Lanza.
Truly 'Timeless', for another version was released in 2011 by tenor Noah Stewart.
As is the norm, Jack's unbelievably long high-note finish resulted in a full-house standing ovation.

In contrast, ha classic, operatic, 'God Only Knows' was listened to in pin-drop silence up until the final bass-guitar note - then......eruption!

Jack mixed up the night with several jokes, and with impressionist Rich Little in the audience, some light-hearted banter flowed between the pair of them.

Jack concluded his program with the rousing 'Man From La Mancha' medley, which concludes with his stunning 'The Impossible Dream'.
Or so we all thought!
For with friend Paul Lowden coming out of the audience to join the crew and pound away on the organ, they belted out, to much clapping and foot-stomping, the late Joe Williams (who had been a friend of and influence on Jack)classic 'Well Alright, Okay, You Win'.
An incredible finale to a truly great evening of 'Musical Excellence'!

'But The Best Was Yet To Come'!

The following evening's program followed much the same roadmap of the prior....... 'cept it was most definitely ;not' the same. Jack sings 'how he feels', and says that he is also much influenced by what he judges to be the mood and makeup of each individual audience - and so it was.

So when Jack once again began the 'Alright, Okay..' number, with Jillean Williams, widow of Joe, in the audience and joining in a sing-along, he launched a 'wild party'.
When Vegas regular, singer Clint Holmes joined in for a part-duet, it turned into a 'wild and rocking party', with the entire house on their feet, clapping with the beat, and stamping with their feet. In all honesty, irrespective of artist or venue, I have 'never ever' previously witnessed such levels of excitement and enthusiasm.

Toning and calming things down some, Jack closed with the Frankie Laine/Carl Fisher 'We'll Be Together Again' - his way of messaging: 'till the next time'.

On my way out, a Vegas friend, within the entertainment world himself, remarked to my wife and myself: "Over the years I've seen them all, but with his impeccable timing, phrasing, and breath control, Jack is simply the best!"




































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(248) John Primerano
5 November 2016 15:00:54 +0000
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kuD27 Dear Jack: SALOON SONG WILL AIR ON WDCB'S MIDWEST BALLROOM, HOSTED BY JOHN RUSSELL THIS EVENING FROM 5PM TO 7PM, CENTRAL TIME. Forgot to include time in last message. I suppose thatwould be 4PM -6Pm Pacific time where you , no doubt, are. Thanks again, John Primerano

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(247) John Primerano
5 November 2016 14:52:47 +0000
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e2sp5 Dear Jack, I am a singer-pianist-songwriter active inthe Mid-Atlantic region with a cd, SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF HEAVEN, receiving world-wide airplay and reviews.TONIGHT, NOV.5th, ON WDCB OUT OF CHICAGO, A SONG TO WHICH I WROTE BOTH WORDS AND MUSIC, "SALOON SONG" WILL BE THE 4th SONG PLAYED ON MIDWEST BALLROOM HOSTED BY JOHN RUSSELL. I HOPE YOU CAN TUNE IN AS I BELIEVE SALOON SONG WOULD BE AGREAT SONG FOR YOU AND A POTENTIALLY MAKE AN UPCOMING CD OF YOURS A BIG SELLER. I had the pleasure of meeting you twice, as I said in my question to you for CROONER RADIO. Once at The Opera House in Delaware and then in Philadelphia when you appeared with Peter Nero(then-conductor) and the Philly Pops. That was shortly before Buddy Greco left for the UK. Buddy and I had been communicating and he mention to me that you and he had been at a party, lamenting the fact that there were no good songs been written anymore. When I said hello to you for Buddy and mentioned the party, you looked from signing two CDs(your tribute to the Bergmans; GREAT writers) and said, "that was MY party!" My girlfriend snapped a picture of you at that moment and it is on my photo gallery on my website. I'd like to tell you more about SALOON SONG, which seems to receive the most comments from people around the world. I have fans from Australia to Canada and have done many radio interviews including8 appearances on Hawaii public radio and a live 1hr & 20 minute interview from Lagos, Nigeria. I believe SALOON SONG would be a great, strong song for you, especially with your new CD, SERIOUSLY SINATRA, coming out. The New York Sheet Music Society has termed SALOON SONG the "21st century's 'ONE FOR MY BABY'. You can see me perform it in concert on youtube at JOHN PRIMERANO PERFORMANCES or hear an excerpt from it at my aforementioned website. I've been heard many times on AMERICAN STANDARD BY THE SEA and know Dick Robinson, as well as his staff at Robinson media for many years. I believe we have a mutual friend in Adrian Brigham and I am somewhat acquainted, though we've met in person years ago, with Mike Renzi through a mutual friend, bassist Dick Lupino. I am not just dropping names, just showing that I am a veteran in the business myself. I am also an actor and have done commercials, appeared in many films and played a priest in the CBS-TV series, HACK. Tony LoBianco is a friend and I've studied with him. We met as a result of my 38 plus year friendship with Andy Murcia and Ann Jillian I have told many a fan, friend and musician who has not played your act to run, not walk, to see you if they can. I say they will not only hear great singing but witness true showmanship, which is sorely lacking in our business these days. Thanks for all the great singing; I'm looking forward to hearing you on CROONER RADIO, who requested my CD for airplay. I do hope you'll take the time to check out my sites as I believe your recording SALOON SONG would be mutually advantageous to us both. Wish you'd play the Mid_Atlantic region more often, but I know AC is tough and the Philly Pops are doing mostly tribute shows. Thanks for your time, your talent and the pleasure you've given me and all your fans. Very truly yours, John Primerano, JPrimSongs@aol.com.

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