Jack Jones toured the UK in November 2009 performing songs that he hopes greatly represent an illustrious career spanning more than 50 years in show business, that has seen him receive two Grammy awards for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance for Lollipops and Roses and Wives and Lovers.
He also received a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance for his Jack Jones Paints a Tribute To Tony Bennett and was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, not far from where his father's star is located.
An Evening with Jack Jones took in 13 dates throughout the UK, including Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast and Leicester, and will close at one of Jack's favourite venues the London Palladium. The tour also coincides with the release of his long awaited album I Never Had It So Good, his first UK album since the early '90's, and which features previously unreleased tracks in the smooth, classy style that is Jack Jones.
Jack has recorded more than 50 albums of which 17 featured on the Billboard's Top 20 and he sang the much loved theme tune to The Love Boat, The Bliss of Mrs Brossom and Where Love Has Gone. He appeared in Airplane 2: The Sequel and British comedy film Cruise of the Gods with Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and David Walliams.
Jack attended the University High School in West Los Angeles whilst studying drama and singing with private teachers chosen by his father Allan Jones who was already an established singer and movie star (A Day At The Races, 1937, Showboat, 1936; A Night At The Opera, 1935). A young athlete Jack gave up his track and football team sports to devote himself to serious study of the arts.
When friend Nancy Sinatra's father sang in the school auditorium it left Jack with an unforgettable experience that was to shape his career choice.
Jack's first professional debut was as part of his father's act at The Thunderbird Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas at the age of 19. Three weeks later he took odd jobs to support himself whilst pursuing his singing career.
Jack's first album was released on Kapp, while holding down a job as a gas station attendant; he was surprised to hear one of his tracks playing on the radio whilst washing a customer's windscreen. He has since gone on to record with RCA, Honest Entertainment and Capitol Records.
Jack performs around the world at venues such as the Oak Room, New York, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Centre and the White House. His concerts continue to sell out around the world.