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Celebrating the songs of Sinatra
Superstar singer Jack Jones is celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra with a UK tour that visits Birmingham Town Hall on February 5, 2016.

Frank would have been 100 in December 2015 and Jack Jones marked the anniversary by releasing the album Seriously Frank, 13 tracks of Sinatra material arranged and conducted by Patrick Williams, and featuring a 22-piece orchestra with piano from Dave Grusin.

The tour will see some of the songs - both classics and less well known - performed by 78-year-old Jack on stage with a big band.

Born into a showbiz family – his parents were actors Allan Jones and Irene Hervey - Jack started singing professionally at the age of 19. Signing his first deal with Capital Records in 1959, Jack went on to record with several labels over the years, 20 albums with RCA alone, and have 17 chart in Billboard's Top 20.

He has 60 albums to his credit, two Grammies and five nominations and an Emmy award.

Perhaps best known for his hit renditions of The Impossible Dream, Lollipops and Roses, What I Did For Love, The Race Is On, Lady, Call Me Irresponsible and The Loveboat theme, he has also covered the work of contemporary artists such as Randy Newman and Carole King.

His tribute to Frank Sinatra brings him full circle as it was Frank that inspired Jack to sing. When at school, Jack's friend, Nancy Sinatra, brought her dad in to sing at assembly… and from then Jack's ambition was to become a vocalist and entertainer.

jack jones, Frank Sinatra, Birmingham Town hall
Venue: Birmingham Town Hall


Tuesday 2nd: Croydon, Fairfield Halls;
Wednesday 3rd: London, Cadogan Hall;
Thursday 4th: Southend on Sea, Cliffs Pavilion;
Friday 5th: Birmingham, Town Hall;
Saturday 6th: New Brighton, Floral Pavilion Theatre;
Sunday 7th: Manchester, Bridgewater Hall;
Tuesday 9th: Buxton, Opera House;
Wednesday 10th: Bradford, St Georges Hall;
Friday 12th: Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall;
Sunday 14th: Edinburgh, King's Theatre.
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Why? Classic Sinatra from superstar singer
When: February 5, 2016
Phone: 0121 345 0600
Where: Birmingham Town Hall
Cost: £29.50 plus fees
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