Musicians have been the butt of many cheap jokes and drummers in particular seem to get it in the neck with such cruel gags as:
Why are band breaks limited to only 20 minutes? So you don’t have to retrain the drummer.
Boom and indeed boom!
Today’s Big Deal is more likely to provoke a big smile and a huge cheer than a groan and a chuckle as it’s for the chance to see the legendary American singer Jack Jones.
Famous for hits such as Wives and Lovers, Lady and What I Did For Love, Jack Jones take on pop and jazz hits have been winning him friends since the Fifties.
His swinging renditions of contemporary pop and rock, as well as classic standards have packed out UK tour dates time and time again, with Jones charming audiences with his wit, sensitivity and vocal power.
His on-going world tours and fifty recorded albums are a testimony to the breadth and quality of his remarkable talent, which has been admired by, among others, Sinatra, Mel Torme and legendary composers Sammy Cahn and Michel Legrand.
A double Grammy winner, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium.
To be honest, we could write thousands of words on Jack Jones and his singing skills but we’ve got a couple of quotes from people who may be more persuasive.
Mr Frank Sinatra called Jones ‘one of the major singers of our time’ while Tony Bennett reckoned that he was ‘one of the great interpreters of the American Songbook and he’s singing better and better’.
Jack Jones has a new album out. It’s called Love Ballad and it’s a belter. If you want to hear it, along with some of his classic hits, then today’s Big Deal is:
£12.50 instead of £25 to see the Legendary Jack Jones sing at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday 21st October.
Please note that one Big Deal voucher purchase is valid for two tickets for the performance.