Jones heads EdCC’s ‘Gentle Men of Song’

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:26am

Grammy award winning singer Jack Jones and his trio perform with Edmonds Community College’s vocal jazz group, Soundsation, as part of the college’s 31st annual jazz festival Friday, March 3.

This year’s event celebrates the “Gentle Men of Song,” highlighting the legacy of such vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Mel Torme and Bobby Darin. Jazz singer Jones, the festival’s guest artist, counts some of those artists among his greatest influences.

Jones, perhaps most widely recognized as the voice of “The Love Boat” television series theme song, has recorded more than 50 albums (17 of them charting Billboard’s Top 20) and received Grammy Awards for “Best Pop Male Vocal Performance” with his singles “Lollipops and Roses” by Anthony Velona, and Bacharach/ David’s “Wives and Lovers.” His latest release, “Jack Jones Paints a Tribute to Tony Bennett,” was nominated for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.”

Daytime performances by students, which take place during the festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4 in the Triton Union Building, are also open to the public free of charge.

Jones performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 3 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, located at 3819 196th Street SW in Lynnwood. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for seniors, available by calling 425-640-1313 or on the Web at

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