Born in Hollywood, California, on the night his singer/movie star father, Allan Jones, recorded his hit, Donkey Serenade, Jack would make his famous parents (his mother was the elegant '30's actress Irene Hervey) especially proud of their award-winning son for the diversity and breadth of his talent.
One of his most memorable experiences while in high school occurred when his friend Nancy Sinatra, invited her father to sing in the school auditorium. It left an permanent mark that helped shape Jack's career choice.
Jack's professional debut was a brief stint as part of his father's act at the Thunderbird Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas when he was just 19 years old.
In the early 60s, Jack recorded the single Lollipops and Roses, a moderate 1962 hit which earned him a Grammy for Best Performance by a Male Singer. Jack earned several other awards during the mid-60's, including another Grammy for his best known hit, the Burt Bacharach-Hal David chestnut Wives and Lovers which was also nominated for Record of the Year.
As Jack’s career gained momentum, he developed a deep appreciation for well-constructed songs that also have emotional appeal. His respect for songs that tell stories with meaning and beauty led him to record works by the greatest balladeers of all time: Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Michel Legrand.
Jack is also renowned as a leading interpreter of musical theater with acclaimed performances in Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, She Loves Me and Pajama Game. Over the years he has guest-starred on countless episodic and/or comedy television series. Most recently he starred as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha in the national tour. He also recently completed a guest-starring role in the British comedy film: Cruise Of the Gods.
Jack's hit records include The Race Is On, Lady, Call Me Irresponsible and What I Did For Love. Jack's latest release, Jack Jones Paints A Tribute to Tony Bennett was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance. Jack also takes the title as the most successful act in Las Vegas during the 1980s and '90s.
Jack’s latest release for Honest Entertainment, Jack Jones Paints A Tribute To Tony Bennett, Jack pays homage to a friend and an American icon. He counts Bennett among those vocalists who most influenced his style (a small but elite group that includes Mel Torme, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra). This album is Jacks way of saying thanks to a dear friend. Jack chose three of his personal Bennett favorites that include Skylark, Shadow Of Your Smile and You Must Believe In Spring.