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One of the great interpreters of the American Songbook, four-time nominated and two-time Grammy-winning singer Jack Jones comes to Buxton Opera House on Saturday October 22.

Jack comes to the UK every two years, and his disarming smile and effortlessly engaging wit – plus that vocal style that stands alone – has earned him legions of fans in a career which spans decades.

He is the professionals’ professional, ranked by his peers along with the legendary Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Vic Damone.

The Opera House date is part of his Greatest Hits tour, and audiences can expect to hear classics such as ‘The Love Boat’, ‘What I did for Love’ and ‘I am A Singer’ among many more from this true entertainer.

As a phenomenally successful artist Jack is constantly in demand, appearing in musicals such as ‘Guys n Dolls’ and receiving critical acclaim for his portrayal of Don Quixote in ‘Man of la Mancha’.

With huge global success, Jack’s performances are always sold-out events in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium and he has been praised by the New York Times as “arguably the most technically accomplished male pop singer...” The very definition of a complete and total entertainer.

He considers one of the most moving moments in his life to be the time he sang “The Impossible Dream” for hundreds of wives of MIAs (servicemen missing in action) at the Washington Armory soon after the Vietnam War ended.

“We were all wearing wristbands with MIAs names on them,” he recalls.

“You can imagine how hard we all cried at the end of it.”

Jones continues a busy schedule of live performances in performing arts centres throughout the year. Attracting an international star of this calibre – he was once called the best jazz singer in the world by Judy Garland – is a real coup for Buxton.

Jack Jones – The Greatest Hits Tour, Saturday October 22, 7.30pm.

Tickets: £27.50, £29.50. Box office: 0845 127 2190, www.buxtonoperahouse.co.uk.