Jack’s latest CD, “Parade: Live in New York City”, documents Jack’s live performances at New York City’s famed Birdland jazz club. On “Parade” Jack takes on Great American Songbook material like “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most”, musical theater classics such as “Before the Parade Passes By” and pop jewels like “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” by Jimmy Webb. The jazz-styled arrangements along with Mr. Donahue’s beautiful voice and spot-on interpretations reinvent these beautiful songs. In addition to his solo and recording careers, Jack has been featured in musical productions at theaters such the Old Globe (San Diego), Steppenwolf and Goodman (Chicago), Zach (Austin), Kalita Humphreys (Dallas), Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia), George Street Playhouse (New Jersey), and Abrons (New York City).
Jack’s live performances have earned him critical acclaim:
“Donahue is a classic. Blessed with looks and an undeniably lovely voice. Lots of singers are striving to be the next Mel Torme. This guy’s a contender.”
—The Philadelphia Daily News
“There is a bright new talent in our midst . . . with a rich and enchanting voice and a stylish act full of fine songs that are as sad, funny and beautiful as they are unhackneyed. . . . Handsome and personable, with his musical pores wide open, there is a strong indication that Mr. Donahue is going places fast.”
—Rex Reed, The New York Observer
“It’s not every singer who can handle the carousel ebullience of Kenny Rankin’s ‘Haven’t We Met’, the retro bounciness of ‘You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby,’ the saucy innuendo of Cole Porter’s ‘Let’s Do It,’ the inky grandeur of Kurt Well’s ‘Lost in the Stars,’ and the cheeky familiarity of Jay Leonhart’s cocky ‘Robert Frost’ with parallel aplomb. Donahue can.”
Dinner & Drink service begins at 5:00pm. Show starts promptly at 7:00pm.