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My View: Jack Jones Honored by Michael Feinstein, Steve Tyrell & Kravis Center Pops

My View: Jack Jones Honored by Michael Feinstein, Steve Tyrell & Kravis Center Pops

If you were trying to find a stage that presented some of the most treasured American popular music, performed by probably the best vocalists born to sing it, you were at The Kravis  Center in Palm Beach last night.  The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra under the baton of Michael Feinstein, one of the most beloved entertainers of our generation honored another legend……Jack Jones. Jack Jones, the vocalist who created a sound track of love ballads and swinging hit songs for most of the Kravis audience’s ( and the world’s) musical life walked out on it’s stage and there was no doubt that the look, sound, and magnetism of Mr. Jones was in full force and undiminished at this juncture in his career.  Palm Beach gave him a standing ovation after his thrilling rendition of Man of La Mancha, one of Jack’s signature songs.

Another great singer our era, who quite literally has created sound tracks with his movie and studio work was on hand to honor his contemporary.  Steve Tyrell’s distinctive voice and infectious personality combined with Michael Feinstein and The Kravis Pops to create an evening that was the perfect way to celebrate the artistry of Jack Jones. 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF JACK SINGING WITH THE KRAVIS CENTER POPS

Michael Feinstein & Jack Jones

Michael Feinstein & Jack Jones

Jack Jones, Michael Feinstein, Steve Tyrell

Jack Jones, Eda Sorokoff, Steve Tyrell

Jack Jones & Stephen Sorokoff

Michael Feinstein & Eda Sorokoff

Stephen Sorokoff, Sunny Sessa, Steve Tyrell

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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