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Press Kit (3.5 MB)
Includes press releases for "Parade" and "A Small Blue Thing", highlights of press notices over the years, reviews from Rex Reed, Jazz Times and others, and photos.

"Surrender to Jack Donahue-- he will haunt you. . . . fresh and captivating . . . astoundingly imaginative. I have played ("A Small Blue Thing") about 20 times in a row and I am haunted by what I'm hearing"
—Rex Reed, 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.”
—Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times

“Possessed of a beautiful voice, taste beyond his years, and a wide-ranging intelligence, the handsome New Yorker shows that this sophisticated art form is not just alive and well but thriving.”
—Andrew Patner, Chicago Sun-Times

“Donahue is one of the most entertaining and engaging young singers around. He’s got good looks and a beautiful voice, (and) a genuine point of view.”
—Waymon Wong, New York Daily News

“Handsome and personable, with his musical pores wide open, Mr. Donahue is going places fast.”
—Rex Reed, New York Observer

“Leave it to an Irishman to make sorrow sing.”
Time Out New York

“Top ten pick 2005.… Wonderful. A beautiful voice and wonderful delivery. So refreshing to hear a great male vocalist. Donahue is a rare breed.”
—WICN: New England’s Jazz Station

“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.”
—Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News

“Boston Globe Quick Pick: “He’s got it covered. Say hello to Jack Donahue.… Fresh-faced jazz newcomer.”
—Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe

“Donahue’s much-admired tenor voice is as warm as his personality.…Attractive shading more often associated with … Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, and Shirley Horn. Chameleon-like, from dark and smoky to cool and husky.”
—Sharon McDaniel, Palm Beach Post

“Strange Weather is perfectly sunny going. Donahue has eclectic musical taste … an asset when you’re blending jazz.… Donahue swings gently and with a wry sense of humor. But it’s on the ballads … that Donahue’s supple voice soars.”
—Chad Jones, The Oakland Tribune

“...(Donahue writes) music and lyrics the Gershwins would have been proud to do. The lyrics were on a par with Johnny Mercer’s.”
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