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"Best Male Vocalist" — New York magazine Weddings edition, Oct. 2008

"Best Male Jazz Vocalist, 2009 and 2008" — Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets

"He can sing evergreens by the Gershwins with the same elegance he showers on contemporary works . . . Handsome and personable, with his musical pores wide open, there is a strong indication that Mr. Donahue is going places fast"     — Rex Reed

"Fresh . . . classy" — Vanity Fair

"Jack has performed for some of our most discerning clients, at landmark New York venues, and always adds just the right touch.
He is easy to work with and, with his style and sophistication, is a great asset to any event." - Gavin Strumpman, Eventquest


Jack Donahue has a long history of performing at private parties, events and weddings.  Jack and his team will work with you to weave him and his band into your event in just the right way, whether it's low-key background music at a cocktail party, Jack and his jazz ensemble welcoming your guests as they arrive, a sit-down performance while your guests are dining, or an 8-piece band for your guests to listen or dance to.  

Jack has headlined at some of the finest venues including The Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room, at Birdland with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Philadelphia's Museum of Arts, the Queen Elizabeth II's renowned World Cruise, Palm Beach's Colony Hotel, San Francisco's Plush Room, Regattabar at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, and many others.

Examples of Jack's private events include:

  • An appearance with his eight-piece band for Gourmet Magazine's top clients at New York's famed Rainbow Room
  • An exclusive wedding reception high on the bluffs in Chatham, Cape Cod, MA
  • Welcoming guests with his trio at a retirement party for a prominent CEO at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA
  • Providing sophisticated background music for a Conde' Nast event at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York City
  • Performing at the 80th birthday gala of a leading entrepreneur in Charlottesville, VA
  • Singing at the wedding reception of a Boston-area restauranteur, held at blu restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton Towers, Boston, MA
  • Providing a cabaret-style performance of jazz classics at a Berlin film festival
  • Performing specially-chosen songs, either solo or with a band, at numerous weddings and other special events

Jack's recordings represent only a small sample of the songs he knows and has performed.  He knows hundreds of songs from the "Great American Songbook".

If you'd like to discuss involving Jack in your special event, contact Richard Carson at +1-917-981-0073 or send an email to mgmt@jackdonahue.com.