Entertainer Known for Impersonating Hollywood’s Most Famous Singers to Perform at Foundations’ Friendraiser and Silent Bottle Auction
August 9, 2011
August 9, 2001
A star-studded line up featuring big name acts will highlight a gala co-sponsored by the Credit Union Foundations of Oregon and Washington at the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) Convention and Annual Business Meeting.
When was the last time you heard the music of Frank Sinatra, Cher, Nat King Cole and Elton John come from the same stage? Ever hear all those voices coming from one man?
Popular Las Vegas entertainer Larry G. Jones headlined at resorts such as Planet Hollywood, before marrying a Puyallup resident and moving to Washington recently. He will bring his “Legendary Voices in Concert” act to the Credit Union Foundations’ “Friendraiser” event at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Jones will sing popular songs and do comedy acts using about 75 different voices during his routine.
There is an old saying in business that you can’t be all things to all people, but Jones doesn’t believe that’s true on stage.
“By the time I’m done, there truly is something for everyone,” he said in a recent interview. “I try to make everyone happy.”
Jones took an unusual route to his successful Las Vegas career. It’s not as if he grew up standing in front of the mirror imitating Frank Sinatra or knew from the time he was a kid that he was destined to hold a microphone. No, Jones is an engineer by trade. It wasn’t until he was toiling away in college studying for the hard-to-get degree that he became aware of this talents. His college roommates had a band, and he relaxed from studies by singing along. They liked his sound. They hired him. He worked his way up and finally landed in Vegas.
“When I told my parents, they were really relieved because I finally had a real job,” said Jones, noting that his mechanical engineering degree gathered dust while he pursued his musical career.
Since moving to Washington, Jones has performed regionally at conventions and in casino theaters.
Performing at the Foundations’ Friendraiser is particularly appealing because Jones is a credit union member.
“They’re great, because they offer better packages for consumer than the big box banks.”
While Jones croons the sounds of the Rat Pack, the Platters, the Coasters and other famous groups, Convention guests can enjoy a free dessert, network with colleagues and bid in the Foundations’ Silent Bottle Auction. Credit union leaders and supporters have donated decorated bottles containing valuable items or gift certificates.
“It’s a beautiful way to continue the Foundations’ mission in the credit union community,” said RoxAnne Kruger, NWCUA senior vice president. “It will be a great evening, and the proceeds will allow our Foundations to continue with their work providing grants, professional scholarships and credit union outreach.”
NWCUA Vice President Danielle Brown anticipates outstanding values in the bottles.
“You might be able to bid on a catered dinner or a hot air balloon ride,” she said. “Maybe even a unique bottle of Northwest wine.”
The Credit Union Foundations of Oregon and Washington have donated nearly $150,000 to worthy causes so far this year.
Registration for the Convention and Annual Business Meeting is still open online.
Questions? Contact Foundation Development Associate Josalyn Alston: 206.340.4814, email@example.com.