Rich Jacques hasn't stopped performing since the day his second grade teacher in Maryland allowed him to get up in front of his classmates and sing songs at the end of the school day. From then on, this former U.S. Marine and Texas Tech University graduate has been sharing his passion for performing with audiences of all kinds all along the way.
Rich has earned leading roles in New York stage shows such as 'Grease' (Danny Zuko), 'The 1940's Radio Hour' (Johnny Cantone), and 'The Elvis '68 Comeback Special' Show. He has held longstanding gigs at numerous restaurants and bars in New York, New Mexico, and even at far away resort locations on China's Hainan Island in the South China Sea. He was part of the world-famous singing wait staff at Ellen's Stardust Diner on Broadway in NYC for two years. He's been a movie extra. He's performed on the Las Vegas strip, his resume includes time as a pageant emcee for the Miss America organization.
From 2018 until 2021, Rich held the same weekend gig in Granbury, Texas, at Christina's — one of the most popular restaurant's on the historic and popular downtown square there. Otherwise known as the "The Voice of Christina's," Rich built a large following of regulars that continue to support him today.
Ask Rich and he'll be the first to tell you he is first and foremost a big band crooner and saloon singer. His sound is a combination of his influences, including Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Gordon Lightfoot, Charlie Pride, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, and Dick Van Dyke. He's always working hard to hone his craft in an effort to bring his audience and those that hire him the best he has to offer at every show. When his audience is pleased, he is pleased.
“I try to live my life like an Elvis movie. All that you really need is some adventure, a hardy dose of romance, and lots of music. ” - Rich Jacques