movement, every sound, each expression of every song evoke the passion
and the power that is Neil Diamond. While his music continues to touch
the hearts of millions, his past persona lives on in Jay White,
a performer with a truly unique gift a strong physical and
vocal resemblance combined with an onstage charisma that rivals the
would you like Neil Diamond to musically motivate your next
event?! Audiences worldwide insist that Jay White's flawless
vocals, personalized show and charismatic presence evokes the passion
and the power of this American Icon. His dynamic 5 piece band plays a 30
- 90 minute spectacular (additional performers available), that finishes
up with a high energy dance set of America's hottest hits. During the
90's, Jay was Legends in Concert's
longest running act ever to perform at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas.
Overall his 4000 shows for some six million people since
1984, and his travels across America, Europe and Asia, led Jay in 1998
to produce this excitingly interactive tribute.
Neil's compliments, Jay captivates capacity corporate and
casino crowds. Says Jay; "It's very gratifying to know that so
many people appreciate our work and I'm grateful to the agents, fans,
producers and entertainment directors who keep me so very busy year
a youth growing up in Detroit, Jay White had a passion for two
things, deflecting hockey pucks and singing. His first love was to be a
goaltender in the NHL. For years he honed his craft against the sons of
Gordie Howe and Terry Sawchuk, collecting several trophies and
championships along the way.
this shy and introverted boy was also perfecting his natural talent as a
singer in the school choir. He graduated from Finney High and attended
two colleges in the hopes of finding a career to fall back on. After a
brief IHL appearance Jay returned to singing as a means of expressing
this inner desire to perform. Two top 40 bands, an a cappella group and
several musical productions later, Jay had finally found his niche
singing and performing as Neil Diamond.
Since 1982 Jay White's performances have
astounded more than 3 million people around the world, including Rose Diamond,
Neil's mother. Everything about Jay's approach parallels Neil, from
his beaded costumes to his seasoned band, to his rich baritone vocals,
which, when wrapped around one of Diamond's lyrics, fills the room
with real emotion.
Since 1988 every facet of this diamond has
sparkled at Caesars, Harrah's, Bally's Hiltons and countless
theatres across North America and beyond. Jay White has also
captivated audiences from top corporations such as New York Life,
McDonalds, IBM and K-Mart. He has performed with legendary entertainers
Bob Hope and Kenny Rogers.
His appearances on national TV include "The
Tonight Show," the "1996 Miss Universe Pageant," ESPNís
1995 "Holiday Bowl," two National Arthritis Telethons and
"Entertainment Tonight" where Leeza Gibbons claimed, "Jay
White is truly amazing!" Rich Little also said of Jayís
performance, "He's excellent. He does a great Neil
In addition to special shows, Jayís unique
talent has also found a home with "Legends
in Concert" in Las Vegas, where since 1990 his tribute to this
American legend has won the hearts of new and old fans alike. So strong
is the music and his talent, that Jay White continues to either
open or close the Legends show and in some cases has literally done
With a burning intensity in his eyes and Diamondís
classically romantic sound, Jay White's enthusiasm is reflected
in his more than 20 years of musical experience. His popularity grows by
leaps and bounds. His dedication to accuracy, his respect for the
composer and his attention to detail from the office to the stage has
put Jay White at the top of his class.
In December of 1996 Jay finally met his mentor at the
MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It was a thrill he had looked forward to for a
long time and it could not have turned out better.
Neil was pleasant, gracious, witty and complimentary.
They chatted a bit and he autographed a photo taken from his 1976 Vegas
show at the Aladdin. Upon seeing the photo, Neil exclaimed "Is this me
or you?" Then he signed: "Jay, only Memorex can tell."
as "Neil Diamond" may be available for your next special event!
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