professional entertainer Jay White recognizes the importance
of presenting a crystal clear image to the public. For his
entire career, that image has reflected one of America's
brightest stars with an uncanny likeness to Neil Diamond.
White meet Diamond backstage before his MGM appearance, where
he asked Neil to autograph his photo from 1977. Neil replied,
"Is this me or you?" and signed; "Only Memorex can tell" White
was extremely flattered. In a January 2002 interview, Diamond
was asked about all of the Neil tribute performers, and
replied "I've heard a few of them and I'm always complimented
by their efforts and dedication, but my favorite is a young
man named Jay White."
White's career took an exciting turn. "Legends in Concert"
producer John Stuart had heard of the singer's talent through
a mutual friend and asked him to audition. Both producer and
performer were thrilled with the results, landing White his
first Legends performance for seven weeks in Reno as the
closing act in a new "Living Legends" show. Upon its close,
Stuart asked White to join Legends at the Imperial Palace as
the first "Living" legend in the Las Vegas production (the
show originally portrayed performers of the past).
performer, White's popularity grows by leaps and bounds
because his dedication to accuracy, his respect for the
singer/composer, and his attention to detail from the office
to the stage has put him at the top of his class. There is no
doubt about it -- when it comes to a portrayal of the worlds
most well-known Diamond, Jay White is a real gem.