And right he was, because what Everly described as an “incredible” orchestra, the ISO, indeed, made the evening a truly visceral, all enveloping musical experience.

Tom Alvarez,
But one thing I've learned about attending concerts programmed and conducted by Jack Everly is that regardless of the thematic content, the music will be handled with a professionalism that extends to high quality orchestral arrangements, talented featured soloists and a disarming sense of humor that gently satirizes an era's musical excesses.

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Rick Rogers, News OK

Conductor Jack Everly has found some cool, off-the-beaten-track items that make the familiar ones seem just a little fresher, and his assured, sensitive guidance from the podium generates a consistently classy level of music-making.

Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun
In a program bursting with the energy, creativity and Pied Piper appeal of the youthful George Gershwin’s greatest hits, Everly and company grabbed concertgoers by their emotions and pulled them down a memory lane littered with immortal pieces of music. Read More...
John Phipps, Grand Rapids Press/

Veterans Day was a perfect time to experience the Pittsburgh Symphony Pop's tribute to Irving Berlin, which is being repeated through Sunday afternoon at Heinz Hall, Downtown.

"Rags to Ritzes" (as in "Puttin' on the Ritz") was created by guest conductor Jack Everly and concluded with a medley of patriotic songs called "Irving Berlin's America." It reached its climax with "God Bless America," for which the audience stood up, many singing along, as though it were the national anthem.

Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tony DeSare shows star quality in ISO Valentine's weekend concert

"In a program filled with song selections from the American Songbook, the always effervescent Jack Everly, Pops conductor of the ISO, led the orchestra comprised of exceptional musicians, with his usual skill and flair."

Tony Alvarez,
Irving Berlin: Rags to Ritzes
"Everly has put together something more generous than a sample. He took the "salute" format and built a sumptuously orchestrated monument to an unparalleled creator of popular art."
Jay Harvey, Indianapolis Star
Conductor a superb guide to diverse 60's soundtrack

"Anyone can put together a concert of the "and-then-I-wrote” variety, but it takes a master orchestrator to weave a bunch of unrelated tunes into an interesting musical fabric. Everly was responsible for more than one-third of the concert's arrangements, each using the full resources of a symphony orchestra and, as we've come to expect, often in amazingly clever ways."

Rick Rogers, The Oklahoman
Everly knows how to make BSO Pop
Solid music and showbiz sparkle - that pretty much sums up the approach that Everly has taken since he was appointed to the pops post.
Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun
Everly leads fun-filled musical frolic in the '50s

Guest conductor Jack Everly can always be counted on for a slick, polished musical package, and he outdid himself on this one.

Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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