Craig Jessup Sings THE GLORY OF LOVE, 9/19
Acclaimed Bay Area crooner Craig Jessup returns to the concert stage with another collection of classics from the Great American Songbook on September 19 at 8pm at 142 Throckmorton Theatre (142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley).
For one night only, Jessup sings the best of George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Stephen Sondheim, Harold Arlen and more. Craig Jessup Sings The Glory of Love explores every phase of a relationship through the words and music of some of the 20th century's most brilliant composers.
From "How Long Has This Been Going On" to "Where or When," "Right as the Rain" and "Good Thing Going," Jessup, musical director Ken Muir and director Marvin Werlin explore thehighs and lows, the agony and the glory of love. The evening may even include a Jessup original.
Craig Jessup has been playing theatres, cabarets and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe for more than 25 years. Jessup teamed with Ruth Hastings and Barry Lloyd in 1977 to form Ruth Hastings & Co. The trio played nearly every cabaret in San Francisco including Le Domino, Chez Jacques, Gordon's, Fanny's, Trinity Place and the Plush Room, culminating in a sold-out concert at the Geary Theatre which was recorded live.
A highly successful run of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Chez Jacques resulted in an invitation to perform the acclaimed musical revue in Brussels, Belgium at the Belgian National Opera Company just after Brel's death.
On his own, Mr. Jessup appeared in many musical revues and with Artstreet Theatre, Rohnert Park's Pacific Alliance Theatre Company, Broadway by the Bay (San Mateo), California Conservatory Theatre, 42nd Street Moon, the Aurora Theatre Company and Marin's Alter Theater Ensemble.
Ken Muir is a San Francisco based pianist/arranger/composer/lyricist who has worked in the Bay Area for more than 25 years, also performing regularly in New York and occasionally in Europe. He played and arranged for each of vocalist Paula West's three CDs and has accompanied many of other fine singers, both on recordings and at the Plush Room. Ken is currently preparing for a recording and revue of his own music and lyrics.
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