The floor-show, dinner and live performance, was a staple of 40s America. It was the evening out, a date-night place to go, a reason to dress up, a place to meet friends, and the best way to see your favorite bands and singers up close in an intimate surrounding with the possibility of a face-to-face hello between sets. Something special. There are so many choices today, but there is still nothing quite as personal as a small setting with big music. The floor show is back, more casual than it was long ago but with all the same features. Rich Sigberman is one of San Francisco’s newest singers to entertain in a dinner-club setting. He will be singing on Tuesday, December 9th at Sausalito’s Seahorse Restaurant, 305 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, California. It is a an evening reminiscent of, but, of course, very different from, the 40s floor shows you may have seen in those bewitching old movies, or, if you are lucky and older, may have actually enjoyed in person, may have planned an evening out for dinner and music.
He is a San Francisco fine artist of exceptional talent, not only for his imagination, style and precision of his illustration but for the variety of genres that include representations of musicians and compelling abstract paintings. Talents often do not come singly but rather in multi-aptitude packages, and so it seems to be with Rich. As a great many of Rich’s portraits are of some of our greatest jazz musicians, and even with ink and watercolor he blares out sound, motion and exuberance, it is not such a surprise, really, that he has taken to the stage to sing. He is still drawing, but after years of success with art and illustration, he is adding a new layer of rhythm and form; he is now performing as a musician himself.
To her him talk about his decision to sing professionally is a lesson in trusting what you know to be your talents, letting personal courage lead the way and not limiting yourself. To hear him sing on stage with Noel Jewkes is an evening not only to remember but to repeat as often as possible when you feel like getting out for some joy. Whether you take a date, go with friends, or go by yourself, it is a cozy, musically sophisticated evening where you will be welcomed by Rich and the Noel Jewkes quartet.
From me to you with love in the air and some good music around the bend,
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