Bay Area Cabaret continues to stage its Sundays at the Venetian Room at San Francisco’s legendary Fairmont Hotel, with world class acts and entertainment.
On March 26, it was a return of John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey “direct” from the Café Carlyle.
But that’s not quite right. Before arriving here, the married duo and their sidemen had played gigs at several other venues including Las Vegas and Santa Barbara.
No matter, as they return to NYC in late April to hold forth for a full week at the Café.
One wishes that they could manage to stay as long at our Venetian Room, where just a few decades ago major jazz and cabaret artists made the room their home several nights running, often with a dinner performance.
John had nothing but praise for the Venetian, though, comparing it favorably to the Carlyle and his other favorite SF nightclub, Feinstein’s at the Nikko.
The audience SRO audience seemed to enjoy the entire set last night, but was especially enthusiastic about “Love Is Here to Stay," George Gershwin’s powerful and sensitive tribute to his departed brother, Ira.