Craig Heesch
News Posted: May 2019

Craig continues to perform his already popular concert "From Out of the Wings," and has added a new production called "The Sinatra Era".

This is not a Sinatra tribute nor an impersonation but rather a tribute to the great vocalists and their music from the 1940s through the 1990s. You will also hear the sounds of the big bands era.

Craig does not impersonate Sinatra's voice, but sings songs and impersonates voices and styles of other popular singers of those eras, including:

Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Mel Torme, Billy Eckstein, Johnny Ray, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, Englebert Humperdinck , Jack Jones, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme and others.

The big bands include, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Les Brown, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton.

What the audience will experience is a refreshing and nostalgic show with both new and familiar arrangements sung by a velvety crooner.

This is combined with the biographical story line that adds a unique and enjoyable dimension for fans of the Sinatra era. Performing with Craig is the show's musical director and pianist Dan Waldis.

Dan is a talented pianist, arranger, composer extraordinaire! His credits include performances with Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis, Brandon Fields, Freddie Hubbard, and more.

His arrangements can be heard on CDs such as "When I Look At You" featuring Joey DeFrancesco, "The Grand Inquisitor" and "Uphill...Both Ways" with Greg Floor, "Beat the Rats", and Dan's own "A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe" recorded live at the Music-in-the-Box concert at the Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts. Dan is a very sought after quest pianist with his smooth jazz style. He teaches lecture classes and private students Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah.

Both Craig and Dan are seasoned professionals and their performances touch the musical hearts of their audiences.