Last night I performed a corporate event for Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. The event was held at the Donald E. Stephan’s Convention Center near O’Hare Airport in Chicago. There were approximately 1000 people in attendance and the room decor was absolutely stunning.
Founded in 1888 by Louis Glunz I in Chicago, Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. is among the oldest beer distributors in the United States and the recipient of the 2012 Distributor of the Year award by Beverage World Magazine. The 125-year-old company is family-owned and operated by President Jack Glunz, the grandson of Louis Glunz I, with day-to-day operations led by five of his seven children as members of the fourth generation and with members of the fifth generation also on staff. Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. is an innovator in Chicagoland, proudly offering the most comprehensive selection of craft, specialty and import beers representing over 190 breweries around the globe. The company is dedicated to quality service and to educating its customers and the public about beer tastes and trends.
On the way home from the Glunz event I listened to Michael Feinstein’s radio program entitled “Song Travels”. It airs on WFMT Radio in Chicago on Saturday evenings. The show is always a wonderful companion as I am traveling home from Saturday night engagements. Song Travels uncovers the intimate journey that singers and songs take with one another, each changing the other through the course of a lifetime.
Last night, Aaron Neville was the featured singer. Feinstein and Neville chatted about songs and musicians of years gone by. Aaron Neville sang a number of songs so beautifully, as he always does. Neville’s singing along with Feinstein’s outstanding piano accompaniment truly made for a magical musical treat.
Some of the selections were “Under The Boardwalk,” “Nature Boy,” “Mona Lisa” and one that I absolutely loved was entitled “Goodnight My Love,” written by Jesse Belvin. The pair performed the song and Neville shared fascinating information about Belvin. Prior to last night, I had not been familiar with singer/songwriter Jesse Belvin, however, I had on occasion heard this beautiful song that he penned.
When I arrived home, I immediately went to the wikipedia website to learn more about Jesse Belvin. Here is a link to the article that I read. Such an impressive guy…gone much too soon. Jesse Belvin
Take a listen to “Goodnight My Love” written and sung by the great Jesse Belvin.