Bistango has added something fun to their outdoor live music lineup in conjunction with West Coast Jazz. Sunset Jazz at Newport has moved to Bistango this summer, with a socially distanced lineup of great musicians on the Irvine restaurant’s large outdoor patio.
The Midsummer Jazz Mondays will be ticketed so as to ensure the organizers can provide a safe place for music lovers and foodies to enjoy.
To purchase tickets, visit SunsetJazzAtNewport.com or call 949.759.5003.
John Proulx Quartet salutes Nat King Cole & Chet Baker featuring Chuck Berghofer (bass), Kevin Kanner (drums) and Carl Saunders (trumpet)
Grammy – winning composer and recording artist Proulx will perform his tribute to Nat King Cole during the first set and return for the second set to honor Chet Baker, with special guest, Carl Saunders.
John began his formal musical education at the age of 3 in Grand Rapids, MI on Suzuki violin, but quickly switched to classical piano lessons. His late grandfather, Clyde Proulx, was a jazz guitarist who introduced him to the world of jazz. Hooked on the freedom of improvisation, his education took him to Chicago to study at Roosevelt University’s Chicago School of Performing Arts where he received his Bachelors of Music in 1999. In 2001, John moved to Los Angeles to further his musical pursuits. He emerged as a young talent on the Los Angeles jazz scene and loved the wide-range of opportunities the city had to offer. John also spent four months in 2009 at the prestigious Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency hotel in New York City playing a nightly solo piano/vocal engagement.
John Proulx is also a Grammy-winning composer. Jazz legend, Nancy Wilson, recorded “These Golden Years”, a song that John co-wrote with lyricist D. Channsin Berry, for her 2006 Grammy – winning composer and recording artist Proulx will perform his tribute to Nat King Cole during the first set and return for the second set to honor Chet Baker, with special guest, Carl Saunders.
Grammy-winning CD, “Turned to Blue”. Most recently, John co-wrote a song called “Stained Glass” with Melissa Manchester for his new album, “Say It”. John and Melissa also co-wrote a song called “Big Light” for her 20th studio album, “You Gotta Love The Life”, featuring a duet with Melissa and Al Jarreau. Jazz singer, Mary Stallings, recorded “Stuck in a Dream” (2005, “Remember Love”), and “Before You Know It” (2010, “Dream”), two songs John co-wrote with lyricist K. Lawrence Dunham. Deana Martin also recorded “Stuck in a Dream” on her late
album, “Destination Moon”.
Featured in John’s stellar quartet will be jazz veterans Chuck Berghofer on bass, Kevin Kanner on drums and Carl Saunders on trumpet & flugelhorn.