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Jason Feddy:
A Tribute to Joe Cocker
Performance of the Month

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Gregg Karukas
Festival of Arts

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Eric Marienthal
Festival of Arts
Performance of the Month

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From Jobim to Jorge:
Great Composers of Bossa Nova
Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Brian Bromberg
Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Kiki Ebsen:
Joni Mitchell Project
Peformance of the Month

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John Proulx
Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Greg Manning
Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

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John Proulx
Festival of Arts

  

Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

His piano playing is hot and swinging, and his voice recalls the smooth, mellow sounds of a young Chet Baker. GRAMMY-winning composer, singer, pianist, and recording artist, John Proulx's latest CD Say It features Chuck Berghofer, Joe LaBarbera, Larry Koonse, Bob Sheppard, a duet with Melissa Manchester, and three string quartet arrangements by Alan Broadbent. In addition to touring with his own trio, John has performed with the likes of Anita O'Day, Natalie Cole, Melissa Manchester, and Marian McPartland.

John began his formal musical education at the age of three on 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 then moved to Los Angeles to further his musical pursuits. He also spent four months at the prestigious Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency hotel in New York City playing a nightly solo piano/vocal engagement.

Since then, John has appeared on Michael Feinstein’s radio show on NPR, “Song Travels” as well as on Marian McPartland’s radio show “Piano Jazz”. John serves as adjunct faculty at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Long Beach.

This performance was originally recorded on August 14, 2016, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.