JOE ROTHMAN &
SUNSET JAZZ AT BAYSIDE
SUNSET JAZZ AT BAYSIDE- SPRING SUPPER CLUB SERIES
Spring Supper Club Series of Jazz, Cabaret and Dining
6 special concerts celebrating the Great American Songbook-
Saluting America’s Finest Composers, Lyricists,
Feb 27; March 19; April 2, 16, 30; May 7, 2024
Bayside Restaurant – Dining and Concerts in the
900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
TUES. FEB. 27, 2024 GRAND OPENING NIGHT!
CHERYL BENTYNE in LET’S MISBEHAVE! AN EVENING OF COLE PORTER with the JOSH NELSON TRIO featuring DAVE TULL.
In 1979, Cheryl became the permanent replacement for
singer Laurel Masse with the Manhattan Transfer. She has won ten Grammy Awards,
including awards for her arrangement of “Another Night in Tunisia” with Bobby McFerrin and for
writing the song “Sassy” for the album, “The Offbeat of Avenues”. Last year marked Cheryl’s 44 th
year with the group. On December 15, The Manhattan Transfer gave their final performance at
Disney Hall, in celebration of their 50 th Anniversary. This program will also feature drummer and premiere jazz
singer- Dave Tull, performing “Texting and Driving”, the #2 most requested new album of 2018 on SiriusXM Real Jazz, and was featured by NPR’s Susan Stamberg on Weekend Edition. The hit tune- “I Just
Want To Get Paid” continues to get regular airplay many years after its release.
TUES. MARCH 19, 2024
BILL CANTOS & FRIENDS- THE MUSIC OF A&M RECORDS…A Tribute to some of the amazing songs and artists that Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss brought our way! Featured will be TONY GUERRERO (trumpet), JOHN FERRARO (drums) and special guest- MARI FALCONE.
The music and lyrics of Bill Cantos have been recorded by artists spanning the worlds of pop,
jazz, theatre, gospel and world music: Ramsey Lewis, Patti Austin, Herb Alpert, Cheryl Bentyne, Flora
Purim and many others. He has written songs with Alan & Marilyn Bergman and Mari Falcone for the
new Musical Chasing Mem’ries, which recently premiered at the Geffen Playhouse in LA. Mari Falcone
toured as keyboardist, conductor, and/or musical director with Donna Summer, Amy Grant, Debby
Boone and Vicki Carr. Additionally, Mari has written songs with legendary lyricists Alan and Marilyn
Bergman, including Chasing Mem’ries. The Music of A&M Records show recently sold-out two nights at Herb
Alpert’s Vibrato Restaurant in Los Angeles.
TUES. APRIL 2, 2024
FOTI & JOHN PROULX – Two of the best interpreters of the Great American
Songbookcoming together to honor their musical heroes…from Frank Sinatra to
Jimmy Van Huesen. The John Proulx Trio will feature JOHN PROULX (piano) MIKE
GURROLA (bass) and DEAN KOBA (drums).
Calabria Foti is a kind of musical renaissance woman. In
addition to her talents as a performer, she is
also a gifted songwriter and vocal arranger. Her passion
for music education has led her to coaching and
Baker. John is also a Grammy-winning composer, having
co-written the tune “The Golden
conducting vocal and string ensembles of all performance
levels in both jazz an classical music. An
accomplished violinist, Calabria created the jazz violin
sound for Fox TV’s Lisa Simpson. John Proulx’s
piano playing is hot and swinging, and his voice recalls
the smooth, mellow sounds of a young Chet
recorded by Nancy Wilson for her 2006 Grammy-winning CD.
TUES. APRIL 16, 2024
KARRANT- THE TONY BENNETT SONGBOOK – Paying tribute to the legendary figure
in the world of jazz and popular music with stories of his legacy and the
singing of his most popular songs. Jonathan’s trio will feature JOSHUA WHITE
(piano), MIKE GURROLA (bass), KEVIN KANNER (drums)
Jonathan Karrant’s album- On and On hit #4 on the
Billboard jazz charts and his album- LIVE hit #2 on
the iTunes Jazz charts. He has received honors
throughout the country, including- the New York City
Cabaret Jazz Honors, Best Singer for the Bravo
California Awards and was named one of the top 10 rising vocalists by
Downbeat magazine. A voice, romantic without being cloying, warm but not
forces, Jonathan carries songs with an emotional weight that
reaches your soul. At the same time, he can swing with the kind of jazz suave that was patented by the
great Mel Torme!
TUES. APRIL 30, 2024
A NIGHT…TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS Featuring the music of JOHNNY MERCER with the ALEX FRANK TRIO featuring JORDON SPEIGAL (piano) and RYAN SHAW (drums) plus special guest vocalist- TAWANDA.
The program will include selections from Ella Fitzgerald
Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book
as well as so many great tunes including That Old Black
Magic, Autumn Leaves, I’m an Old Cowhand, Ac-
Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, One for My Baby and many
others. Alex Frank is the Musical Director and
for Jeff Goldblum’s jazz group- The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. He has
arranged or co-arranged
for the film Jersey Boys, directed by Clint Eastwood.
Joining Alex and his trio will be exciting jazz-vocal
many songs on the group’s 3 albums for guest vocalists
Kelly Clarkson, Fiona Apple, Gregory Porter and
Miley Cyrus. Alex spent the first ten weeks of 2023 in
London as Jeff Goldblum’s on-set vocal coach
during the filming of the Wicked movies. Previously,
Alex appeared on the screen playing the bass live
discovery Tawanda, co- winner of the 2021 Sarah Vaughan
competition with Gabrielle Cavbassa.
TUES. MAY 7, 2024
BENNY BENACK III IS BACK AND ON FIRE!
Emmy-nominated and Downbeat Critics Poll winning
trumpeter and singer will make his 6 th stellar
appearance at Sunset Jazz, and we know his fans
couldn’t be happier. Not only a fiery trumpet player,
but also a singer with a sly, mature, naturally
expressive delivery in the post- Sinatra mold,
performing standards and his own astute songs with a
thrilling sense of showmanship. Third in a generational
line of Pittsburgh jazz notables, Benny follows in the footsteps of his trumpeter/bandleader grandfather,
Benack, Sr. (1921-86), and his father Benny Benack, Jr., a saxophonist/clarinetist who gave the
Benny his first professional experience. By age 32, Emmy-nominated Benny Benack III was a duel threat
recognized by the 2022 Downbeat Critics Poll where he appeared as not only the #2 Rising Star Male
Vocalist, but a top Rising Star Trumpeter as well! Benny is currently touring with an also rising star
trumpet/vocalist- Bria Skonberg, in Jazz at Lincoln Center Live- Sing & Swing!
Tickets and Info: (949) 759.5003
Doors Open at 5:00pm – Music from 6:00-8:30pm
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