Cool Jazz and hot food combine on Tuesday nights this month as the producers of the hit summer series Sunset Jazz at Newport, Joe Rothman and John McClure, return to present their special evenings of dinner and music at Bayside Restaurant, a place renowned for its cuisine and live music concerts.
Sunset Jazz at Bayside is what Rothman and McClure call their “Supper Club” edition, and it’s a perfect marriage of top jazz singers and musicians with exquisite cuisine, all offered in the Bayside tented pavilion.
The series began in November and ends with two must-see concerts on December 7 and 14.
Advance reservations are required. The doors will open at 5 p.m. Music is 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Bayside Restaurant is located at 900 Bayside Dr. in Newport Beach.
Tickets are $ 55 to $ 65. The Bayside Restaurant requires a minimum of $ 25 per person. The corkage fee is $ 18. Valet parking for a fee. To view the Bayside menu, navigate to: www.baysiderestaurant.com/menu.
For tickets and more information visit www.SunsetJazzatNewport.com.
Tuesday December 7: Carol Welsman Quartet with Dave Tull (drums / vocals), Hussain Jiffry (bass), Mitchell Long (guitar / vocals).
This night celebrating The Great American Songbook features six-time JUNO-nominated singer and jazz pianist Carol Weisman, who returns to Sunset Jazz with her quintet featuring Dave “I Just Want to Get Paid” Tull, Hussain Jiffry ( Herb Alpert) and Mitchell Long, an extraordinary guitarist and singer. “Blessed with so many musical gifts – taste, timing, projection and a rhythmic sense of timing to change chords – Carol’s piano playing is flawless, warm yet rhythmically shrill, giving her voice a perfect hammock of support for itself.” swing, “Rex Reed said.
Tuesday 14 December: John Proulx Quartet with Carl Saunders (trumpet), Alex Frank (bass), Dean Koba (drums).
Grammy-winning composer and recording artist, Proulx will perform his tribute to Nat King Cole and Chet Baker, with special guest Carl Saunders. Look for some jazzy vacation tunes tonight. John’s piano playing is warm and upbeat, and his voice is reminiscent of the sweet, mellow sounds of a young Chet Baker. This final concert in the series will set the perfect tone to get everyone in the mood for the holiday season.