John Proulx

John Proulx

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Maxjazz recording artist/pianist/vocalist/ composer living in Los Angeles. Music consists mainly of standards and originals. Vocally compared to Chet Baker, piano playing to Oscar Peterson.

Biography

It is rare enough to find a young jazz pianist who also sings, but it is even more rare to find one that composes too! In addition to performing songs from the great American songbook, John is also a prolific writer. Legendary jazz vocalist, Nancy Wilson recorded one of his tunes on her recent Grammy-winning album "Turned to Blue".

John also just released his own debut CD on the Maxjazz label called "Moon And Sand". It is getting great acclaim, and even earned him the opportunity to be a guest on the Marian McPartland Piano Jazz Show on NPR. The musicians on the album are world class: Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Joe LaBarbera on drums.

John's future goals include increasing exposure through touring, radio appreances, and writing projects. A few major upcoming venues include performances at the "The Virginia Gold Cup" in May, "Jazz on the Plazz" in Sacramento in July, and the "Topeka Jazz Workshop" in February, 2008.

Lyrics

These Golden Years

Written By: D. Channsin Berry

These golden years, those special times
A life full of charm, yet the end of an era, not a day.

These golden days, those precious few
What a life that we have, just me and you

We must remember, it's a time of fewer wants and dreams
Peaceful days with music by a stream, knowing wealth is life itself.

How could we complain, with the life we have between us
And the time that remains, is full of wonderment and love.

These golden hours, lead to silver thouhts
A life full of charm, yet the end of an era, not a day
Life seems to go by, in the blink of an eye
Life seems to go by, in these golden years.

Discography

"Moon And Sand" (Maxjazz label)

Set List

Our sets are usually 45 minutes long, and would typically consist of tunes such as:
1. It's Only a Paper Moon
2. What A Difference A Day Made
3. Nature Boy
4. Straighten Up And Fly Right
5. Stuck In A Dream (an original tune)
6. I've Never Been In Love Before
7. You Make Me Feel So Young
8. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To