John Proulx

Jazz pianist, vocalist, composer

The jazz scene is abuzz about singer/pianist/composer John Proulx

(pronounced “Prue”). His piano playing is hot and swinging, and his
voice recalls the smooth, mellow sounds of a young Chet Baker.
John’s latest CD on MAXJAZZ, “Baker’s Dozen-Remembering Chet
Baker” is a tribute to the late trumpet player and vocalist. It features
legendary musicians Chuck Berghofer, Joe LaBarbera, and special
guest, Dominick Farinacci on trumpet. John’s 2006 debut CD, “Moon
and Sand”, has garnered national and international acclaim, and his
fan base is quickly growing. In addition to his own trio, John has
performed with the likes of Anita O’Day, Natalie Cole, and Marian
McPartland.

John 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 CD, Turned to Blue.
Jazz singer, Mary Stallings, also recorded “Stuck in a Dream”, a tune
John co-wrote with lyricist K. Lawrence Dunham, on her 2005 release,
Remember Love.

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 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. In 2001, John moved
to Los Angeles to further his musical pursuits. He has emerged as a
young talent on the Los Angeles jazz scene and loves the wide-range
of opportunities the city has to offer. Currently, John is working in Los
Angeles, after returning from a four-month engagement at the
prestigious Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency hotel in Manhattan.

www.johnproulx.com