Live Entertainment


Monday through Sunday, the elegant atmosphere at Bayside Restaurant is infused with live entertainment. Our live entertainment will complete your experience as you listen to everything from Latin Jazz to R&B to classics to contemporary cover tunes.

Al Valdez started his music career at the age of 13, fronting his own band and has since dedicated his life to music. He has been a fixture in the Orange County for decades, having played at venues such as Cano’s, Nieuport 17, The Mission Inn among others. After a brief stint performing in Vegas, Al returned to Orange County to continue his love of playing and singing – today you can find him here at Bayside or at our sister restaurant Bistango in Irvine.

Fun Trivia Fact about Al: He played at the wedding reception for Ringo Starr and Barbara Back at the Newporter!

Jerry Mandel is the leader of the Jerry Mandel Swingin the Standards Jazz Band one of Orange County California’s most popular bands. As a tenor saxophonist Mandel has performed with numerous groups in southern California at such venues as the Orange County Performing Arts Center, The Laguna Pageant of the Masters, Laguna beach live and the Granada Theater in Santa Barbara. Mandel has appeared twice with the Lenore Raphael Trio in New York City. Mandel’s jazz saxophone hero’s include Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Stan Getz ,Scott Hamilton and Harry Allen. Mandel has served as a member of the National Advisory Board for Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Pianist and composer Ron Kobayashi has performed with a variety of musical artists including Mel Torme, Peter Frampton, Kenny Burrell, Tom Scott, Margaret Whiting, Peter White among others. In 1992 Ron performed for President Bill Clinton. Ron has made numerous television appearances including on The Johnny Yune Show, The Jerry Lewis Telethon and The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.

Ron’s Trio (with Baba Elefante on bass and Steve Dixon on drums) has been together for more than 20 years playing festivals and clubs throughout California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada. They have recorded five CDs and one DVD to date. The Trio was voted “Best Jazz” in Orange County, CA by readers of the OC Weekly in 1996 and was nominated for “Best Jazz Group” in Orange County in 2012 at the Orange County Music Awards. In 2005 Ron was awarded “Role Model and Inspiration for Asian Americans in the Field of Music” by the Orange County Asian Business Association

Almost six decades in music has brought me to this point. Having fun and playing blues at this beautiful place. From my first recordings to playing live I’ve always looked forward to what’s next. The groups we’ve put together for these blues nights are all slightly different. Rooted in American blues “the only kind” from Delta to Kansas City to Chicago blues and New Orleans, it don’t matter!  To keep our sound true to the blues it’s based on the blues.  Hats off to Bistango and Bayside Restaurant for making this happen and all the players for everything.

– Tracy and the blues makers

Scott Fitzpatrick has been performing locally for over 25 years. From James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet to Sam Cooke and Willie Nelson, Scott always seeks to please.

Come out and enjoy and you might just find yourself singing along!

Mike McKenna and Brian Barrett join musical forces on Sunday evenings at Bayside Restaurant’s grand piano. In years passed, Barrett’s guitar playing expertise has been in demand around town at the Quiet Woman and Sid’s, while McKenna’s jazz and popular music trio enjoyed a 5 year stint at the Villa Nova Restaurant. Both of these seasoned musicians have performed constantly in many Newport Beach live music venues over the years. Bistango, Bayside’s sister restaurant, also enjoyed their sounds separately, in recent times. McKenna and Barrett’s acoustic piano and guitar duo now combine years of recording and live music experience, performing styles such as traditional jazz standards, rhythm & blues, classic rock and popular American Songbook selections in Bayside’s lounge every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bar & Lounge

The Bar & Lounge at Bayside is one of Newport Beach’s favorite gathering places for a variety of reasons.

Patio Dining

The Patio offers the best in harbor-side dining, with its built-in heaters and sun drapes.

Live Music

Each evening, the atmosphere at Bayside is infused with a variety of live entertainment.

Private Dining

Planning an event? Our experienced staff will guide you throughout the planning process.

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