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.
Mark began listening to and playing Jimmy Buffett tunes in the early 1970’s. The stories that Jimmy told in his songs, along with the great melodies, were always very intriguing to Mark. Songs like Margaritaville, A Pirate looks at 40, Pencil Thin Mustache and Tampico Trauma became staples in his solo career. Mark Wood has Paul Navidad joining Sunday afternoons at Bayside and their Parrot Head Duet is the next best thing to an afternoon with Jimmy Buffett…
Jimmy Felber, grand piano instrumental artist, performs a wide variety of musical styles that reflect his impressive list of artistic credits and experience. He has earned both gold and platinum music awards while performing and recording with such renowned superstars as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Al Jarreau, and many others. He has worked as a staff writer and producer for Motown Records, contributed to motion picture scores, and has appeared on major network television, concert stages, and festivals across the United States
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
Larry Fresch started playing saxophone at the age of 12, and it has been his passion ever since. Music has taken Larry all over the world. He played lead alto in the U.S Navy band in Honolulu, Hawaii then he went on to travel extensively with a show band from the Mid-West to Las Vegas where he played at the Cesar’s Palace and many other Vegas hotels. Larry was influenced by the showmanship of entertainers such as Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra and many others during this time in his life and he still carries out the same outgoing and fun sounds today.
Will Donato is one of music’s most dynamic performers, gifted with the ability to bond and connect with his audiences. In recent concert events, Will has headlined or shared the stage as a special guest at the Blue Note in New York City, The Seabreeze Jazz Festival, The Algarve Groove International Jazz Festival in Portugal, The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, Humphrey’s By The Bay and more!
Will has performed with some of the best known musicians of the genre, namely Al McKay of Earth Wind and Fire, Bruce Conte of Tower of Power, Steve Reid among others. He has worked outside the groove jazz genre as well, most notably with Gerald Levert, Toni Childs, and pop star Richard Marx as well as on the sound soundtracks from several movie scores including Thelma and Louise, The Wedding Planner, Under the Boardwalk, and No Man’s Land.
Bio coming soon…