John Gilmore Quartet - The House is Full!
Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 7:30pm
Happily, there has been a lot of interest in John Gilmore and his fabulous quartet! We have now received all of the RSVP's we are able to accept. Please consider attending the next concert, on Saturday, January 12th! David Watson's amazing group will play that night! Learn more here.
John Gilmore - piano and vocals
John Gilmore is a vocalist and pianist whose musical career spans 45 years. Originally from Los Angeles, he comes from a musical family, his father having been a record producer and Vice President of Capitol Records and his mother, a big-band vocalist. While majoring in music at UCLA, John won First Prize in the prestigious Frank Sinatra Awards. He worked in the Los Angeles area from 1974 through 1991 as an entertainer and band leader including a six-year engagement at the world-renowned Jimmy's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, performing regularly for such notable customers as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Stevie Wonder, Cher and many others. From 1991 through 1995 he starred in a television commercial for Henry Weinhard beer, playing the character “Tex Velvet.”
Since moving to Portland in 1992, John has performed at such venues as Tony Starlight's Supperclub and Lounge, Wilf's Restaurant and Bar, the Benson Hotel, Arrivederci Wine and Jazz and the Riverview Restaurant. His CD, “For My Father & Frank,” is a tribute to Frank Sinatra and his dad, Voyle Gilmore, who was Sinatra's record producer from 1953 to 1958.
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