A South of France Feast & Jazz Fusion Pairing – featuring:
Bunny Brunel – bass
Virgil Donati – drums
Mitch Forman – keys
Julian Coryell – guitar
Kaylene Peoples – flute
Join us for this creative engagement, as legendary musician, Bunny Brunel, charms you as both jazz-bass guitarist and notable French-Gourmet Chef, featuring his signature seafood entree, with wine pairing, in addition to showcasing an All-Star band of highly acclaimed jazz performers. Dinner and concert seated in the panoramic, bay-view setting of The Back Bay Bistro, Newport Beach, CA. This event is all-ages, with dinner and general admission seating options sold separately, to accommodate all. See artist bios below.
Doors / Dinner: 6:00pm
Enjoy a 3-Course Dinner featuring Bunny’s Signature Dish
Starter – Choice of
Pumpkin Spice Soup with Crème Fraiche
Bistro Salad with Mixed Greens, Candied Pecans, Dried Cranberries, Feta, and Champagne Vinaigrette
Entrée – Choice of
Bunny Brunel Gambas À L’armoricaine
Jumbo Shrimp Sautéed in a Tomato Cognac Sauce served over Ratatouille
Coffee Crusted Prime New York
Served with Fresh Baby Arugula, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Pointe Reyes Bleu Cheese
Polenta Portobello Stack
Pan Seared Vegan Polenta, Portobello Mushrooms, and Heirloom Tomato Stacks over Grilled Vegetables
Dessert – Choice of
Pumpkin Spice Crème Brûlée
Chocolate Molten Cake
Drinks and Dinner Reservations:
Two Drink Minimum per person, unless dinner reservation made.
Dinner reservations guarantee priority seating, in front of general admission seating and with priority stage viewing.
There is no additional cost for making a dinner reservation, but you are required to purchase a dinner entree, per person, excluding beverage services.
Dinner reservations to arrive no later than 1 hour after the doors open at 6:00pm.
For reservations, please call (949) 999-3121.
Dinner Package: $75 includes Reserved Floor Seating
Bar Seating: $20.00
Floor Seating: $30.00
VIP Package: $50.00
VIP Package includes signed CD by Bunny Brunel, band meet & greet and priority photo opportunity.
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Presented by Bunny Brunel, The Back Bay Bisto, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, and Jackie’s Grove on EnterTalkRadio.com
For Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Brian Ross (949) 999-3121.
Born in the South of France, Bunny Brunel’s first instrument was the piano, and because his mother was a huge jazz fan, he was exposed to jazz at a very young age. While playing at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Club in London with Tania Maria, Yes/Moody Blues keyboardist Patrick Moraz introduced Bunny to fusion keyboardist Chick Corea. Once Chick heard Bunny play, a few months later he hired him to record on his album, Secret Agent. Bunny played with Chick Corea for almost a decade, and has since played with Tony Williams, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Jarreau, Stevie Wonder, Ziggy Marley, Gloria Estefan, Jack De Johnette, Natalie Cole, Stanley Clarke, Milt Jackson, Steve Grossman, and more. Most importantly, Bunny is known around the world as one of the four great bassists who started the jazz-fusion bass movement along with Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, and Jeff Berlin.
Virgil was born in Melbourne, Australia, where he also launched his career. Since the mid-nineties he has been a household name. Residing in Los Angeles, Virgil is travelling the world as an international drumming superstar, as well as a composer and an educator. He has performed and toured with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Vai and Allan Holdsworth, while maintaining a busy schedule as a band leader and member of numerous recording and touring bands over the years.
Credits include touring and recording with Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Mel Torme. Mitch joined John MacLaughlin’s Mahavishnu in the 1980’s, and spent a year and a half on the road with McLaughlin, recording and contributing to two of the band’s benchmark recordings – the seminal “Mahavishnu” and “Adventures in Radioland.” Mitch later joined Weather Report saxophonist, Wayne Shorter, touring, recording and contributing to Shorter’s “Phantom Navigator.” His work with other luminaries includes John Scofield (“Blue Matter”), Mike Stern (“Upside Downside”) Janis Siegal, Dave Samuels, Diane Schuur, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Simon Phillips, Freddie Hubbard, Bill Evans, and Ricki Lee Jones.
Son of famed guitarist Larry Coryell, Julian’s musical gifts were nourished and he began writing music at a young age. The Coryell household was never lacking in musical visitors, and Julian was exposed to everyone from Miles Davis to James Taylor, each adding to the mix of influences from which Julian is inspired. Julian entered Berklee college of Music at 16 years old and was the youngest graduate a few years later when he was 18. Since then, he has toured and recorded with numerous platinum artists and has released his own solo records on Universal, Sony, and GRP. Since his early years in Berklee College, Julian has been recording his own music as well as other artists – back then at a self-built 8 track studio in Boston’s gritty industrial district, and now at a professional, state of the art beach side recording studio he co-owns in Venice, California.
Kaylene is what you call a quadruple threat. She was a runway model and a former Miss California; she is a vocalist with a rare 5-octave range, a multi-instrumentalist, and a prolific composer/arranger/conductor. Kaylene graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Composition and Ethnomusicology, and completed an elite Masters program in Film Scoring under the direction of Academy Award-winner composer, Walter Scharf. She also studied with Academy Award-winner composers David Raksin and Henry Mancini; and has even played piano side by side with Oscar winner film composer Jerry Goldsmith. Kaylene has written and conducted countless string arrangements for record labels, including Capitol Records, Polygram, Warner Bros., EMI, and Universal/Republic. Her dossier doesn’t just stop there. She has written huge bodies of musical works including neo-classical symphonies and composed and conducted a ten-Act ballet titled Apocalitica. Her orchestration skills can be heard on several movie sound tracks, including American Pie 2, Serendipity, Ruby, and her own multi-award-winning feature film she directed, Redemption. She is also an award-winning L.A. Music Awards producer for Best R&B Album of the Year and Best New Artist Christina Fasano’s Spiritually Wet.