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Bistango- Patio Dining & Live Music

Live Music

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Monday through Saturday, the elegant atmosphere at Bistango 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.

Freddy Zuma
Freddy Zuma

Mondays 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Belgian-born International Singer-Guitarist Freddy Zuma blends Jazz, Pop, R&B, Classics, etc. in to an elegant style of his own. His rich and soothing voice with a versatile guitar brings a pleasant atmosphere to the audience for any occasion.

Don Raymond
Don Raymond Solo Guitar & Vocals

Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Don Raymond plays a variety of styles ranging from Jazz Standards featuring songs from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole to instrumentals…Dave Brubeck's "TAKE FIVE" or the "Theme From The Pink Panther" and "Bohemian Rhapsody". James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend", "Mexico", "Fire and Rain". South American songs – "Besame Mucho", "Coffee From Brazil" and "Girl From Ipanema". Modern songs such as "Hey Soul Sister", "Yellow" and "Better When We're Together". Classical songs from Beethoven, Chopin and Spanish Guitar. Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond and more.

Irvine Barclay Theater Jazz Band Featuring Ron Kobayashi With Jerry Mandel On Saxophone, Craig Springer On Saxophone And Vocalist And Drummer Bryan Cabrera
Irvine Barclay Theater Jazz Band Featuring Ron Kobayashi With Jerry Mandel On Saxophone, Craig Springer On Saxophone And Vocalist And Drummer Bryan Cabrera

Wednesdays 6 PM – 10 PM

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 is a former President of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and current President of the Irvine Barclay Theater and has served as a member of the National Advisory Board for Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Piano Rick & The Blues Makers
Piano Rick & The Blues Makers

Thursdays 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Almost six decades in music have 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.

– Piano Rick & The Blues Makers

Le Grand Barr
Le Grand Barr

Fridays 6 PM – 10 PM Outside

As a young child, Le Grand Barr was first introduced to music at the age of seven. Le Grand is a classically trained musician and a native of New York. After graduating high school at the tender age of seventeen he left New York and relocated to California to pursue his education and career in music. His training included piano, keyboards, composing, arranging, vocals, studio recording and computer-based music with an emphasis in music production.

Le Grand has recorded every genre of music from jazz to pop as well as commercials and small documentaries.

Al Valdez
Al Valdez

Fridays & Saturdays 6 PM – 10 PM Inside

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 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!

Funky Four
Funky Four

Saturdays 6 PM – 10 PM Outside

Among all Funky Four musicians, all four are talented singers and have 100+ years of combined musical experience and a fun-loving attitude.

The Funky Four musical genre includes over 1,000 songs from the 1920s to the present.