Live Music


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.

Jo Anne Kurman
Jo Anne Kurman

Mondays 6 PM – 10 PM

Jazz / Classical / Pop Standards / Country

Jo Anne has been the opening act as a singer/guitarist for illustrious stars such as Lee Lee Greenwood, Billy Preston, and Hoyt Axton. Her low-honeyed alto voice has garnered her several awards, including a Silver Mike Award for Best Radio Commercial and Nashville's Music Row Magazine Discovery Award for her music.

Al Valdez
Al Valdez

Tuesdays & Sundays 6 PM – 10 PM

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!

Tracy Longstreth Duo
Tracy Longstreth Duo

Wednesdays 6 PM – 10 PM

Tracy has entertained in every major city in North America, that's just for starters. He has four gold records and has played with world-class artists for the past 50 yrs. Now is the time for Tracy to have some fun playing piano and singing, because 90% of that road work and gold records were on Drumz, his first passion, starting at age 12. Kinda jazzy and bluesy these days on piano and vocals with "upright "bass, they add some oldies and standards in the mix too, and take requests of course. Dave Kaplan on bass and Tracy have played together since 1975, so we feed off each other really well. Dave is classically trained and loves to play all styles of music for the love of the music.

Jerry Mandel
Irvine Barclay Theater Jazz Band featuring Ron Kobayashi with Jerry Mandel on Saxophone, Craig Springer on Saxophone and Sam Montooth on Bass and Vocals

Thursdays 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 life, 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.

Ron Kobayashi
Ron Kobayashi Trio

Fridays 6 PM – 10 PM

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

Friday Night Jam Session
Friday Night Jam Session

Saturdays 10 PM to 11:30 PM

Join us for a late-night jam session!

Tracy & The Blues Makers
Tracy & The Blues Makers

Saturdays 6 PM to 10 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.

– Tracy & The Blues Makers

Dylan Wager
Dylan Wager

Sunday Brunch from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Dylan is a songwriter, guitar player, singer, and recording artist. His acoustic and pop rock style is influenced by artists such as John Mayer, The 1975, Cory Wong, Lawrence, and Boy Pablo. His lyrical and musical style blend a young man's angst with mature songwriting. Dylan's catchy melodies are supported by his dynamic vocal style. His songs range from a chill and easygoing feel to high-spirited and driving beats. 

Dylan is an engaging performer whether he's with his backing band behind him, or with just a microphone and guitar. His rhythm and lead guitar work on stage presents him as a musician who stands with the most capable of players, and his impressive vocal work shows he is just as proficient on stage as he is in the studio. 

Growing up in a musical family, Dylan took interest in singing and playing guitar at a young age. As he grew, he jammed with friends and family, played in numerous bands, and performed frequently. In March of 2018, Dylan wrote, recorded, and released his first song, "Shades of Me", which can be found on his brand new 2019 Album, Say It.