John Proulx (pronounced “Proo”) is a jazz pianist, composer, educator, and recording artist based in Los Angeles. His piano playing is influenced by the music of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, and his voice recalls the smooth, mellow sounds of a young Chet Baker. John’s latest CD, “Say It”, on the ArtistShare label, features Chuck Berghofer, Joe LaBarbera, Larry Koonse, Bob Sheppard, a duet with Melissa Manchester, and three string quartet arrangements by Alan Broadbent. John’s previous three albums on MAXJAZZ, “The Best Thing For You”, “Baker’s Dozen-Remembering Chet Baker”, and “Moon and Sand”, have garnered national and international acclaim, and John’s fan base is quickly growing. In addition to touring with his own trio, John has performed with the likes of Anita O’Day, Natalie Cole, Melissa Manchester, Michael Feinstein, and Marian McPartland.