John Proulx is a jazz pianist, vocalist, and Grammy Award-winning composer in Los Angeles, California. His singing style has elicited comparisons with a young Chet Baker. He is a MAXJAZZ recording artist. His debut album, Moon and Sand, was released on August 1, 2006.
John Proulx is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The son of two musicians, Mark and Suzanne Proulx, he began his formal musical education at the age of 3 on Suzuki violin, but quickly switched to classical piano lessons. His grandfather, Clyde Proulx, was a jazz guitarist who introduced him to the world of jazz.
In 1994 Proulx graduated from Catholic Central High School. After high school, he attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids for two years. He then moved to Chicago where he studied at Roosevelt University's Chicago School of Performing Arts. In 2001, Proulx moved to Los Angeles to further his musical pursuits.
Proulx has composed songs for jazz artists Nancy Wilson, Mary Stallings, and Greg Walker. Deana Martin recorded his song "Stuck in a Dream with Me" on her 2013 album Destination Moon. Proulx teamed with Melissa Manchester, Natalie Cole and Al Jarreau for the song, "Big Light" on Manchester's 2015 album, You Gotta Love the Life.
- Moon and Sand - 2006
- Bakers Dozen (Remembering Chet Baker) - 2009
- The Best Thing for You - 2012
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- "Urban Winter Entertainment".
- ""Turned To Blue" - winner of the Best Jazz Vocal Grammy Award".