When we are open there’s Jazz! Tonight March 10th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents John & Katie Cain.
A professional musician since he was 15 years old, John Cain has watched the world go by from sitting behind a piano on the bandstand. In his new book- “Life’s A Good Gig”– (nominated for best non-fiction in the 2008 San Diego Book and Writers Awards) he shares his experiences and unique view of life. An astute observer of people and human nature he explores the mysteries of life and music in this well crafted memoir. At meet-the-author events he offers an entertaining and educational musical performance and speaks about topics in the book. He safely guides the audience from American music-(jazz, blues, country, standards from the “great American song book”) into the world of Latin music, with lots of laughs and surprizes along the way.
Cain plays several musical instruments including the piano, guitar, bass fiddle, accordion, harmonica and Latin percussion. He is also an orchestrator, arranger, conductor and produces recordings for many other artists and musicians. For years Cain has been delighting audiences with his unique and versatile talent, singing in five languages and performing a vast, international repertoire. Cain is always fun and entertaining. He appears regularly at top San Diego venues like the world renown Hotel Del Coronado, Humphrey’s, Anthology, the Bahia Resort Hotel, the V Lounge in La Jolla, Ca. and Elario’s atop the beautiful Hotel La Jolla where countless famous names have performed.
He performs songs in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French with a repertoire of Jazz, Blues, Latin, American Standards as well as his original compositions. He has recorded several CDs (see “shopping” section) including “Silly Songs & Lullabies” for kids which includes a companion book that he also wrote and illustrated.
Cain is active in the local community as an active member and docent with the Advocates for Classical Music San Diego Symphony which brings local elementary school children to symphony concerts. He gives several seminars each year to San Diego area schools on the symphony orchestra and classical music.
We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always there is no cover charge.