John Gilmore is a vocalist-pianist whose career spans 35 years. Originally from Southern California, John comes from a musical family, his father having been a record producer and his mother a big-band vocalist.
John also performs with Dennis Costi's band.
John Gilmore is a vocalist-pianist whose musical career spans 35 years.
Originally from Southern California, John comes from a musical family, his father
having been a record producer and his mother a big-band vocalist. While
majoring in music at UCLA, John won First Prize in the Frank Sinatra Awards,
Pop Vocal category. John worked in the Los Angeles area from 1974 through
1991 as an entertainer and band leader. His clients included Merv Griffin, Billy
Crystal and Kenny Rogers, to name a few. As a solo act, he appeared at the
world-renowned Jimmy’s Restaurant in Beverly Hills, a six-year engagement
where he performed regularly for such notable customers as Frank Sinatra, Bob
Newhart, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder and many others. Also an accomplished
voice-over artist, John has been heard on many commercials and was the
spokesperson for the Oldsmobile Dealers of Southern California. From 1991
through 1995 John starred in a television commercial for Henry Weinhard beer,
playing the character “Tex Velvet.” Since moving to Portland in 1992, John has
performed solo and in group settings at such venues as the Heathman Hotel, the
Benson Hotel, Portland City Grill, Wilf’s Restaurant and Bar, the Oswego Lake
House, Arrivederci!, the Riverview Restaurant and at numerous social events and
corporate functions throughout the Portland area. John’s debut CD, “For My
Father & Frank,” is a tribute to Frank Sinatra and John’s dad, Voyle Gilmore, who
was Sinatra’s record producer from 1953 to 1958.
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