JWAlive is the John Wayne Airport music performance program intended to enhance the guest experience at the Airport. Live music performances are accessible to ticketed passengers only, and are made possible by John Wayne Airport and QSC. We hope you will be able to enjoy one of the performances when visiting our Terminal!
Mark began playing music at the age of 8, singing in church choirs, studying the saxophone and several woodwind instruments. By age 14, he picked up the guitar and taught himself bass and piano along the way. Mark is a Southern CA native and has a wonderful repertoire with songs that span every era of rock and pop, from the 50s to today’s current hits. He has performed locally and in venues throughout the world as well as composed music for film and television.
Jason is one of the OC's most original and truly amazing solo artists. As a songwriter, he crafts songs that bring a touch of his old Liverpool heritage, along with an edge that can be sharp as a knife, yet subtle as a warm evening breeze. His cover material encompasses most areas of popular music, with songs by such artists as the Beatles, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Neil Finn & Crowded House and many more!
Mark began playing music professionally in 1968 at the age of 11. With over 50 years in the music industry, Mark has built a repertoire of more than 2,500 songs by more than 325 artists. Whether he’s performing on piano and vocal, guitar and vocal, or adding the harmonica to a favorite tune, you will be amazed!
Born with a natural ear and love for music, Katelynn grew up in a household surrounded by classic rock and poetic lyrics by the likes of Tom Petty. As a teen, Katelyn Marie was drawn to country music, finding inspiration from The Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks and Johnny Cash. Katelyn Marie’s vocal strengths have most often been compared with the two-time Grammy Award-winning Colbie Caillat, but with her own unique style, sass and versatile range.
Kelly is known for her soulful style, which is a blend of folk, blues and classic rock. Influenced by Billie Holiday, Ricky Lee Jones and Led Zeppelin, Kelly's voice has been likened to Bonnie Raitt, with a contemporary comparison to Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow. The result is music that is smooth and gritty, honest and moving ... a truly incredible Classic Rock artist.
Jim Quealy is a singer songwriter who grew up on Long Island and started writing songs and playing local bars in 1971. Jim has since resided and performed in NYC, London, LA, Nashville and currently in Orange County. Jim is a long time local favorite, performing solo guitar and piano at Captain Jack’s (Sunset Beach) where he enjoys playing audience requests from every musical genre.
With edgy synthesizer grooves a la CHVRCHES, soaring piano pop hooks from the playbook of Andrew McMahon and Sara Bareilles, and contemplative lyrics that would be at home in the works of Jackson Browne, Matthew Jordan has crafted a unique style all his own. In addition to his own music, Matthew Jordan frequently works with other artists and singers as a music director, keyboard player, and producer.
Music was part of Dave Schulz’s life from the beginning. His father was a pianist and conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, his brother is a Grammy-nominated classical percussionist and his sister an accomplished rock/soul singer. At age 10, he took an interest in the piano and within six months Dave had mastered the C Sonata by Mozart and began an obsession with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and DEVO. Dave has performed with the Goo Goo Dolls as keyboardist/vocalist during their “Dizzy Up the Girl” tour.
Lacey Marie Heston
Lacey Marie Heston is no stranger to the stage. Having grown up as a sixth generation musician, she naturally began performing on stage at the young age of two. Whether playing an intimate show with a guitarist, a trio with a pianist and upright bass, or with her full band, Lacey’s sultry vocal approach will be sure to move any crowd with a melodic and tonal journey that they will never forget.
Greg Scott is an American Singer-Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and Record Producer. He grew up watching his dad perform and found his love of music and charisma through the voice and presence of his rock and soul singing father, Greg Scott Sr. Greg’s live performances have been inspired by and compared to Prince and Bruno Mars.
Bobby Cruz began singing in churches at age 5, playing piano at age 7, and began his journey as a professional musician at the age of 18. Bobby is an amazing live performer, session player and arranger, with an incredibly versatile repertoire.