Concert Calendar

Our Sunday concert format:

  • Doors open at 3:30 pm; Music starts at 4:30 pm
  • Two one-hour sets with intermission, typically ends 7:00–7:30 pm
  • Catered meals, small plates, and bar available 3:30–6:00 pm
  • Advance online ticketing available through Saturday
  • Tickets sold only at the door on Sunday (higher price than online)
  • All seats reserved, purchase early for best price and selection

2018 Spring Series

TONY LINDSAY PRESENTS THE SOUL SOLDIERS
Memorial Weekend Dance Concert
SUNDAY MAY 27, 2018 @ 4:30PM

As lead vocalist for Santana, internationally known Tony Lindsay has earned 11 GRAMMY® awards, recorded more than a dozen albums, and traveled the world over. Tony brings the Soul Soldiers, performing hits from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Lou Rawls, Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway. Joining Tony are Fred Ross, who has performed with Aretha Franklin and Tower of Power and Janice Maxi-Reid, who has been described as Mary Lou Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and Aretha Franklin all rolled into one. For the second set we remove the chairs and break out into a dance concert!

Tony Lindsay – Vocals; Fred Ross – Vocals; Janice Maxi-Reid – Vocals; Allen Leong – Piano; David Shul – Guitar; David Jones – Bass; Deszon Claiborne – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcturqLv9pE

Advance ticketing: Adults $45, Students $30 (25 & under with ID)
Door: Adults $55, Students $35

 


The Bach Announces the 2018 Summer Series

On sale May 25, 9:00am – Member pre-sale begins May 11 via email link only

CHICO FREEMAN PLUS+TET
SUNDAY JUNE 10, 2018 @ 4:30PM

Heralded as one of the most important saxophonists of our time, musician, composer, and producer Chico Freeman leads his Plus+tet to open the Summer Series. Freeman hails from the family legacy of Chicago, including his father NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Von Freeman and uncles, guitarist George Freeman and drummer Bruz Freeman. Chico’s diverse résumé includes R&B to blues, hard bop to avant-garde…a show you won’t want to miss!  

Chico Freeman – Tenor Sax; Fred Harris – Piano; Evan Flory-Barnes – Bass; Billy Hart – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpSdT95HNyM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z09iLS6V9p0

 

Advance ticketing: Adults $45/$35, Students $30 (25 & under with ID)

ON SALE May 25th @ 9:00am

 


PETE ESCOVEDO’S LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
SUNDAY JUNE 17, 2018 @ 4:30PM

Legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo has broken the barriers between smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz, and contemporary music.  Known for his live performances, session work, and solo albums, Pete and his bands have been delighting audiences for more than 50 years.  Pete’s Latin Jazz Orchestra breaks new ground in live music, bringing talented and well-known musicians together on stage. Bring the fathers in your life for an evening of excitement!

Musicians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3aK2b2k4iQ

Advance ticketing: Adults $45/$35, Students $30 (25 & under with ID)

ON SALE May 25th @ 9:00am

 


GRACE KELLY QUARTET
SUNDAY JUNE 24, 2018 @ 4:30PM

Downbeat Rising Star Grace Kelly returns to the Bach with her Quartet. This alto saxophonist, singer, and songwriter has headlined more than 700 concerts in 30 countries. “Grace Kelly has an electric charisma on-stage that instantly ignites the room. She is one of the most kind-hearted, easy-going people I’ve had the pleasure of working with.” Jon Batiste, bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Come catch a rising star!

Grace Kelly – Saxophone; Julian Pollack – Piano; Julia Adamy – Bass; Ross Pederson – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=79&v=5coo3HaUA8Y

Advance ticketing: Adults $45/$35, Students $30 (25 & under with ID)

ON SALE May 25th @ 9:00am

 


LARRY VUCKOVICH QUINTET, FEATURING BIG BLACK
SUNDAY JULY 8, 2018 @ 4:30PM

Pianist Larry Vuckovich, acclaimed by critics and jazz audiences alike for his deeply imaginative style and repertoire, is equally at home with world music and classically influenced modal jazz as he is with hard-swinging bebop, post-bop, contemporary jazz, and down-home blues. For this engagement, Larry features the legendary Big Black, with whom he shares a 50 year history dating back to their collaboration with legendary jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks at the Trident. This show is a “must-see!”

Larry Vuckovich – Piano; Big Black – Percussion; Rob Roth – Sax; Jeff Chambers – Bass; Jason Lewis – Drums

http://larryvuckovich.com/video.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TnMXhSbZXI

Advance ticketing: Adults $45/$35, Students $30 (25 & under with ID)

ON SALE May 25th @ 9:00am

 


KENDRA SHANK QUARTET
All Welcome – Member Appreciation Event
SUNDAY JULY 15, 2018 @ 4:30PM

Vocalist Kendra Shank returns to the Bach, bringing for the first time her New York ensemble of 18 years. Their conversational group interplay creates an in-the-moment experience of modern jazz songs, re-imagined standards, originals, world/folk influences, and open improvisation, dubbed by the The New Yorker as, "imaginative and daring." The show will feature selections from recent albums. Join us for a memorable evening!

Kendra Shank – Vocals; Frank Kimbrough – Piano; Dean Johnson – Bass; Matt Wilson – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErvMejIWLP8

Advance ticketing: Adults $35, Students $30 (25 & under with ID)

ON SALE May 25th @ 9:00am

 


DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS
SUNDAY JULY 22, 2018 @ 4:30PM

Traveling the world with their unique, high energy performances, the Django Festival Allstars emerged from the influential European jazz partnership of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Honoring the best traditions of the French gypsy jazz, the Allstars add their own interpretations and original compositions. Their “hot-swing” jazz, with roots tracing to Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, has packed houses for 16 years. Experience this incredibly swinging group at the Bach!

Samson Schmitt – Guitar; Ludovic Beier – Guitar; Pierre Blanchard – Violin; Doudou Cuillerier – Rhythm; Antonio Licusati – Bass; Amati Schmitt – Guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WsYULw2F-k

Advance ticketing: Adults $55/$45/$35, Students $35 (25 & under with ID)

ON SALE May 25th @ 9:00am

 


MEL MARTIN: A CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE IN MUSIC
SUNDAY JULY 29, 2018 @ 2:00PM

A memorial concert celebrating the life of Mel Martin, a multi-instrumentalist and composer who dedicated his life to the Bay Area jazz scene. Martin performed with many legendary artists over his 60-year career in music, backing up jazz greats like Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald and playing alongside stars in other genres including Frank Sinatra, James Brown and Tom Waits. This concert will consist of different ensembles, each representing major eras of Mel's career such as: Listen, Bebop and Beyond, The Mel Martin Quartet, and The Mel Martin Big Band. Scheduled musicians include:  John Handy, Roger Glenn, Jeff Marrs, Jeff Chambers, Robb Fisher, Bill Theurer, Greg Johnson, Cayce Carnahan, Larry Dunlap, George Marsh, and many more. All tickets are general admission and seating is first-come, first-served. This is a special production hosted by Mel Martin’s family; therefore Bach membership benefits including pre-sale and waived ticketing fees are not available. The admission donations cover costs of the memorial, with proceeds benefitting ELM, Enriching Lives Through Music, a 501(c)3 corporation. ELM serves more than 120 students from the largely Latino immigrant Canal neighborhood of San Rafael, California through free and intensive music programs. For more information view the website at: www.elmprogram.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=r_VIYkpt_vU 

Advance General Admission donation: $25, additional donations welcome

 

 

Past Performances 2005-18 CLICK HERE