Concert Calendar

Our Sunday concert format:

  • Doors open at 3:00 pm; Music starts at 4:30 pm
  • Two one-hour sets with intermission, ends at approximately 7:00 pm
  • Catered meals, small plates, and bar available 3:00-6:00 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

Click here to preview the 2017 Summer Series!


The Bach 2017 Spring Series


SUNDAY MAY 28 @ 4:30PM

Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage for over two decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Woods styled his group after the bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, piledrivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Woods and his Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.” NOTE: we clear the chairs at intermission; second set is a dance concert!

Mitch Woods – Piano/vocals; Jim Peterson – Sax; Mike Rinta – Trombone; Derek Irving – Guitar; Karl Sevareid – Bass; Robbie Bean – Drums

Advance ticketing: Adults $45, Students $25 (25 & under with ID);
Door: Adults $50, Students $30



Announcing the 2017 Summer Series!


SUNDAY JUNE 11, 2017 @ 4:30PM

GRAMMY® nominated saxophonist Chris Potter and his Quartet opens our Summer Series. One of today’s finest saxophonists, The New Yorker calls Potter, “A tenorist who can remind you of Joe Henderson at his craftiest, he employs his considerable technique in the service of music rather than spectacle.” Throughout his career, Potter has performed and recorded with artists as diverse as Steely Dan and Herbie Hancock, and has toured the world over with the Dave Holland Quintet, The Overtone Quartet, AZIZA, and the jazz-funk group, Chris Potter’s Underground. With an album set to release in 2017, the Chris Potter Quartet is the next chapter in Potter’s storied career.

Chris Potter – Tenor Saxophone; David Virelles – Piano; Ben Street – Bass; Dan Weiss – Drums



Advance ticketing: Adults $45/35, Students $25 (25 & under with ID);
Door: Adults $50, Students $30


SUNDAY JUNE 18, 2017 @ 4:30PM

During his 15-year career, Ambrose Akinmusire has paradoxically situated himself in both the center and the periphery of jazz, most recently emerging in classical and hip hop circles. He’s a regular on critic’s polls and has earned grants and commissions from the Doris Duke Foundation, the MAP Fund, the Kennedy Center, the Monterey Jazz Festival and more. Set to release a new album recorded live at the Village Vanguard, we can’t wait for Ambrose’s talented Quartet to join us at the Bach!

Ambrose Akinmusire – Trumpet; Sam Harris – Piano; Harish Raghavan – Bass; Jamire Williams – Drums



Advance ticketing: Adults $45/35, Students $25 (25 & under with ID);
Door: Adults $50, Students $30


SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2017 @ 4:30PM

GRAMMY® award-winning bass legend Buster Williams returns to the Bach with his “Something More” Quartet. Buster is a prodigious artist who has played, recorded, and collaborated with a long list of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, and many more. The Bach is pleased to present Buster Williams and his “Something More” Quartet for a show you won’t want to miss!

Steve Wilson – Saxophones; George Colligan – Piano; Buster Williams – Bass; Lenny White – Drums



Advance ticketing: Adults $45/35, Students $25 (25 & under with ID);
Door: Adults $50, Students $30


SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017 @ 2:00PM

A special Saturday afternoon concert celebrating San Francisco’s iconic North Beach club, Keystone Korner. The Bach concert complements performances at Kuumbwa and Pier 23 to round out the weekend celebration. Over a course of 11 years starting in 1972, the Keystone showcased many of the world’s finest musicians, whose live recordings have become important contributions to the jazz canon. For much of that period, the Bach presented some of the same musicians on Sunday afternoons while Kuumbwa hosted on Monday nights, bringing world class music from the city to the coast. Todd Barkan will MC the celebration concert, featuring Charles McPherson, Gary Bartz, Azar Lawrence, Eddie Henderson, Denny Zeitlin, Mel Martin, Ray Drummond, Kenneth Nash, Benito Gonzalez, and other special guests. 


Advance ticketing: Adults $45/35, Students $25 (25 & under with ID);
Door: Adults $50, Students $30


SUNDAY JULY 9, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Pat Martino emerged from the jazz-rich Philadelphia music scene in 1961 and has established himself as one of the most prolific jazz guitarists of all time. His work with legends like Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Richard Groove Holmes, Chick Corea, and Jack McDuff link him to the very fabric of jazz history. Pat has recorded for major record labels, performed on most jazz festival stages, and been nominated for the very top echelon of awards and reader’s polls…now he leads his Trio at the Bach, featuring Downbeat rising star Pat Bianchi on the Hammond B3 Organ.

Pat Martino – Guitar; Pat Bianchi – Hammond B3 Organ; Carmen Intorre, Jr. – Drums



Advance ticketing: Adults $45/35, Students $25 (25 & under with ID);
Door: Adults $50, Students $30


SUNDAY JULY 16, 2017 @ 4:30PM

GRAMMY® nominated pianist and composer Manuel Valera returns to the Bach after his 2015 debut with Dafnis Prieto’s sextet. Born in Cuba, the New York-based Valera has established himself as a regular on the NYC modern jazz scene. The Manuel Valera Trio provides a refreshing take on Cuban music, as well as interpretations of jazz standards and previously recorded original compositions. The Trio’s music fuses elements of straight-ahead, Latin jazz, and R&B to create a very personal sound with a broad appeal.

Manuel Valera – Piano; Rick Rosato – Bass; EJ Strickland – Drums


Advance ticketing: Adults $35, Students $25 (25 & under with ID);
Door: Adults $40, Students $30


Member Appreciation event – all welcome
SUNDAY JULY 23, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Roberta Donnay is that rare species of musician who almost lives in another time: she and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America. Performing charts reminiscent of Satchmo, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and more, this group is a festival favorite. With a Downbeat magazine “Best Album” listing for 2015’s Bath Tub Gin, the group’s upcoming “Satchmo project” is in the works. What a perfect ending to our Bach Summer Series!

Roberta Donnay – vocals, John R. Burr – Piano; Fred Randolph – Bass; Rich Armstrong – Trumpet; Mike Rinta – Trombone; Alan Hall – Drums 

Advance ticketing: Adults $35, Students $25 (25 & under with ID);
Door: Adults $40, Students $30



Past Performances 2005-17 CLICK HERE