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

 


Bach 2016 Summer Series - Appreciation Event July 24th

CROSSING BORDERS
Member Appreciation Event – All Welcome
SUNDAY JULY 24, 2016 @ 4:30PM

Since 2008, international jazz group Crossing Borders has been presenting artful reworking of standards, original music, and new takes on classic pop tunes. Featuring Canadian vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott and Bay Area saxophonist Kristen Strom, the ladies are backed by a solid rhythm section. Their latest album, Mess Around, was named one of the top California jazz releases of the year. Crossing Borders has performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival and was highlighted last year in Andrew Gilbert’s “10 bands not to miss at Monterey Jazz’s grounds stages.”

Jennifer Scott – Vocals and Piano; Kristen Strom – Saxophone; Scott Sorkin – Guitar; Rene Worst – Bass; Jason Lewis – Drums

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctYXcg34XtM

 


Advance ticketing: Adults $45/35, Students $20 (25 & under with ID); At the door: Adults $50, Students $25

 


BRIAN MCMILLEN PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
SUNDAY JULY 24, 2016

ART & JAZZ LOVERS

On Sunday, JULY 24, Brian McMillen Photography Show will be presented at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society. This one-of-a-kind exhibit showcases Brian's HISTORICAL IMAGES of GREAT JAZZ ARTISTS of our era. Many of Brian's works will be featured in a new permanent collection at the Bach. This exhibit is made possible by a generous donation from Bach members Brenda and Jim Herrington.

Note: Crossing Borders Concert ticket required.

 

 

 


The Bach Announces the 2016 Fall Series

On sale dates: Members: July 29 Public: August 19

THE DOMINICK FARINACCI GROUP
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2016 @ 4:30PM

Dominick Farinacci, “A trumpeter of abundant poise,” New York Times, opens our 2016 Fall series. Recently featured in Vanity Fair, Dominick was named the very first Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis. After graduating from Juilliard, Dominick’s career took off with a prolific run of albums. His most recent release, Short Stories, was produced by four-time Grammy winning legend Tommy LiPuma on the Mack Avenue label. This latest album showcases songs from Tom Waits, Horace Silver, Dianne Reeves, and the Gypsy Kings, along with original compositions.

Dominick Farinacci – Trumpet; Kevin Bales – Piano; Jonathan Michel – Bass; Quincy David – Drums; Mathias Konzil – Percussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjRbg6xr_ek

 

 

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

 


BILLY HART QUARTET
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 @ 4:30PM

William "Billy" Hart has performed with some of the most notable jazz musicians of the 20th century, including Otis Redding, Jimmy Smith, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Fortune, and many more. He remains active as a performer, band leader, and educator. In 2015, Hart was named the #1 jazz drummer in reader's polls and nominated for a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. The Billy Hart Quartet, which includes Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus, has recorded 2 critically acclaimed albums on ECM Records. As Pete would say, "Prepare to be blown away!"

Mark Turner – Tenor Sax; Ethan Iverson – Piano; Ben Street – Bass; Billy Hart – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjv_AcKu7iI&list=PLlIxcl4G5FrCeLdMwh7ZEg2Dc8wAc-mwY

 


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

 


JASON MARSALIS VIBES QUARTET
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 @ 4:30PM

Percussionist Jason Marsalis, the youngest member of the New Orleans Marsalis jazz dynasty, returns to the Bach as leader of his Vibes Quartet. "There’s an argument to be made that Jason Marsalis is the most interesting musician in his illustrious jazz clan," Dave Gilbert, SF Chronicle. This progressive group makes contemporary jazz relevant for a new generation of musicians and fans by mixing modern sounds with traditional ones. Get ready to swing with this talented Quartet!

Jason Marsalis – Vibes; Austin Johnson – Piano; Will Goble – Bass; David Potter – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de5jBgoQD4U

 


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

 


SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE: THE MUSIC OF MILES DAVIS & ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS
SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, 2016 @ 4:30PM

An all-star ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the Collective’s mission each year is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each band member. Over their 10-year existence, the ensemble has honored the music of John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, and many more. This year they pay tribute to trumpeter, composer, and innovator Miles Davis, who changed the sound of jazz consistently over his career from the birth of bebop in the 1940s to the integration of rock approaches that gave rise to the fusion movement in the 1970s. 

Miguel Zenón – Alto Saxophone; David Sánchez – Tenor Saxophone; Sean Jones – Trumpet; Robin Eubanks – Trombone; Warren Wolf – Vibraphone; Edward Simon – Piano; Matt Penman – Bass; Obed Calvaire – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS8pmw6sZHA

 


Advance ticketing: Adults $55/45/35, Students $25 (25 & under with ID);
Door: Adults $60, Students $30

 


LE BOEUF BROTHERS
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2016 @ 4:30PM

By fusing their firm jazz roots with a fresh and forward-thinking blend of indie-rock, classical, and electronica, the Le Boeuf Brothers have developed an energetic sound that is intelligent, hip, and relevant to today’s audiences. Originally from Santa Cruz, the identical twins moved to New York where they established their prominent musical voices as performers and composers. This very talented group is leading the way with their innovations in the jazz world!

Remy Le Boeuf - Alto Sax; Pascal Le Boeuf – Piano; Martin Nevin – Bass; Peter Kronreif – Drums

http://www.leboeufbrothers.com/#!music/ci42

 


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

 


KARRIN ALLYSON
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2016 @ 4:30PM

Four-time Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson performs at the Bach on the heels of her recently released album Many a New Day, which was nominated for 2015 "Best Jazz Vocal Album." With her distinctive vocals, Karrin's renditions of Rodgers and Hammerstein classics from "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" to "Happy Talk" take a joyful ride. Her delightful arrangements infuse these musical theater gems with a sophisticated and intimate vibe that recalls the wee-hours in a late night Paris jazz club... and what an incredible experience this will be at the Bach!

Karrin Allyson – Vocals; Additional band members TBA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H67DuiJOB38

 


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

 


LARRY VUCKOVICH: 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH, featuring John Santos and Jackie Ryan
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2016 @ 4:30PM

Bay Area favorite Larry Vuckovich returns to the Bach for a very special 80th birthday celebration. Larry’s birthday bash includes swinging jazz, bebop, Latin/Brazilian, and Mel Torme's hit Christmas song, Comin’ Home Baby. With the music of Jon Hendricks, Dexter Gordon and Vince Guaraldi, Larry’s all-star line-up is sure to please as he introduces a very talented 19 year old drummer, Tim Angulo.  Don’t miss this exciting musical bash!

Larry Vuckovich – Piano; Jackie Ryan – Vocals; Noel Jewkes – Reeds; Josh Workman – Guitar; Jeff Chambers– Bass; Hector Lugo – Percussion and Vocals; Tim Angulo – Drums; John Santos - Guest Percussionist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5OgC_9kRfU


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

 

 


HRISTO VITCHEV QUARTET
SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 2016 @ 4:30PM

Hristo Vitchev returns to the Bach with his award winning modern jazz Quartet to close our 2016 Fall Series. Hristo is considered to be one of today's finest jazz guitarists, captivating audiences around the world with his innovative and sophisticated compositions. During 2016, the Quartet released their latest album, In Search of Wonders, showcasing it around the globe including 2 separate Asian tours. The album’s new compositions and sonic textures catalog the group’s evolution over the past decade and present a sound and style that is completely unique – what a way to close the season!

Hristo Vitchev – Guitar; Jasnam Daya Singh (Weber Iago) – Piano; Dan Robbins – Bass; Mike Shannon – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEJDP-wvIyU

 


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

 


 

Past Performances 2005-16 CLICK HERE