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

ETIENNE CHARLES CREOLE SOUL
SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Still in his 20s, trumpeter and bandleader Etienne Charles has already recorded three impressive and well-received albums for his own Culture Shock Music imprint. His highly acclaimed work, Creole Soul, is a captivating journey of new jazz expression which taps into a myriad of styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music, with hints of reggae, Motown and R&B. Having performed with a wide range of musicians from Roberta Flack to Wynton Marsalis, the versatile Charles leads his sextet in their first performance at the Bach.

Etienne Charles – Trumpet & Percussion; Godwin Louis – Alto Sax; Alex Wintz – Guitar; Brett Williams – Piano; Jonathan Michel – Bass; John Davis – Drums

www.youtube.com/watch?v=q47tPc3JKsw&list=RDq47tPc3JKsw#t=9

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

 

 


GERALD CLAYTON TRIO
SUNDAY MAY 7, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Four-time GRAMMY® nominated pianist and composer Gerald Clayton searches for honest expression in every note he plays, developing musical narratives that unfold with harmonic curiosity and critical awareness.  Having studied with piano icon Billy Childs and NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron, Clayton was runner up in the 2006 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Piano Competition. Arriving at the Bach just off the April 21, 2017 release of his latest album, Tributary Tales, the Trio will feature tracks from the album and other favorites.

Gerald Clayton – Piano; Joe Sanders – Bass; Kendrick Scott – Drums

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DWA2vw-6VM

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

 

 


JOE LOCKE TRIO
SUNDAY MAY 14, 2017 @ 4:30PM

An institution in the world of vibes players, Joe Locke has made a great name for himself (and his instrument) these past few decades. With over 30 albums to his credit, Joe is a sought after performer who’s worked with everyone from NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron to the Beastie Boys. Not content to rest of his laurels, Locke has embarked on a bright career as an award-winning composer in the past decade. Joining him at the Bach is Downbeat Rising Star Pat Bianchi on the Hammond B-52 organ and the prolific and in-demand drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith.

Joe Locke – Vibes; Pat Bianchi – Organ; Marvin “Smitty” Smith – Drums

https://vimeo.com/212403331

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzdp2QYMNMM

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

 

 


BILLY CHILDS QUARTET
SUNDAY MAY 21, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Four-time GRAMMY® award winner Billy Childs remains one of the most diversely prolific and acclaimed artists working in music today. Childs' canon of original compositions and arrangements has garnered him an additional 10 GRAMMY® award nominations, the 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  Celebrating the March, 2017 release of Rebirth, his first album with Mack Avenue records, Childs says, “You're hearing something on this album that I love doing but that I haven't done a lot of lately: having musical conversations as a member of a group. That's what I love."

Billy Childs – Piano; Dayna Stephens – Sax; Hans Glawischnig – Bass; Ari Hoenig – Drums

https://soundcloud.com/mackavenue/sets/billy-childs-rebirth-sampler/s-aERe1

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

 

 


MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88s
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; TBD – Sax; TBD – Trumpet; TBD – Trombone; TBD – Guitar; TBD – Bass; TBD –Drums

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHnQA82B5N4I

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


 

Announcing the 2017 Summer Series!

 

CHRIS POTTER QUARTET
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

On Sale dates:  May 5 (members); May 19 (all)

 


AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE QUARTET
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; Justin Brown – Drums

 

 

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

On Sale dates:  May 5 (members); May 19 (all)

 


BUSTER WILLIAMS “SOMETHING MORE” QUARTET
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

On Sale dates:  May 5 (members); May 19 (all)

 


KEYSTONE KORNER 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
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

On Sale dates:  May 5 (members); May 19 (all)

 


PAT MARTINO TRIO
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

On Sale dates:  May 5 (members); May 19 (all)

 


MANUEL VALERA TRIO
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

On Sale dates:  May 5 (members); May 19 (all)

 


ROBERTA DONNAY AND THE PROHIBITION MOB
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

On Sale dates:  May 5 (members); May 19 (all)

 

 

Past Performances 2005-17 CLICK HERE