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

 


The Bach 2016 Spring/Summer Series


PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA
SUNDAY MAY 29, 2016 @ 4:30PM

Get ready to dance!  Led by pianist Christian Tumalan and trumpeter Steffen Kuehn, the Pacific Mambo Orchestra rejuvenates the Latin big band sounds of the 1940s through the 1960s, recalling the legendary works of Machito and Tito Puente. Their arrangements and original compositions proceed at an energetic pace, creating a special kind of excitement that can only be delivered by a true Latin Big Band. The first set will have us dancing in our seats – then we throw open the doors and the concert room transforms into a full dance floor for the second set.  (Reserved seating first set only; dancing and open seating available inside and out for the second set.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVFtLWhI18M&index=2&list=RDO8Z9AUOofGE

Advance ticketing: Adults $50, Students $20 (25 & under with ID)
At the door: Adults $55, Students $25

 

 


2016 Summer Series

LYNNE ARRIALE, GRACE KELLY, AND CHARENÉE WADE – “Celebrating Great Women in Music: Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, and Joni Mitchell”
SUNDAY JUNE 5, 2016 @ 4:30PM


“CELEBRATING GREAT WOMEN IN MUSIC: ABBEY LINCOLN, NINA SIMONE, AND JONI MITCHELL” opens the 2016 Summer Series.  Lynne Arriale (pianist), Grace Kelly (saxophonist), and Charenée Wade (vocalist) honor the legacy of these three women who have served as their musical inspiration. They share their unique interpretations of popular classics with passion, soul, and sensitivity in a magical evening of empathetic collaboration. We are especially excited that Grace was able to get time off from her regular gig on the Late Night with Stephen Colbert.

Lynne Arriale – Piano; Grace Kelly – Sax and Vocals, Charenée Wade – Vocals; Evan Gregor – Bass; Ross Pederson – Drums

www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLdnTbbH7CcHwGc6TqeCPrpW4pq0KK5abh&v=SPjC70EFyYc

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw6AsgLSrIE

 

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

 

 


THE BAD PLUS
SUNDAY JUNE 12, 2016 @ 4:30PM

The Bad Plus comes to the Bach for the very first time! Described by DownBeat as one of the best Jazz groups – they have a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits on what is expected of a piano-bass-drums trio. The past 15 years have seen the genre-smashing band create a distinctive and original repertoire of inventive and exciting original music, along with iconoclastic covers of artists as divergent as Nirvana and Neil Young, Aphex Twin and Ornette Coleman. Earlier this year, the acclaimed trio took on one of the most influential works of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (Sony Music Masterworks). Prepare to take off!

Ethan Iverson – Piano; Reid Anderson – Bass; David King – Drums

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OruzDa0He-g

 

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

 

 


JANE MONHEIT
SUNDAY JUNE 26, 2016 @ 4:30PM

Blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty” (Stephen Holden, New York Times), Jane Monheit has had plenty of milestone moments in establishing herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians. With her new album, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald—the first to be released on her own Emerald City Records—the Long Island native has taken an artistic leap with producer Nicholas Payton. Jane appears at the Bach with her long-time bandmates, who adeptly complement her truly amazing voice.

Jane Monheit – Vocals; Michael Kanan – Piano; Neil Miner – Bass; Ricky Montalbano – Drums

www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_glfkvxvJ4

http://janemonheitonline.com/index.php?id=media

 

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

 

 


AKIRA TANA AND THE SECRET AGENT BAND
Joyfully sponsored by members Dave and Barb Karlin
SUNDAY JULY 10, 2016 @ 4:30PM

From his Bay Area roots, Akira Tana has worked with a Who’s Who list of jazz legends, from Art Farmer to Zoot Sims, Sonny Rollins to Sonny Stitt, and James Moody to Lena Horne. Akira returns to the Bach with his Secret Agent Band, featuring works from the films of James Bond.  After making the album "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Akira Tana and the Secret Agent Band featuring vocalist Annie Sellick,” the group debuted the first live version of the music to a sold out crowd at the Bach.  This show is sure to be another crowd pleaser and have us all humming along!

Akiko Tsuruga– Hammond B3 organ; Annie Sellick – Vocals; James Mahone – Tenor sax; Jeff Massanari – Guitar; Akira Tana – Drums

www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5sMTy1UAcw

www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5vRydXCrEg

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

 

 


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

 

 


Past Performances 2005-16 CLICK HERE