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 Announces the 2017 Spring Series

SUNDAY MARCH 26, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Seven-time GRAMMY® nominee John Santos opens our 2017 Spring series with his highly acclaimed Latin jazz sextet, featuring special guest vocalist Kenny Washington and master violinist Anthony Blea. Among the premier Afro-Latin Jazz musical groups in the United States, the band will feature classics from their repertoire as well as original compositions. The group illuminates the aesthetic characteristics of Latin Jazz instrumentation, rhythm, interpretation, and improvisation. With vocals by the extraordinary Kenny Washington, recently dubbed by the San Francisco Chronical as, “the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene,” and Anthony Blea on violin, this will be an evening to remember!

John Santos – Percussion; Dr. John Calloway – Flute; Melecio Magdaluyo – Saxes; Marco Diaz – Piano; Saul Sierra – Bass; David Flores – Drums; Kenny Washington – Guest Vocalist; Anthony Blea – Guest Violinist

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



SUNDAY APRIL 2, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Known for her exceptional intonation, jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli alternates seamlessly between jazz and adult contemporary music. With four GRAMMY® nominations, Denise was also honored as Jazz Vocalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Jazz Society, whose voting advisors include Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, and Johnny Mandel. Denise debuts at the Bach featuring music from her latest album, Find a Heart, a collection of her jazz renditions of love songs from her favorite contemporary composers.

Denise Donatelli – Vocals; Dayna Stephens – Sax; Josh Nelson – Piano; Alex Boneham – Bass; Christian Euman – Drums

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



SUNDAY APRIL 9, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history,” saxophone giant Joe Lovano has distinguished himself for some three decades as a prescient and path-finding force in the arena of creative music. An active proponent of straight-ahead jazz, notably collaborating with Hank Jones ten years ago, Lovano will explore the rich history of mainstream jazz with his Classic Quartet. Prepare to be blown away!

Joe Lovano – Sax; Lawrence Fields – Piano; Peter Slavov – Bass; Lamy Istrefi Jr. – Drums

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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




Past Performances 2005-17 CLICK HERE