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 2017 Summer Series!

 

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; Richard Howell – Sax; Rich Armstrong – Trumpet; Mike Rinta – Trombone; Fred Randolph – Bass; Alan Hall – Drums

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCU6veRZmK0 

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

 


 

The Bach Announces the 2017 Fall Series

 

AVISHAI COHEN QUARTET
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Downbeat Rising Star trumpeter Avishai Cohen brings his Quartet to open our Fall Series. Known for his pure-toned trumpeting, this SFJAZZ Collective alumnus is one of the most talked-about musicians on the contemporary jazz scene today. Cohen has been a featured soloist in a number of special ensembles – most recently in “Jazz 100” alongside Danilo Perez, Lizz Wright, Chris Potter, and Wycliffe Gordon. A year after the award winning and critically-lauded album, Into the Silence, his group’s latest release, Cross My Palm with Silver, focuses on ensemble, teamwork, and interplay – a lively kick-off for the Fall Series!

Avishai Cohen – Trumpet; Gadi Lehavi – Piano; Barak Mori – Bass; TBA - Drums

AVISHAI COHEN

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

 


MARCUS SHELBY ORCHESTRA, FEATURING TIFFANY AUSTIN
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 @ 4:30PM

The Marcus Shelby Orchestra (MSO) featuring vocalist Tiffany Austin returns to the Bach for a special concert celebrating the "Great American Songbook" with works by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Fats Waller. The concert will also include original compositions by Marcus Shelby titled "Beyond the Blues," celebrating  various Freedom Movements in America. Since its founding in 1998, the MSO has recorded 4 albums, appeared frequently in the Downbeat Rising Star category, performed for festivals, universities, elementary schools, prisons, jazz clubs, film scores, theater productions, ballets, and backed vocalists including Mary Stallings, Roberta Gamberini, and Kenny Washington. Experience a big band at the Bach!

Marcus Shelby – Bass; Tiffany Austin – Vocals; Marcus Shelby Orchestra

MARCUS SHELBY ORCHESTRA, FEATURING TIFFANY AUSTIN

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

 


CLAUDIA VILLELA GROUP
SUNDAY OCTOBER 1, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Vocalist and composer Claudia Villela’s talent for musical exploration knows no limits. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, her music is rooted in the sounds of Brazil –Samba, Bossa Nova, Partido Alto, Choro, Baiao, Maracatu - and incorporates elements from all around the world. As described by the New York Times, Claudia’s “…remarkable, beautiful, towering voice…” with its five-octave range delights in every register. Claudia brings her Quintet to the Bach for a show you won’t want to miss!

Claudia Villela – Piano/percussion/vocals; Vitor Gonçalves - Piano/accordion; Harvey Wainapel– Sax/Clarinet; Gary Brown – Bass; Celso Alberti – Drums/percussion; Brian Rice – Percussion

CLAUDIA VILLELA

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

 


THE STEVE TURRE QUARTET
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017 @ 4:30pm

One of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre consistently wins both Readers’ and Critics’ polls for Best Trombone and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells). Steve has played with a diverse list of musicians from the jazz, Latin, and pop worlds, including Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, J.J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Tito Puente. New York-based Turre is a Julliard faculty member, trombonist for the Saturday Night Live band, and bandleader in his own right. This show is sure to entertain!

Steve Turre – Trombone; band TBA

STEVE TURRE

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

 


AMINA FIGAROVA SEXTET
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Azerbaijan-born composer and pianist Amina Figarova has risen from her upbringing behind the Iron Curtain to the top of the jazz scene. From her early classical training, Figarova made her way to Boston’s Berklee College of Music via Rotterdam where she began devoting her passions to jazz.  Her most recent recording, Blue Whisper, is her 13th album since 1994 and features a classically-founded touch, lilting melodies, luminous harmonies, and understated yet propulsive rhythms.  Figarova’s superb Sextet debuts at the Bach in what should be an unforgettable show.

Amina Figarova – Piano; Wayne Escoffery – Tenor Sax; Alex Pope Norris – Trumpet; Bart Platteau – Flutes; Luques Curtis or Yasushi Nakamura – Bass; Jason Brown - Drums

AMINA FIGAROVA

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

 


RENÉ MARIE, EXPERIMENT IN TRUTH
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Recently named JJA Female Vocalist of the year, René Marie has cemented her reputation as a singer, composer, arranger, theatrical performer, and teacher over a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances. Her latest album, Sound of Red, features all original works and earned René Marie a GRAMMY® nomination. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B, classical, and country to create a captivating hybrid style. René Marie explores the bright and dark corners of the human experience – prepare to be inspired!           

René Marie – Vocals; John Chin – Piano; Elias Bailey – Bass; Quentin Baxter Jr. – Drums

RENÉ MARIE

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

 


REGINA CARTER: SIMPLY ELLA
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2017 @ 4:30PM

World renowned violinist and Detroit native Regina Carter honors musical legend Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th year with previews from her forthcoming album. Regina is a MacArthur fellow, frequent Downbeat poll winner, and JJA Violinist of the year. Her dynamic body of work extends from her start with the all-female pop-jazz quintet Straight Ahead, to collaborations with Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Joe Jackson, Wynton Marsalis, and many others, to an impressive solo career as a Sony Masterworks artist. Imagine the sound this arena artist will bring to the Bach!   

Regina Carter – Violin; Xavier Davis – Piano; Chris Lightcap – Bass; Marvin Sewell – Guitar; Alvester Garnett – Drums

REGINA CARTER

Advance ticketing: Adults $65/55/45, Students $45 (25 & under with ID);
Door: Adults $75, Students $55

 


JEREMY PELT QUINTET, MAKE NOISE!
Member Appreciation event – all patrons welcome
SUNDAY DECEMBER 3, 2017 @ 4:30PM

Downbeat Rising Star trumpeter Jeremy Pelt’s prolific body of work and frequent appearances at festivals and concert venues around the world have elevated him to one of today’s preeminent young artists.  Pelt collaborates with a variety of ensembles, including the Duke Ellington Big Band. Of his solo work, an AllMusic Reviewer writes, “Pelt has a broad, enveloping trumpet tone and a knack for laying down highly engaging solos that never hold a listener at arm's length.“ The Bach is pleased to wrap our Fall Series with Jeremy Pelt – as Pete would say, prepare to be blown away!

Jeremy Pelt – Trumpet; Victor Gould – Piano; Vicente Archer – Bass; Jonathan Barber – Drums; Jacquelene Acevedo – Percussion

JEREMY PELT

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

 

Past Performances 2005-17 CLICK HERE