Concert Calendar

Our 2016 Winter Series continues with....

  • 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; on Sundays tickets are sold only at the door (same price as online). Purchase early for best selection.

SONNY FORTUNE QUARTET

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2016 @ 4:30 PM

The Bach welcomes the legendary saxophonist Sonny Fortune for his first trip to the west coast in a decade. Mentored by John Coltrane and having performed with jazz greats including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, and Buddy Rich, Philly native Sonny Fortune has become a legend in his own right. Sonny embodies all of the finest qualities of those late, great musicians playing with a boundless spirit and potent improvisational energy. Lucky for us, sensational multi-reed master Sonny Fortune is still here and blowing hard.

Sonny Fortune – Alto Sax; Theo Saunders – Piano; Henry Franklin – Bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith – Drums

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

Adults $45 / $35, Students $20

 

 


DAVE DOUGLAS QUINTET

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2016 @ 4:30 PM

Trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas is one of the most prolific and influential jazz musicians of our time. His contributions have been widely acknowledged, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland award, and two Grammy nominations, along with numerous Artist, Trumpeter, and Album of the Year awards. This New York-based quintet includes several newer jazz musicians on the scene, including DownBeat rising stars Linda Oh and John Irabagon, winner of the 2008 Monk Competition. With its new album Brazen Heart, the quintet arrives at a creative peak!

Dave Douglas – Trumpet; Jon lrabagon – Tenor Sax; Fabian Almazan – Piano; Linda Oh – Bass; Rudy Royston – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrUyxX8fjSM

Adults $45 / $35, Students $20

 

 


MARQUIS HILL BLACKTET

SUNDAY MARCH 6, 2016 @ 4:30 PM

Trumpeter Marquis Hill, winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and a regular headliner in Chicago, recently moved to New York to learn from a new scene. Hill’s music is soulful and well-composed, incorporating elements of Chicago and New York and sometimes R&B and hip-hop. With original compositions that boast memorable melodies, exciting solos, and a kinetic, irresistibly propulsive rhythm section, this quintet is an easy recommendation for classic jazz fans as well as anyone interested in the contemporary fusions increasingly being explored by young, genre-crossing composers.

Marquis Hill – Trumpet; Christopher McBride – Sax; Justin Thomas – Vibes; Joshua Ramos – Bass; Makaya McCraven – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxi9E5AkoXk

Adults $45 / $35, Students $20

 

 


ORRIN EVANS TRIO

SUNDAY MARCH 20, 2016 @ 4:30 PM

Pianist Orrin Evans takes stock of the pivotal moments that shape the trajectory of a life on The Evolution of Oneself, his scintillating new release from prestigious jazz producer Smoke Sessions Records. This album has received much critical acclaim and has been topping the Jazz Week charts; it is a raw and thrilling excursion incorporating a startlingly wide range of influences, from jazz and neo-soul to country and hip-hop. Orrin comes to the Bach with a trio including some of the newer artists on the scene, described by Vanity Fair as part of the new “Jazz Youth-Quake.”

Orrin Evans – Piano; Luques Curtis – Bass; Mark Whitfield Jr. – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CcBVZrBlsM

Adults $45 / $35, Students $20

 

 


Past Performances 2005-16 CLICK HERE