Concert Calendar

Our Sunday concert format:

  • Doors open at 3:30 pm; Music starts at 4:30 pm
  • Two one-hour sets with intermission, typically ends 7:00–7:30 pm
  • Catered meals, small plates, and bar available 3:30–6:00 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

 


 

2019 Winter Series

 

ERIC ALEXANDER
Harold Mabern will not perform due to illness
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2019 @ 4:30PM

Hardbop veteran pianist Harold Mabern and the unstoppable tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander return to further elaborate on the enduring legacy of Bebop at the Bach. With over a half-century on the scene Mabern has collaborated with such greats as Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis. Along with Alexander one of the most acclaimed and prolific tenor saxophonists today, these long-time collaborators are bridging together generations of Jazz and propelling it forward. Don’t miss your chance to see two of the genres most astute and sought-after performers on showcase at the one and only Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society.

Tenor Saxophone; Michael Ledonne – Piano; Bass – Michael Zisman; Drums – Peppe Merolla

Video: https://youtu.be/vw7GnNxLIlk

 

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

 


TERENCE BLANCHARD FEATURING THE E-COLLECTIVE
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2019 @ 4:30PM

CANCELLED

 

 


CHARLES MCPHERSON QUARTET
SUNDAY MARCH 3, 2019 @ 4:30PM

Throughout his five decades of being an integral performer of the music, saxophonist Charles McPherson has not merely remained true to his Bebop origins but has expanded on them. McPherson remains a strong, viable force on the jazz scene today. He is at the height of his powers combining passionate feeling with intricate patterns of improvisation. McPherson has performed and recorded with such jazz greats as Lionel Hampton, Phil Woods, Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, and had a long stint with Charles Mingus. Let’s party with Charles on the cusp of his 80th birthday!

Charles McPherson – Saxophone; Jeb Patton – Piano; Jeff Littleton – Bass; Billy Drummond – Drums

Video: https://youtu.be/N80ygCm63UI

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

 


ROGER GLENN PRESENTS: BEWARE THE VIBES OF MARCH™
SUNDAY MARCH 10, 2019 @ 4:30PM

After delighting the Bach audience at the Mel Martin Tribute last July-- Roger Glenn is back! Master multi-instrumentalist, composer and entertainer on the flute, sax and vibraphone, Glenn will be zeroing in on the vibes. The vibes are an instrument that are sometimes overlooked as part of the inventory of Jazz and Latin music. To showcase the importance of the instrument, four vibists will perform music from some of the great icons who have made the instrument famous. Glenn has performed and recorded with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Mann and Pete Escovedo. Roger’s flute playing is featured on many notable recordings including Cal Tjader’s Grammy Award winning album, La Onda Va Bien. You can be assured of an afternoon of infectious entertainment with multiple vibes on the stage!

Roger Glenn - Vibes, Flute, Sax; Yancie Taylor - Vibes; Tommy Kesecker - Vibes; Dillon Vado - Vibes; Murray Low - Piano; Robb Fisher - Bass; Leon Joyce Jr. - Drums; Estaire Godinez – Percussion

Video: https://youtu.be/2bWq6S4_nok

Thank you Marimba One for providing the vibraphones! https://marimbaone.com/

 

 

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

 


The Bach Announces the 2019 Spring Series

Member Early Access – 2/22/2019 until 3/6/19

All Access – 3/8/2019

 

 

TAYLOR EIGSTI TRIO
Sponsored by Susan and Lee David
SUNDAY MARCH 31, 2019 @ 4:30PM

New York-based pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti has garnered multiple individual GRAMMY Award nominations over the years for his work as a recording artist and composer, including Best Instrumental Composition and Best Jazz Instrumental Solo. Recently, Eigsti also co-wrote a featured composition with Don Cheadle for the 2017 GRAMMY-winning soundtrack to the motion picture “Miles Ahead”. Eigsti has had the good fortune of performing, touring or recording with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Chris Botti, Joshua Redman, Sting, John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding and Chick Corea. Please join us with Taylor and his trio, including two young rising stars who have been dazzling crowds with their undeniable talent.

Taylor Eigsti – Piano; Zach Ostroff – Bass; Domo Branch – Drums

www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9xb5b4faNo

 

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

Member Early Access – 2/22/2019 until 3/6/19, All Access – 3/8/2019

 


 


THE BAYLOR PROJECT
SUNDAY APRIL 7, 2019 @ 4:30PM

The Baylor Project, two-time GRAMMY® nominated and co-led by husband and wife Marcus and Jean Baylor, brings their highly anticipated collaboration steeped in the heart and soul of jazz for the first time to the Bach! As the children of pastors, Marcus and Jean's musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make its mark. Marcus a former member and drummer of the Yellowjackets and Jean, one-half of the platinum recording duo, Zhané will take you on an eclectic musical journey that showcases as much versatility as it does virtuosity.

Jean Baylor – Vocals; Marcus Baylor – Drums; Keith Loftis – Sax; Eric Reed – Piano; Dezron Douglas – Bass

https://vimeo.com/175905731

 

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

Member Early Access – 2/22/2019 until 3/6/19, All Access – 3/8/2019


 


DAVID WEISS SEXTET
Member Appreciation Event-All Welcome
SUNDAY APRIL 14, 2019 @ 4:30PM

After last appearing at the Bach with the Cookers, post-bop trumpeter, arranger and composer, David Weiss returns with his Sextet. Weiss, who has toured with Freddie Hubbard, Billy Harper, Bobby Hutcherson, Slide Hampton, James Moody, among many others, formed the Sextet to explore new compositional concepts and styles he was developing that did not fit the sound of his other projects. As a prolific and accomplished leader of several unique ensembles, Weiss’ goals have always been to move jazz forward. Get ready to stretch the outer reaches of straight-ahead jazz!

David Weiss – Trumpet; Myron Walden – Alto Sax; J.D. Allen – Tenor Sax; Josh Nelson – Piano; Hans Glawischnig – Bass; E.J. Strickland – Drums

https://youtu.be/pgHGu5Gunh0

 

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

Member Early Access – 2/22/2019 until 3/6/19, All Access – 3/8/2019


 


DON BYRON QUARTET
Sponsored by the Brooks Family
Gordy, Emilie, Miles & Hugh

SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2019 @ 4:30PM

Don Byron, clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation. He has been consistently voted best clarinetist by critics and readers alike in leading international music journals since being named “Jazz Artist of the Year” by DownBeat in 1992. The quartet features Byron’s compositions, standards, classical compositions and his interpretations of a variety of artists including Hank Williams and Bach.

Don Byron – Clarinet; Piano – Aruan Ortiz; Brad Jones – Bass; Drew Heller – Drums

https://youtu.be/hAqEfaezv_g

 

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

Member Early Access – 2/22/2019 until 3/6/19, All Access – 3/8/2019


 


SMITH DOBSON QUARTET
SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019 @ 4:30PM

Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Smith Dobson has been a stalwart of the S.F. Bay Area jazz scene for over twenty years and now makes his debut as a band leader at the Bach! Dobson has worked with jazz legends like Bobby Hutcherson, Red Rodney, and John Handy and is the son of the late pianist Smith Dobson IV and vocalist Gail Dobson. From the essence of bebop and swing, Dobson brings a uniquely cool tone and agility to the saxophone, presenting a mixture of originals and choice standards from the great American songbook. Dobson's latest album Soul of Wood a warm and vintage homage to influences like Lester Young has set the tone for what will be a captivating performance at the Bach.

Smith Dobson – Tenor and Alto Sax; Keith Saunders – Piano; Eric Markowitz –Bass; Tony Johnson – Drums

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5M5HomRHXE

 

Advance ticketing: Adults $35/25, Students $20 (25 & under with ID)

Member Early Access – 2/22/2019 until 3/6/19, All Access – 3/8/2019


 


TIFFANY AUSTIN SEPTET
SUNDAY MAY 12, 2019 @ 4:30PM

Widely hailed as one of the best jazz debut albums of 2015, vocalist Tiffany Austin’s self-released Nothing But Soul made quite a splash, including sterling reviews in DownBeat and on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Her eagerly awaited follow-up, Unbroken, confirms the Bay Area vocalist’s status as one of jazz’s elite singers and a formidable songwriter as well. Rather than separating African-American music into kindred tributaries, Austin plunges into the whole river of sound that’s sustained black life in America since before the nation’s founding with a soul-steeped affirmation that embraces blues and swing, spirituals and R&B, bebop, post-bop, and her own Louisiana Creole heritage.

Tiffany Austin – Vocals; Joel Behrman – Trumpet; Lyle Link – Saxophone; Mitch Butler – Trombone; Matt Clark – Piano; Marcus Shelby – Bass; Leon Joyce Jr. – Drums

https://youtu.be/KUQ1_vyEURk

 

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

Member Early Access – 2/22/2019 until 3/6/19, All Access – 3/8/2019


 


THE MESSENGER LEGACY
Sponsored by the Brooks Family
Gordy, Emilie, Miles & Hugh

SUNDAY MAY 19, 2019 @ 4:30PM

The Bach welcomes The Messenger Legacy, an elite line-up of alumni members of one of Jazz’s most influential bands, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. The current lineup is led by Ralph Peterson, the last drummer chosen by Blakey to play at his side in the Jazz Messenger two drummer big band. Their goal is to preserve, protect and honor the legacy of a man who was much more than a bandleader to all of them. “Having multiple generations of Messengers represented in this band, this is the closest you can get to the source. This is the real deal.” -Ralph Peterson

Bobby Watson – Soprano Sax; Bill Pierce – Saxophone; Brian Lynch – Trumpet; Geoff Keezer – Piano; Essiet Essiet – Bass; Ralph Peterson – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAUBLO6dvlA

 

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

Member Early Access – 2/22/2019 until 3/6/19, All Access – 3/8/2019


 


TONY LINDSAY PRESENTS THE SOUL SOLDIERS
Memorial Day Weekend Dance Concert
Sponsored by Brenda and Jim Herrington

SUNDAY MAY 26, 2019 @ 4:30PM

Back by popular demand Tony Lindsay and The Soul Soldiers return for our annual Memorial weekend dance concert! As lead vocalist for Santana, internationally known Lindsay has earned 11 GRAMMY® awards and recorded more than a dozen albums. Performing hits from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Etta James, Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway, Lindsay is joined by Fred Ross, who has performed with Aretha Franklin and Tower of Power and Janice Maxi-Reid, who has been described as Mary Lou Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and Aretha Franklin all rolled into one. For the second set we remove the chairs and break out into a dance concert!

Tony Lindsay – Vocals; Fred Ross – Vocals; Janice Maxi-Reid – Vocals; Allen Leong – Piano; David Shul – Guitar; David Jones – Bass; Deszon Claiborne – Drums

https://youtu.be/Pz-Br9VIloo?t=1923

Advance ticketing: $50 for all seating.

Member Early Access – 2/22/2019 until 3/6/19, All Access – 3/8/2019


 


 

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