The BACH is BACK with Our 2015 Summer Series!

Our Sunday afternoon concerts are presented at the doorstep of the Pacific Ocean located off Hwy 1 in Half Moon Bay, just 35 minutes south of San Francisco and 40 minutes west of Silicon Valley.  Doors open at 3pm for the 4:30pm show, giving ample time to select general admission open seating, enjoy the buffet and wine bar, and/or picnic along the magnificent Miramar Beach at our feet. The Fall Series performances will be announced soon.


June 28, 2015: Marcus Shelby Orchestra featuring Tiffany Austin

Master musician and orchestrator Marcus Shelby leads his 16 piece orchestra in a salute to Ella and Ellington! The exciting vocalist Tiffany Austin joins in for mellow madness on a Sunday afternoon.  More Info... ***SOLD OUT***

  Marcus Shelby Orchestra featuring Tiffany Austin

In Memory of Pete Douglas

Feb 9, 1929 - July 12, 2014

Founder - Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Owner - Douglas Beach House, Half Moon Bay, CA

great jazz venue

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society closed after the founder and owner of the renowned jazz club, Pete Douglas, passed away. However, it comes to life again in 2015 as Pete's daughters — Linda Tichenor, Virginia Castillo, and Barbara Douglas Riching — are working closely together to ensure the Bach's future. Pete’s middle daughter, Barbara, will succeed him as president of the Society. “My father created an incredibly special venue and it would be impossible for me to not continue his legacy,” said Riching. “There is no way I could ever replace him or the special spirit that he brought to the house, and we are extremely excited to begin a new era."

With renovations to the 70+ year old complex now begun the Douglas Beach House will continue to be owned by the daughters. Riching is leading the charge in carrying on her father's vision of presenting jazz in a chamber-like setting, where both the musicians and audience can share an intimate experience. “I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of my sisters for helping to make this happen. Despite the challenges, we never really wavered from ensuring that our dad’s legacy was preserved,” she said.


Thank you for your continued support!


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