Bach Mission Statement

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society presents world class jazz and music in an exceptionally intimate and beautiful setting that creates an elevated experience like no other. We are dedicated to presenting the full spectrum of jazz from traditional to avant-garde, including all cultural influences from its African roots to its myriad of current day influences. We promote artistic creativity, diversity and foster a cross-generational love of the art form that is live jazz.


Barbara Douglas Riching
Artistic Director/President

Pamela Maker
Director of Operations


Barbara Douglas Riching, President
Gordon C. Brooks, Treasurer
Linda Tichenor, Secretary

Board of Directors

Barbara Riching
President and Director

Gordon C. Brooks
Treasurer and Director
Chief Financial Officer,
Financial Force

Tim Jackson
Artistic Director and Founder,
Kuumbwa Jazz
Artistic Director,
Monterey Jazz Festival


Jim Bennett
Sound Engineer

Jane Myers
Bar Manager

Denise De Somer
Catering Chef
Chef for Hire

Betsy Gallagher
Graphic Design Services
B Graphic Arts

Sheryl Lynn Thomas
Web Design
PÜR Music Marketing

Brian McMillen
Brian McMillen Photography

Jim Bourne
Jim Bourne Photography