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

2020 Winter Series


 

THE COOKERS

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2020 @ 4:30PM

Experience counts, especially in Jazz. With nearly 10 years together, this exciting all-star septet summons up an aggressive mid-1960’s spirit with a potent collection of post-bop originals with the killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of the heaviest hitters on the scene today. With over 250 years combined jazz experience and over 1000 recordings, each member of the Cookers is a bandleader in his own right. "Player for player, there’s no better working band in jazz than The Cookers." (The Boston Globe).

Billy Harper - Tenor Sax; Eddie Henderson – Trumpet; David Weiss – Trumpet; Donald Harrison - Alto Sax; George Cables – Piano; Cecil McBee – Bass; Billy Hart - Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CghKMuU0hTU

 

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

 



REGINA CARTER & XAVIER DAVIS

Sponsored by David Dickson and Marla Wong

SUNDAY MARCH 1, 2020 @ 4:30PM

In this intimate concert pairing, described as a “simpatico merging of two great musical minds and four talented hands” (Twin Cities Pioneer Press), violinist Regina Carter and pianist Xavier Davis bring an electric connection to the stage. Hailed as the foremost jazz violinist of her generation, Carter’s quest for beauty, combined with her passion for excellence, earned her a prestigious Genius Grant fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation. Carter has a very special musical relationship with Davis, known as one of the most accomplished jazz pianists in the world and a virtuoso in his own right. We can expect a deeply moving and exciting performance.

Regina Carter – Violin; Xavier Davis - Piano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwSGegr99CU

 

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

 



TERENCE BLANCHARD FEATURING THE E-COLLECTIVE

Sponsored by Bill Tucker and Deborah Romer

SUNDAY MARCH 15, 2020 @ 4:30PM

Riding the momentum of his 2019 Oscar nomination for best original score and his 2019 Grammy® Award for best instrumental composition Terence Blanchard and The E-Collective come to set the Bach stage ablaze. This revolutionary ensemble thrives off the perfect mixture of Blanchard’s genius and the innovations of the four young musical pioneers in the quintet. It was while recording scores for Spike Lee films that Blanchard first dreamt of a band that layered grooves teeming with funk, R&B, and blues colors. Join us as we venture into uncharted territory.

Terence Blanchard-Trumpet; Charles Altura-Guitar; Fabián Almazán-Piano and Keyboards; David Ginyard, Jr.-Bass; Oscar Seaton-Drums

https://youtu.be/hNw5kna518E

 

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

 

 


The Bach Announces the 2020 Spring Series

Member Early Access February 28 @ 9am until March 5th midnight.
All Access begins March 6th @ 9am

 

MICHAEL O’NEILL QUINTET ft. TONY LINDSAY
SUNDAY MARCH 29, 2020 @ 4:30PM

In a very special collaboration, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Tony Lindsay alongside sought-after saxophonist/arranger Michael O’Neill explore new arrangements from the American Songbook to create fresh versions of classic standards. Lindsay, a singer steeped in soul and R&B and known for his Santana tenure, proves to be utterly at home in the jazz genre. This exceptional pair backed by one of the jazz scene’s best working bands is sure to amaze.

Michael O'Neill - Tenor Saxophone/Bass Clarinet; Tony Lindsay - Vocals; Mike Olmos - Trumpet/Flugelhorn; John R. Burr - Piano; Dan Feiszli – Bass; Alan Hall – Drums; Omar Ledezma – Percussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YViD4MftzF0&list=PLqsgMYF4rEIFbhuTZ3EG33QRyeHgwC1RW&index=10

 


 

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

On sale dates:
Member Early Access February 28 @ 9am until March 5th midnight.
All Access begins March 6th @ 9am




MIMI FOX B3 TRIO
SUNDAY APRIL 5, 2020 @ 4:30PM

From blues to infectious funk...from luscious ballads to blazing bebop, guitarist and six-time Downbeat Critics Poll-winner, Mimi Fox thrives in the B3 organ trio setting. Following in the footsteps of one of her major influences Wes Montgomery, and forging her own new path burnished from her years of touring and recording with B3 masters such as Joey DeFrancesco and Dr. Lonnie Smith, Fox and her brilliant cohorts present a memorable show not to be missed.

Mimi Fox - Guitar; Brian Ho – B3 Hammond; Lorca Hart – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-3aYE5DB54

 

 

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

On sale dates:
Member Early Access February 28 @ 9am until March 5th midnight.
All Access begins March 6th @ 9am

 



MICHAEL ZILBER BIG BAND EAST WEST
SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2020 @ 4:30PM

Composer and saxophonist Michael Zilber brings the all-star Bay Area big band from his latest release, East West: Music for Big Bands: an ambitious, once-in-a-lifetime project by Zilber with two all-star band recording sessions – one in New York and one is San Francisco. Zilber, who has played alongside masters such as Dave Liebman, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Stitt is a force to be reckoned with in his own right. Jazz journalist Andrew Gilbert says about the big band, “It’s beauty AND burn, intense swing AND sweet balladry, all united under Zilber’s commanding and ever expanding creative purview."

Michael Zilber and Danny Zinn - Tenor Sax; Sheldon Brown and Larry Delacruz - Alto Sax; Rob Sudduth - Baritone Sax; Marvin McFadden, Mike Olmos, Max Miller-Moran, and Erik Jekabson - Trumpet; Doug Beavers, John Gove and Jeff Cressman - Trombone; Rich Lee - Bass Trombone; John R. Burr - Piano; Dan Feiszli - Bass; Jeff Marrs - Drums; Jeff Maanari - Guitar; Joe Bagale – Vocals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVrb2uaOXC0 

 

 

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

On sale dates:
Member Early Access February 28 @ 9am until March 5th midnight.
All Access begins March 6th @ 9am

 


NESTOR TORRES QUINTET
SUNDAY APRIL 26, 2020 @ 4:30PM

Latin Grammy Award-winning Nestor Torres' rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound remains apart in a class all by itself. His multiple recordings as a soloist and Grammy nominations and award; collaborations with diverse artists such as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mathews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Paquito D' Rivera and Arturo Sandoval; as well as performances with the Cleveland, Singapore, and New World Symphony Orchestras, are testament to the remarkable journey of an artist who continues to grow and enrich the lives of those who experience his talents.

Nestor Torres – Flute; Silvano Monasterios – Piano; Josh Jones – Drums; Aaron Germain – Bass; Javier Navarrete - Percussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHXu9SvQzf0

 

 

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

On sale dates:
Member Early Access February 28 @ 9am until March 5th midnight.
All Access begins March 6th @ 9am

 


GEOFFREY KEEZER TRIO ft. GILLIAN MARGOT

Sponsored by Barb Karlin in memory of Dave

SUNDAY MAY 3, 2020 @ 4:30PM

Multiple Grammy-nominated pianist, composer, arranger, producer and Bach favorite returns with soulful songstress Gillian Margot, collaborator on his recent and critically acclaimed album On My Way To You. Expanding on his legacy of highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. His virtuosity and sheer musical wit combined with the rarest sort of singer – the kind that makes people sit up and listen make for a rare and special evening.

Geoffrey Keezer – Piano; Gillian Margot – Vocals; Dan Feiszli – Bass; Sylvia Cuenca - Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQkAgNFp5NQ

 

 

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

On sale dates:
Member Early Access February 28 @ 9am until March 5th midnight.
All Access begins March 6th @ 9am

 


JOHN BEASLEY’S MONK’estra (Septet)
SUNDAY MAY 10, 2020 @ 4:30PM

Grammy- and Emmy-nominated recording artist and pianist John Beasley leads a smashing Septet called MONK’estra, a downsized version of his big band which received two Grammy nominations for its albums MONK’estra (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2). The feel and sound of MONK’estra captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular style with its off-beat melodies, humor, strange beauty and unbounded swing in fresh arrangements flavored with hints of New Orleans, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, contemporary and atmospheric rhythms.  Beasley is a far-ranging pianist, composer, and arranger who has performed with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Steely Dan and Christian McBride. “Beasley will take you on a joyride with MONK’estra!” –New Yorker

John Beasley – Piano/Arranger/Band Leader; Bob Sheppard – Woodwinds; Tom Luer – Woodwinds; James Ford – Trumpet; Francisco Torres – Trombone; Ben Shepherd – Bass; Terreon Gully – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWZCl08sxRQ&feature=emb_logo

 

 

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

On sale dates:
Member Early Access February 28 @ 9am until March 5th midnight.
All Access begins March 6th @ 9am

 


JANE BUNNETT and MAQUEQUE

Member Appreciation Event-All Welcome

SUNDAY MAY 17, 2020 @ 4:30PM

Veteran jazz icon, soprano saxophone player, flautist and composer, Jane Bunnett, and her all female band from Cuba, Maqueque return to the Bach! Bunnett’s exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been ground-breaking. The band’s latest album, Oddara, was nominated for a Grammy and recently voted as one of the top ten jazz groups by DownBeat Critics Poll.

Their concert two years ago had us dancing in the aisles and mesmerized by their artistry. Jane Bunnett – Flute and Sax; Yissy Garcia – Drums; Dánae Olano – Piano; Mary Paz-Batá Drums and Congas; Joanna Majoko – Vocals; Tailin Marrero – Bass

https://youtu.be/hNw5kna518E

 

 

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

On sale dates:
Member Early Access February 28 @ 9am until March 5th midnight.
All Access begins March 6th @ 9am

 


THE BD EXPRESS

Memorial Weekend Dance Concert

SUNDAY MAY 24, 2020 @ 4:30PM

It’s that time again, when we open up the dance floor and let our souls glow! Join us as BD Express brings some of the Bay Area's top musicians together to give you the best of jazz, blues, R&B, and soul. Led by singer Bryan Dyer, a veteran of some of the Bay Area’s top vocal groups and featuring the “Queen of the Keyboards” Janice Maxie Reid. We sit the first set of jazz, but “get up and get down” for the second set when we remove the chairs and dance!

Bryan Dyer – Lead Vocals; Janice Maxie-Reid – Vocals, Piano; Paul Branin – Guitar, Saxophone; Rich Armstrong –  Trumpet, Vocals; Daryl Anders – Bass; Rob Rhodes – Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGBOXh6uz8M&t=125s

 

 

Advance ticketing: Adults $50 for all seating.

On sale dates:
Member Early Access February 28 @ 9am until March 5th midnight.
All Access begins March 6th @ 9am

 

 


 

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