Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents Singer and Lyricist Karrin Allyson

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

“Rare clarity and resonant timbre.” (Downbeat)   Tickets   Singer, pianist, composer and five-time Grammy nominee, Karrin Allyson, has demonstrated an uncanny ability to ‘get inside’ a lyric — to […]

$45

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents The Cookers an All-Star Post-Bop Septet

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

“The greatest living embodiment of an entire era of our music.” (Todd Barkan)   Tickets   Experience counts, especially in jazz. The more time musicians spend interpreting tunes and interacting with others, the more articulation an audience can expect. You can hear the fruits of such work in the expressive language The Cookers bring to […]

$55

Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents Brazilian Vocalist Claudia Villela

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

“A Brazilian-born genius with a blistering voice." (JazzTimes)   Tickets   Brazilian vocalist, pianist, and percussionist, Claudia Villela returns to the Bach to celebrate the release of her new album […]

$45

Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents Pianist Gerald Clayton and Flutist Elena Pinderhughes

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

“One could argue the entire history of the piano is encapsulated in playing, melting into a new creation altogether.” (Downbeat Magazine)   Pinderhughes is the “most exciting and creatively assured jazz flutist to have emerged in years.” (The Guardian)   Tickets (Live and Live Stream)   Gerald Clayton, a six-time Grammy-nominated pianist, joins rising star […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents the Calvin Keys Quintet

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

“Calvin is a natural. His playing is so deep in the pocket, it comes off elegant and effortless." (San Jose Mercury News).   Tickets (Live and Live Stream)   Jazz […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents Santa Cruz Local Donny McCaslin with Jason Lindner, Jonathan Maron and Nate Wood

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

“McCaslin’s tenor saxophone and flutes shine like a beacon, leading the listener through an aural landscape that is both familiar and uncannily innovative.” (The Jazz World)   Tickets (Live and Live Stream)   Donny McCaslin is best known as the saxophonist on David Bowie’s last album, Blackstar.   The noted composer and bandleader has released […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents Vocalist Kate McGarrity and the Keith Ganz Trio

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

“McGarry’s vocals are supple, finely nuanced, and prone to blues inflections and breezy, daring improvisations." (NPR)   Tickets (Live and Live Stream)   With 8 critically acclaimed albums and 3 Grammy nominations, vocalist Kate McGarry is recognized as a jazz artist who brings authenticity and vitality to every song regardless of genre. The Wall St. […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents Jazz Singer Mary Stallings

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Sponsored by Bob Levenson & Lani Shiota   “Perhaps the best jazz singer alive today.” New York Times.   World-renowned jazz vocalist Mary Stallings returns to the Bach to awe us with her supple sense of swing, blues-inflected phrasing, and matchless gift for empathic interpretation. Stallings has a long, impressive jazz resume dating back to […]

Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents Fiery Jazz Pianist and Steinway Artist Connie Han

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

“She’s already a crazy-good player, arranger and improviser. She’s got all the technical mastery she’ll ever need and has absorbed the post-bop piano masters.” (DownBeat)   Tickets   Pianist and Steinway Artist Connie Han has tackled the pantheon of jazz with her own fiery contemporary style, managing to shake up a staid jazz scene with […]

$45

Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents Ulysses Owens Jr.’s Dynamic Generation Y Quintet

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

A drummer who The New York Times has said, “takes a back seat to no one,” and “a musician who balances excitement gracefully and shines with innovation.”   Tickets   Heralded as a “powerhouse of a showman” (Glide Magazine), a “legitimate jazz triple threat” (Critical Jazz), drummer, producer and educator Ulysses Owens Jr. goes the […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents Jennifer Wharton’s Trombone-powered Ensemble “Bonegasm”

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Jennifer Wharton presents Bonegasm — a four-trombone frontline with rhythm section — for what should be a very entertaining debut at the Bach! In 2019, Wharton presented her trombone-powered ensemble via its self-titled debut album to an overwhelming response, landing the album on the jazz charts within a week. Bonegasm’s newer recording, Not a Novelty, […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents, Paula West, an American Jazz and Cabaret Singer

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Paula West is an American jazz and cabaret singer known for her rich, powerful contralto voice and for her highly nuanced interpretations of an extraordinarily eclectic selection of songs that range from the Great American songbook to reinterpretations of songs by artists such as Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Lou Reed and Johnny Cash. The New […]

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Vibraphonist Joel Ross with his Band “Good Vibes” Make their Debut at the Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Still in his mid-20s, vibraphonist Joel Ross has earned widespread renown as the most exciting new voice on his instrument. Since the 2019 release of his Blue Note debut album KingMaker to eruptive critical acclaim, Ross has topped the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star category for vibraphone — graduating beyond the Rising Star to well-honed artist in […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents ~ Lakecia Benjamin Phoenix’s Alto Sax: Jazz, HipHop and Soul

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

One of the most sought-after and revered saxophonists in the world, Lakecia Benjamin was voted 2020 DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Alto Saxophonist and Up and Coming Artist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. Known for her charisma and dynamism as a player, as a composer she has an inimitable skill of fusing […]

$55

Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents ~ Trumpeter Etienne Charles and Creole Soul’s Reggae, Calypso and Afro-Caribbean Jazz

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Trumpeter and Trinidad native, Etienne Charles returns to the Bach with his wonderful sextet, Creole Soul. Charles infuses reggae, Calypso and Afro-Caribbean music into a distinctive version of modern jazz.   He has already several albums including the highly regarded Creole Soul, which while steeped in the jazz tradition, delivered a unique spin on Creole-oriented […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents ~ Singer, Songwriter and Piano Phenom, Peter Cincotti

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Singer, songwriter and piano phenom Peter Cincotti burst on to the scene at 18 years old when he became the youngest artist ever to reach #1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Since then, Peter has been wowing audiences around the globe in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, collaborated with artists ranging from Andrea […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents ~ Vibist Joe Locke, Vocalist Kenny Washington and Pianist Jim Ridl with a Three Way Conversation

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Vibist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument, long known to be a soloist capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range. Joining Locke are two of his favorite music collaborators, pianist Jim Ridl and award-winning vocalist Kenny Washington – a jazz virtuoso who thrills audiences […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents ~ Billy Childs Quartet w/special guest Trumpeter Sean Jones

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

5-time grammy-award winner and 16-time grammy-nominated pianist and composer, Billy Childs remains one of the most diversely prolific & acclaimed artists working in music today. Childs' canon of original compositions and arrangements has garnered him the 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a composer’s award from the American Academy of Arts and […]

$55

Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents ~ Ann Hampton Callaway, a Leading Champion of the American Songbook

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted recently by Broadwayworld.com as "Performer of the Year", Ann is a born entertainer. Her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making […]

$45 – $55

Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents ~ Blind Pianist Justin Kauflin Performing with his 3-Piece Trio

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

At 36 years young, pianist Justin Kauflin has already produced eight albums as a leader, has appeared on at least 25 additional albums as sideman or guest artist and has recorded 48 original compositions for albums and film. Kauflin blind at age 11 began performing professionally at age 15.   While a student at university he […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents ~ The Keeper of the Afro-Caribbean Flame the John Santos Sextet with Special Guest Destani Wolf

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

More than a master percussionist, internationally renowned seven-time Grammy nominee, composer, producer, bandleader John Santos, is an educator and cultural activist. He is a keeper of the Afro-Caribbean flame steeped in Cuban and Puerto Rican folkloric traditions as well as salsa and Latin jazz. A 2012 San Francisco Latino Heritage Arts Awardee, born and raised […]

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Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents ~ The Melissa Aldana Quartet

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Sponsored by Gail Sinquefield Grammy-nominated saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana makes her eagerly awaited Bach debut. At 33, the Brooklyn-based tenor player from Santiago, Chile has garnered international recognition for her visionary work. Her album Visions, noted one of best albums of 2019 by NPR Music, earned the saxophonist her first Grammy nomination for "Best Improvised […]

Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents ~ Tiffany Austin’s Classic Jazz with Deep Love of Blues

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Vocalist, composer, educator and Juris Doctorate Tiffany Austin combines classic jazz tradition with a deep love for blues, spirituals and contemporary soul and a storyteller's knack for narrative.   Nothing But Soul, Austin's debut album from 2015, earned raves for its bold recasting of Hoagy Carmichael standards including sterling reviews in Downbeat and on NPR’s “Fresh Air.”   […]

$35 – $45

Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society Presents ~ The Django Festival Allstars

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

The Django Reinhardt Festival carries on the legacy of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt with top players from Europe combined with America’s great jazz stars to bring joy to the public with its swinging sound, virtuosity, romantic melodies, and camaraderie amongst musicians.  The Django Reinhardt Festival was launched in 2000 and established a home at the legendary […]

$45 – $55

Pat Bianchi Trio ~ Premier Organist Pays Homage to Joey DeFrancesco and Dr. Lonnie Smith

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Sponsored by Robert Levenson and Lani Shiota Grammy-nominated organist Pat Bianchi, a Downbeat rising star and Hot House magazine poll winner, has established himself as one of the premier organists on the international scene today. His command of the instrument, harmonic prowess, rhythmic intensity, and versatility are rivaled by few. Bianchi officially joined The Lou […]

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Jazz! Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents Vocalist Samara Joy

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

With a voice as smooth as velvet, Samara Joy’s star seems to rise with each performance. Following her winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, she began recording her debut album, the self-entitled, Samara Joy. Growing up in the Bronx, music was a pervasive presence due to the inspiration of her grandparents who led a […]

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Jazz! Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents the Gerald Clayton Trio

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Six-time Grammy-nominated pianist, composer and Blue Note artist, Gerald Clayton formally began his musical journey at the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. He then graduated from USC’s Thornton School of Music under the instruction of piano icon Billy Childs, following a year of intensive study with NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron […]

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Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents ~ Sandy Cressman & Homenagem Brasileira with Brazilian Jazz

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

The Bach opens the fall series with vocalist Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira (an homage to Brazil.) Cressman began her career with the highly acclaimed vocal jazz group Pastiche before being swept into her passion for Brazilian jazz. While many an American jazz singer flirts with the Brazilian songbook, Cressman made a name for herself […]

$35

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents the Azar Lawrence Experience 8-Piece Ensemble’s Sizzling Album “New Sky”

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Saxophonist great, Azar Lawrence celebrates his new album New Sky with his 8-piece ensemble who sizzle to his original compositions. Lawrence at just 19 years old was chosen by Elvin Jones for a 3 plus year stint and then by McCoy Tyner for 5 years to fill the shoes of John Coltrane. Azar recorded and […]

$45 – $55

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents Acclaimed Jazz Violinist Jenny Scheinman and her Quintet

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Internationally acclaimed jazz violinist Jenny Scheinman presents music she wrote and honed while in the wilderness of Northern California during the shutdown. This drum-less ensemble revels in full acoustic resonance and draws on Scheinman’s early string influences; John McLaughlin’s Shakti, Django Reinhardt and Wild West cinema. She is also sure to include a handful of […]

$35

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents Legendary Bassist Buster Williams’ Something More Quartet

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Legendary bassist Buster Williams leads his Something More quartet. The Guardian calls Williams one of the great acoustic bassists, and JazzTimes states Williams resume ranks with that of any bassist in the modern era. It’s a resume that includes working with Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt when he was 17; backing singing legends Betty Carter, […]

$35 – $45

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents Jazz Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt’s Quintet

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Multi-talented virtuoso Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the jazz world. He has been voted Rising Star on Trumpet five years in a row by Downbeat and his recordings and performances have earned him critical acclaim. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early in his career lead […]

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Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Presents Jazz Singer Tessa Souter Featuring Drummer Billy Drummond

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

At once unassumingly virtuosic and un-contrivedly emotional, award-winning Anglo-Trinidadian jazz singer, Tessa Souter, is “a beguiling artist who infuses everything she interprets with voluptuous intelligence and keen emotional insight.” (KQED ARTS). Her CDs have twice been picked as Top Ten Jazz CDs of the Year by the London Sunday Times. And Picture in Black and White […]

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The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents Helen Sung Quartet+ with Guest Jenny Scheinman

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Award-winning pianist Helen Sung brings her Quartet+ with guest violinist Jenny Scheinman. Sung is a virtuoso pianist who has seamlessly fused her classical background into her current passionate swinging sound. A 2021 Guggenheim Fellow, Sung graduated from the the inaugural class of the Thelonious Monk Institute and was a winner of the Mary Lou Williams […]

$45

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves, Best Latin Jazz 2017

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Grammy-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen and one of Brazil’s most fluent seven-string guitarists Marcello Gonçalves, will team up in this duo performance. Cohen has been voted Clarinetist of the Year, by the Jazz Journalist Association, every year since 2007! Gonçalves is world-known for his mastery of style and dedication to advancing the arts. Together, their duo album, Outra […]

$35 – $55

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents Roger Glenn’s “Beware the Vibes of March”™

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Multi-instrumentalist Roger Glenn and friends return to the Bach featuring an evening focused on the magic of the vibes. Beware the Vibes of March 2022 will be a special tribute to nonagenarian, vibist Terry Gibbs who will Zoom in with us to share some anecdotes about his history, and some of the music selections that the […]

$35 – $55

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents the “Lorca Hart Trio” Featuring Ralph Moore

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Drummer Lorca Hart brings the band from his latest album Colors of Jazz which features saxophone great Ralph Moore. Hart, originally from Taos, New Mexico and son of master drummer Billy Hart, is one of the West Coast’s go-to drummers having performed with Bobby Hutcherson, Carmen Lundy and Freddie Hubbard, to name a few. Moore has been […]

$35 – $45

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents “Immanuel Wilkens Quartet”” ~ Best Debut Jazz Recording of 2020

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Julliard trained composer, saxophonist and bandleader, Immanuel Wilkens, is a 23-year-old prodigy whose debut recording, Omega was released by Blue Note Records to critical acclaim. Having worked with his band over the last four years, Wilkins’ work has been recognized with accolades from The National Jazz Museum in Harlem to NPR’s nomination for “Best Debut Jazz Recording […]

$35 – $45

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents “Ray Obiedo Group” ~ Funk, Brazilian and Latin Jazz

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Contemporary jazz composer and guitarist Ray Obiedo has had an eclectic musical background during his youth spent in the San Francisco Bay Area. The sounds of Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Henry Mancini and the popular sounds of Motown Records influenced his early musical persona. Obiedo has a long association with Pete Escovedo and played […]

$35

The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Presents “The Baylor Project” ~ Jazz, Gospel, Blues and Soul

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States

Hot off their new Grammy nomination, husband and wife team Marcus and Jean Baylor, return to the Bach to perform their polished blend of jazz, gospel, blues and soul. As the children of pastors, the Baylor’s musical roots were planted deep within the church and it manifests in their soulful approach to performing. Marcusis the […]

$35 – $55