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Tributes to the Louies - Armstrong, Prima and Jordan - are nothing new. For years, artists with a penchant for finger-popping have doffed a cap to one or more of them, and with good reason: They're among the most significant music makers of the 20th century. Vocalist and soprano saxophonist Danny Bacher is the latest to tie together the Louis legacies on his invigorating new CD Swing That Music! (Whaling City Sound).

Bacher receives sterling support from a topnotch little big band featuring all-stars such as guitarist Howard Alden, cornetist Warren Vache, trombonist Pete McGuinness and bassist Ray Drummond. Song selections play like a dream jukebox, featuring a slate of tunes that connect jazz and blues to jump-swing and rock 'n' roll. Bacher's tenor vocals provide a sturdy vehicle for the music, and he pulls plenty of fire from his sax, undoubtedly inspired by the musicians he honors - ace solosits all - as well as those on the session. Bacher shares the mic with the charming Cyrille Aimée for a medly that pairs "La Vie en Rose" with "A Kiss to Build a Dream On." both romantic staples of the Armstrong repertoire. Aimée sings the former in her native French (a la Edith Piaf) as a prelude to Bacher's supple croon on the latter. Pianist Jason Teborek, bassist Drummond and drummer Bill Goodwin are spot-on, and Vache honors Pops' horn without imitating him.

"The secret of serious fun is not to take it too seriously, especially if it involves playing jazz. That attitude is something that the easygoing singer and saxophonist Danny Bacher, who appeared with a small swing band at the Metropolitan Room on Tuesday evening, knows in his bones.

It is about making hot music but staying cool, about cutting up while maintaining effortless self-control, about having a blast with friends. And at his performance of "Swing That Music," a homage to the era of jumpin' jive with a dollop of Dixieland, Mr. Bacher conflated the music of three Louises — Armstrong, Jordan and Prima — in a concert revealing him to be a prodigiously talented musical preservationist.

Mr. Bacher's voice is smoother than Prima's rasp, but in his bebop solos he revealed enough of his inner wild man to suggest a maniac behind the cool. "I Wanna Be Like You (The Monkey Song)," from "The Jungle Book," in particular, made me grin. It was a reminder that behind its academic trappings, a prime element of jazz has always been a game of monkey see, monkey do."

By STEPHEN HOLDEN

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  • 2018 EVENTS

  • JAN

  • 12th | FRI 11PM

    Harlem After Dark
    APAP Opening Party (by Pat Harris Productions)| Buy Tix

  • 14th | SUN 11AM

    NY Hilton Midtown
    APAP Showcase | Buy Tix

  • 21st | SUN 2PM
    Centenary Stage Company, 400 Jefferson Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840
    Danny Bacher and the Swing that Music All-Stars | Buy Tix
  • 24th | WED 12PM

    The Friars Club, NY
    A Tribute to George Gershwin | Buy Tix

  • FEB

  • 16th | FRI 9PM

    THE VILLA ROMA
    356 Villa Roma Rd., Callicoon, NY 12723
    Danny Bacher | Buy Tix

  • 21st | WED 1PM
    St. Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
    Midday Jazz Concert | Buy Tix
  • APR

  • 7th | SAT (Time TBA)
    The Center at Eagle Hill, 242 Old Petersham Rd, Hardwick, MA 01037
    Danny Bacher | Buy Tix
  • 8th | SUN (Time TBA)
    Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Ave, Deal, NJ 07723
    Danny Bacher | Buy Tix
  • 16th | MON 9PM

    The Villa Roma
    Danny Bacher

  • MAY

  • 10th | THRS 9PM

    The Villa Roma
    Danny Bacher

  • 12th | SAT 8:15PM

    The Beach Cafe, 1326 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021
    Danny Bacher presents: "An evening of Johnny Mercer" | Buy Tix

  • 21st | MON 9PM

    The Villa Roma
    Danny Bacher

  • JUNE

  • 3th | SUN 6PM

    BIRDLAND NYC
    Danny Bacher | Buy Tix

  • 18th | MON 9PM

    THE VILLA ROMA
    356 Villa Roma Rd., Callicoon, NY 12723
    Danny Bacher | Buy Tix

  • JULY

  • 5th | THRS 7PM

    Big Band Concerts at The Jazz Loft, Stony Brook, NY
    Danny Bacher with the Jazz Loft Big Band
    Under the direction of Tom Manuel | Get Tickets

  • 6th | FRI 7PM

    Big Band Concerts at The Jazz Loft, Stony Brook, NY
    Danny Bacher with the Jazz Loft Big Band
    Under the direction of Tom Manuel | Get Tickets

  • 7th | SAT 3PM & 7PM

    Big Band Concerts at The Jazz Loft, Stony Brook, NY
    Danny Bacher with the Jazz Loft Big Band
    Under the direction of Tom Manuel | Get Tickets

  • 11th | WED 7PM

    Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza
    Danny Bacher with New York's Swingtime Big Band
    Under the Direction of Steve Shaiman

  • 12th | THRS 7:30PM

    The Bickford Theater, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ
    Get Tickets

  • 18th | WED 7PM

    Carl Schurz Park, Manhattan—86th & East End Ave
    Danny Bacher with New York's Swing Time Big Band
    Under the Direction of Steve Shaiman

  • 26th | THRS 8PM

    Long Beach Summer Concerts/Neptune Blvd
    Danny Bacher with New York's Swing Time Big Band
    Under the Direction of Steve Shaiman

  • 31st | TUES 7PM

    Rocky Point Concert Series @ St. Anthony Church
    Danny Bacher with New York's Swing Time Big Band
    Under the Direction of Steve Shaiman

  • AUGUST

  • 2nd | THRS 7:30PM

    Westhampton Bch Village Green Gazebo, NY
    Danny Bacher with New York's Swing Time Big Band
    Under the Direction of Steve Shaiman

  • 10th | FRI 7:30PM

    Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Pk, E. Meadow
    Danny Bacher with New York's Swing Time Big Band
    Under the Direction of Steve Shaiman

  • 12th | SUN 11:30AM and 1:30PM

    The Blue Note, 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012
    Jazz Brunch Featuring the Danny Bacher Quartet | 11:30AM Tickets | 1:30PM Tickets

  • SEPTEMBER

  • 17th | MON 7:30PM

    THE 1st ANNUAL AMERICAN SONGBOOK ASSOCIATION GALA!
    The Irene Diamond Stage in The Perish Square Signature Center | Get Tickets

  • 30th | SUN 7PM

    "Still Happy" Album Release Party
    The Cutting Room | Get Tickets

  • OCTOBER

  • 9th | TUES (Time TBA)

    Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention Opening Night Gala
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Rose Hall

  • 29th | MON 9PM

    THE VILLA ROMA
    356 Villa Roma Rd., Callicoon, NY 12723
    Danny Bacher | Buy Tix

  • NOVEMBER

  • 1st | THRS 5:30PM

    BIRDLAND NYC
    Margi Gianquinto: A Centennial Tribute to Jo Stafford with Danny Bacher | Buy Tix

  • 26th | MON 7:30PM

    THE TRIAD, NYC | 158 West 72nd Street
    HIDDEN TREASURES VI: Songs of Larry Kerchner with Special Guest Danny Bacher | Buy Tix

  • DECEMBER

  • 21st | FRI 9:30PM

    Feinstein’s 54 Below, 254 W. 54th Street Celler, NYC
    Danny Bacher and his All-Stars present: “Lord have Mercer” | Get Tickets

  • 2019 EVENTS

  • FEBRUARY

  • 1st & 2nd | Fri & Sat (Time TBA)

    Heidi's Jazz Club, Coco Beach, Fla

  • 9th | SAT (Time TBA)

    Cayman Islands | Mabel Mercer Foundation
    Featuring: KT Sullivan, Jon Weber, Natalie Douglas, Marissa Mulder and Danny Bacher | DETAILS

  • 13th | WED (Time TBA)

    Lynn University, Boca Raton Fla

  • 23rd | SAT 8PM

    Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts
    1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park | Get Tickets

  • APRIL

  • 8th | MON (Time TBA)

    Boca Grande Fla.
    Danny Bacher and the "Swing That Music" All-Stars

Listen

Check out tunes from Danny's Newest CDs

Hooray For Hollywood


Joie De Vive

Get Happy


 

La Vie En Rose/Kiss To Build a Dream On
(Featuring Cyrille Aimée and Warren Vaché)



I Wanna Be Like You

Early in the Mornin


Contact

Danny

Bacher

Booking

JWP agency
Steve Frumkin
Tel: 941-924-8452
Email: Steve@JWPagency.com
Email: Rebecca@JWPagency.com

Publicity

Doreen D'Agostino Media
Doreen D’Agostino
doreen@doreendagostinomedia.com
917-916-2626

Radio Promotions

Mike Carlson
mcpro@earthlink.net
360-660-4909

Radio & Publicity

Mixed Media
Ginny Shea
ginny@mixedmediapromo.com
401-942-8025
www.mixedmediapromo.com

DANNY BACHER

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Email: danny@dannybachermusic.com

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