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The Days Of Cabaret Gratitude – THE COOL CAT

November 17, 2023
The Cool Cat – Danny Bacher You know those people who are just seemingly endlessly talented?  You look at everything that they do and wonder if they have some sort of special secret?  Or maybe you are just an underachiever?  That’s Danny Bacher.  Thanks to his publicity photos it’s hard not to kn…

Terry Gibbs Legacy Band: The Terry Gibbs Songbook from Cabaret Scenes

September 15, 2023
Ninety-eight-year-old Terry Gibbs started writing composing music in 1948 when he joined Buddy Rich’s big band. There are about 200 extant to date. This, he says, will be his last CD, “and I feel like a winner.” Joining Gibbs, who here plays a two-finger piano, is his dream band: Scott Hamilton (…

Terry Gibbs Legacy Band: The Terry Gibbs Songbook

September 15, 2023
At age 92 years old, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs was still a musical force when he recorded 92 Years Young Jammin’ at the Gibbs House (Whaling City Sound, 2017). His son, drummer Gerry Gibbs, paid homage to him with Songs from My Father (Whaling City Sound, 2021) with the Thrasher Dream Trio band. A…

Turning 99, Legendary Musician Terry Gibbs to Release Highly Anticipated Album, “The Terry Gibbs Songbook”

May 28, 2023
Celebrated musician Terry Gibbs, whose remarkable career spans over eight decades, is set to delight audiences once again with the release of his highly anticipated album, The Terry Gibbs Songbook. This momentous album, which pays homage to Gibbs’ exceptional talent as both a composer and a vibra…

Danny Bacher Surprises Open Mic at Cafe Centro

March 7, 2023
The patrons in Cafe Centro got a surprise and major dose of great music at Rob Russel’s Open Mic night last night. Award Winning Danny Bacher who was recently nominated as Best Jazz Vocalist in JAZZTIMES National Readers Poll (along with Harry Connick, John Pizzarelli and Tony Bennett ) was in be…

Club Review: Danny Bacher Quartet

December 12, 2022
There is something special in the sound, the style, and the phrasing of a horn player who sings; I think back to my favorites of the past like Chet Baker, Jack Sheldon, and even Louis Armstrong.  They brought a unique musicality and lightness to their delivery while paying attention to the lyrics…

Day One of the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 33rd Annual Cabaret Convention

November 9, 2022
By Marilyn Lester . . . Every autumn, there’s a much-anticipated event in the worlds of cabaret, popular song and jazz—the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Cabaret Convention. This 33rd edition—Look To The Rainbow: The Songs of Yip Harburg—was the proverbial breath of fresh air following several years a…

Interview: Christine Andreas of BROADWAY JAZZ at Bell Works

August 4, 2022
The cure-all for stress may just be Christine Andreas’ voice.

APSS Honors Lee Roy Reams

July 5, 2022
On Sunday June 12, the stars converged at the Cutting Room to honor the great Lee Roy Reams with a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the nonprofit American Popular Song Society (“APSS”), with a fine presentation of songs, stories, and anecdotes about working with Mr. Reams. There were also…

Danny Bacher and His Quartet Spread Plenty of Musical Joy at Pangea

April 26, 2022
By Marilyn Lester*** | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT NITE LIFE EXCHANGE Vocalist and soprano sax-master, Danny Bacher, is one of those performers who truly loves what he does, and it shows in his every performance. Versatile and multi-talented, this outing at Pangea as as part of the Spring Swing Jazz…

I Like Men: Celebrating 102 Years of Miss Peggy Lee

April 14, 2022
At a charity event in 2008, Sidney Myer (performer, booker, mentor, and beating heart of Don’t Tell Mama) told actress/vocalist Stacy Sullivan she should do a Peggy Lee show. “When I was pregnant with my daughter, I did an evening with Paul Horner who co-wrote with Peggy Lee and co-wrote the musi…

10 Videos That Have Us Jazzed To See DANNY BACHER QUARTET at Pangea on April 20th

April 14, 2022
Danny Bacher is a music man and when he has a chance to play, he doesn’t miss it. This horn-playing, jazz-singing entertainer has garnered fans everywhere, reaching even more during the pandemic with live stream events possessing of a global reach. Come April 20th, Bacher and his sax will be appe…

Say, who’s that hepcat Danny Bacher?

January 17, 2022
Danny Bacher has been called a lot of things – most of them good – and one of the most common, usually after someone has watched his stage show, is “old soul.” This singer, songwriter, arranger and gifted soprano sax player can come across as someone who’s time-traveled from the 1930s or ‘40s. “I…

Welcome to Tin Pan Alley

October 27, 2021
October 23, 2021 marked the first outdoor public concert to celebrate the official NYC landmark designation of Tin Pan Alley. The building addresses 47 to 55 West 28th Street are now historical  landmarks in keeping the birthplace of American Popular Music alive. It didn’t come easy, but took sev…

Photos: Billy Stritch, Marilyn Maye, Klea Blackhurst & More Come Out to Celebrate Tin Pan Alley Day

October 27, 2021
On Saturday, the Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project in collaboration with the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership presented a free, outdoor public concert at the Flatiron North Plaza featuring more than two dozen leading performers of Tin Pan Alley music and the Great American Songbook. Th…

BWW Special Event: TIN PAN ALLEY DAY Fills The Air With Music and The Streets With Dancing

October 27, 2021
Saturday, October 23rd was Tin Pan Alley Day in New York City – a day celebrating the official New York City landmark designation of Tin Pan Alley buildings at 47-55 West 28th Street. The day publicly launched the Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project, a new nonprofit organization dedicate…

BWW Feature: Spotlight On Danny Bacher – A Video Library

March 8, 2021
Danny Bacher is having a moment right now, and it’s one that is certainly well-earned and well-deserved. The bell-voiced singer with a knack for swing spent the last year presenting his brand of virtual concert through Metropolitan Zoom and, from the onset, he fit into the medium with finesse and…

2020 Readers’ Poll Results

February 16, 2021
Voting conducted via an online survey posted on our website Male Vocalist Gregory Porter Kurt Elling Danny Bacher Tony Bennett Pianist Chick Corea Keith Jarrett* Brad Mehldau* Herbie Hancock Fred Hersch Keyboardist Herbie Hancock Chick Corea Craig Taborn Hiromi Organist Joey DeFrancesco Dr. Lonni…


December 3, 2020
When in quarantine, these performers cut their suit to fit their cloth. by Stephen Mosher Nov. 21, 2020 In March, when the show business industry of Manhattan shut down, artists of the cabaret and concert industry discovered, relatively quickly, that there was an audience online. Through Facebook…

Danny Bacher in Your Living Room

June 23, 2020
On Friday June 19, I got ready to go out for a night of cabaret. I got dressed, poured a drink, and headed to my living room. For the next hour and half, I was serenaded, entertained, and made to laugh by the talented Danny Bacher. The one-man show was streamed live on Metropolitan Zoom, a leader…

BWW Review: Danny Bacher IN THE HOUSE On MetropolitanZoom Is In The Pocket

June 23, 2020
With the presentation of his show through MetropolitanZoom, Danny Bacher has taken online performing to a place that is, at once, completely new and thoroughly comfortable for him. It necessitated a little grunt work around the house for the gifted jazz musician to make the leap to the internet a…

Danny Bacher Will Stream a Live Show With Metropolitan Zoom

June 15, 2020
Singer/saxophonist and entertainer extraordinaire, Danny Bacher, joins forces with Metropolitan Zoom for a new and true one-of-a-kind event brought directly to your home! Don’t miss this unforgettable night of swingin’ jazz, American popular song, storytelling and laughs in this virtual night clu…

REVIEW: An Evening with Danny Bacher – Congenial Swing

February 24, 2020
When Danny Bacher sings “I Love Being Here with You” (Peggy Lee/William Schluger/additional lyrics Danny Bacher) he really means it. Few artists exude such palpable pleasure in performing. High spirited ease makes him as welcome as an old family friend.

The Green Room 42 Swings Sinatra: Starring Melissa Errico, Gabrielle Stravelli, Danny Bacher, Alexis Cole, Anais Reno

February 24, 2020
The Green Room 42 570 Tenth Ave 4th Floor inside YOTEL Friday February 21 For information and reservations, please click here

Frank Loesser: Heart and Soul

November 4, 2019
Posted on November 2, 2019 by Alix Cohen in Playing Around on Frank Henry Loesser (1910-1969) learned piano by ear. He held a wide variety of jobs in order to contribute to family income, including literally sin…

Cabaret Convention Celebrates Frank Loesser – Second Night

November 4, 2019
By Myra Chanin – Originally published at Frank Loesser is considered one of the most versatile of all Broadway composers. He started out writing lyrics for Hollywood movies and ended up writing complete score…

Danny Bacher With Special Guests Marilyn Maye & Harry Allen And Pat Longo’s Hollywood East Coast Big Band

October 15, 2019
Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 PM College of Saint Elizabeth’s Annunciation Center – Morristown Singer, saxophonist, and entertainer Danny Bacher will be joined by the iconic Marilyn Maye and popular saxophonist Harry Allen with the swinging Pat Longo’s Hollywood East Coast Big Band at the Annunci…

2019 ASA Margaret Whiting Award

July 10, 2019
June 25, 2019 The Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC The Laurie Beechman Theatre was the site of the first annual ASA (American Songbook Association) Margaret Whiting Award. Sponsored by the ASA and underwritten by Debbi Bush Whiting and My Ideal Music, the 2019 award was presented to singer-tenor saxo…

Danny Bacher – Serious Fun

June 4, 2019
by Marilyn Lester Last autumn, jazz singer and soprano sax player Danny Bacher released his second CD, Still Happy. That he is. Bacher is a purveyor of happiness, born under a lucky star. He’s a Renaissance man, a polymath of talent––a saxophonist, vocalist, composer, educator, actor, writer/play…

All the Things You Are –– The Music of Jerome Kern

May 26, 2019
By Marilyn Lester Each May the Mabel Mercer Foundation (MMF) salutes the work of a great American songbook composer at a fête in NYC’s Weill Recital Hall. It’s always a happy, festive affair, as a bevy of cabaret artists take the stage to interpret the work of the honoree. This year’s tribute to …

All the Things You Are -The Music of Jerome Kern

May 24, 2019
Just let me look at you/Don’t talk, don’t break the spell… teases Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Artistic Director/vocalist KT Sullivan, settling her gaze on familiar audience faces. Tonight’s honoree is one of her favorite composers. When not introducing or performing, Sullivan sits on the sidelines …

ASA Margaret Whiting Award Winner – Danny Bacher

May 8, 2019
Check back soon for the full article and images from the event!

Straighten Up and Fly Right: Danny Bacher and Nat King Cole – An Inspired Meeting

May 8, 2019
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Listen to your grandparent’s Big Band and Swing recordings and WNEW’s Make Believe Ballroom, learn how to play a musical instrument, and start singing, preferably not later than the freshman year of high school. Thank goodness our grandparents kept the old records…

Danny Bacher Brings Louis To Cafe Centro

April 2, 2019
It was a happy time at Cafe Centro last night. Danny Bacher brought his Jazz, Vocals, and Comedy to the Cabaret and joined forces with the Michael Masci trio. Danny has all the talents to perfectly pay homage to the three musician entertainers he celebrated in his show….Louis Armstrong, Louis P…
JazzTimes Review of Still Happy by Danny Bacher

Danny Bacher: Still Happy – Review of saxophonist/vocalist’s upbeat second album as a leader

December 28, 2018
The song titles alone on soprano saxophonist and vocalist Danny Bacher’s sophomore release provide a pre-listening hint of what to expect: They contain words like joy, fun, lucky, hooray, laughing, and—three separate times—happy.
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Danny Bacher Swings “Still Happy” at Feinstein’s/54 Below

December 27, 2018
Article By Dan Kassell Whaling City Sound picked singer-soprano sax player-composer, Danny Bacher to record, and Danny picked Allen Farnham (piano), Dean Johnson (bass), Samuel Martinelli (drums), Harry Allen (tenor sax) and Charles Caranicas (trumpet), for Feinstein’s/54Below as a pre-Christmas …

Marilyn Lester’s Review of Still Happy

December 5, 2018
If the DNA of Sidney Bechet and Louis Prima could be combined, the result would be Danny Bacher. He considers himself an entertainer in the old school mode of Prima, but with a very modern sensibility. He’s been an actor, writer and comedian but, as Still Happy attests, is mainly an accomplished …
Neon Jazz Interview with Danny Bacher

A Neon Jazz Interview with Jazz Singer, Saxophonist & Performer Danny Bacher

October 30, 2018
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Singer. Saxophonist. Consummate performer.Danny Bacher .. He spoke with us about his latest 2018 CD Still Happy .. He’s a fresh new face on the jazz landscape with a clean, crisp delivery is reminiscent of the true greats in ent…


October 12, 2018
by George W. Harris • October 11, 2018 originally posted at Feeling down in the dumps? A bit on the blue side? Feel like life’s not working out? “Why are you downcast, oh, my soul?” writes King David…

Singer-Saxophonist Danny Bacher’s New Album ‘Still Happy’

September 27, 2018
Originally posted at on September 26, 2018 Wild, unpredictable, Danny Bacher’s “Still Happy” represents the very best intersection of jazz, pop, delivered with the utmost of joy. Positively bursting at the seam…


September 26, 2018
September 25, 2018 | by: Jonathan Widran at With apologies to – and more than a few playful winks at – Beethoven, multi-talented songwriter, soprano saxman, singer, swinger and scatter extraordinaire is cornering the mark…
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Danny Bacher is Back!

September 25, 2018
STILL HAPPY / BURKE-LESLIE: Getting Some Fun out of Life. BRIAND-SABAN: Laughing at Life. BACHER: In Spite of This, I’m Still Happy. Joie de Vivre. BERLIN: Shakin’ the Blues Away. WHITING-MERCER: Hooray for Hollywood. BERNSTEIN-COMDEN-GREEN: Lucky to Be Me. JOBIM-DeMORAES: This Happy Madness. BRO…

Backstage at American Songbook Association’s THE JOINT IS JUMPIN’!

September 19, 2018
The American Songbook Association just presented its first Annual Gala, The Joint Is Jumpin’!, a joyous celebration of contributions to the American Songbook by Black songwriters and notable singers. The ASA also presented its first annual Lifetime Achievement Award to singer Marilyn Maye, presen…
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Danny Bacher: Still Happy

September 19, 2018
Danny Bacher received rave reviews for his 2016 debut album, Swing That Music, on which he covered a variety of tracks by the three Louis’- Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, and Louis Jordan. He has already established himself in the New York entertainment scene circling Broadway cabarets and is a pr…

Danny Bacher: An Evening of Johnny Mercer

June 8, 2018
Beach Cafe, NYC, May 12, 2018 – Reviewed by Marilyn Lester for Cabaret Scenes

Danny Bacher at Birdland- A Throwback to Cool

June 8, 2018
The Danny Bacher Quintet communicates in musical shorthand. This purposefully upbeat (don’t we all need it?) evening of swing/bop/jazz and a token ballad fizzes along as six top notch musicians appreciate one another on stage. (Bacher’s next CD Still Happy comes out in the Fall.)
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Danny Bacher – An Early Mother’s Day Present at the Beach Cafe

May 16, 2018
Danny Bacher had an early musical Mother’s Day present for the ladies (including his own) in New York’s coziest Cabaret last night. Beach Cafe proprietor Dave Goodside in his introduction of Danny correctly pointed out that performers in his intimate venue are singing, not to some distant back wa…

Music to warm the heart at Centenary Stage’s January Thaw Music Festival

January 10, 2018
Originally posted on 1/10/2018 Singer Freda Payne remembers the day in June 1996 that legendary jazz artist Ella Fitzgerald died. “I was heartsick,” Payne said in an interview with NJ Advance Media. “And I said, ‘You know what? I want to play Ella on stage.'” A few years later, the “Band o…

That’s Entertainment: Dietz & Schwartz and Friends

July 6, 2017
The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s annual summer concert celebrated composer Howard Dietz (1896-1983) and lyricist Arthur Schwartz (1900-1984), while including an unrelated roster of other writers. Relative newcomers and established artists presented jazz, cabaret, and musical theater interpretations …


May 22, 2017
The long tradition of variety shows was affectionately recalled in a program of entertainment at the Friars Club last night (May 17, 3017). Produced by Robin Lane, the show presented in the Milton Berle Room at the club featured comedy, song, music and even a magician, the sort of bill that once …

Saxophone Today

May 22, 2017
It used to be that the way to catch some of the best up-and-coming musicians was to go to Vegas and jump from lounge to lounge. Vegas has changed, and the number of lounge acts working there today has dropped precipitously. Today your best bet to find up and coming artists is to go to New York an…

Danny Bacher: A Swinger From Way Back, Here Today – THE ART MUSIC LOUNGE

September 27, 2016
MAY 1, 2016- THE ART MUSIC LOUNGE DANNY BACHER: SWING THAT MUSIC! / I Wanna Be Like You (The Monkey Song) (Robert Sherman-Richard Sherman); That Old Black Magic (Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer); Early in the Mornin’ (Jon Hendricks); If It’s Love You Want, Baby, That’s Me (Louis Jordan); Dream a Littl…
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Jazziz Magazine

September 26, 2016
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…
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O’s Place Jazz News

September 24, 2016

JazzFlits Review

September 22, 2016
JAZZ ON RECORD – TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH REVIEW The swing and rhythm & blues, which developed alongside bebop in the 1940s, are still being used as a source of inspiration. British pop singer Joe Jackson already revived the festive jump & jive in a distant past. Over here, in the Netherland…

CabaretScenes CD Review

September 22, 2016
Reviewed by Alix Cohen for Cabaret Scenes The title, Swing That Music!, is a little like saying: tomorrow the sun will rise. Swing is a given; it’s under this performer’s skin like bones. Arrangements celebrate and respect. Call/respond numbers are performed with brio. Solo vocals have an attitud…

“Swing That Music!” CD Review

September 22, 2016
Danny Bacher burst onto the American scene like a meteor, however, a meteor quickly burns in the dense layers of the atmosphere. But as for Danny Bacher and his career , on the contrary, is steadily going up, which is confirmed by the warm reviews in the pages of leading American publications. Fo…
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Review: ‘Swing That Music,’ – THE NEW YORK TIMES

December 17, 2015
Effortless Fun in a Tribute to Jazz Forerunners -The New York Times 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 Met…

Inside The 2nd Night of the 26th New York Cabaret Convention

December 15, 2015
Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci hosted the second day of the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s New York Cabaret Convention. The Donald Smith Award was presented to Jeff by managing director Rick Meadows and Debbi Bush Whiting presented Celia Berk with The Margaret Whiting Award. Performing in the eve…

The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall

December 15, 2015
On the second night of this year’s 26th Annual Cabaret Convention, Jeff Harnar and Andrea Marcovicci (photo left) hosted A Sentimental Journey: World War II Songs, inspired by Marcovicci’s memorable Oak Room at The Algonquin show, I’ll Be Seeing You–Love Songs of World War II. (The CD is highly …

The Friars Club Presents Danny Bacher’s SWING THAT MUSIC

December 15, 2015
The Milton Berle Room heard the sounds of past Friars, Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, and Louis Prima last night as Danny Bacher brought his show Swing That Music to the club. BroadwayWorld was there for the fun. The club has been home to many of the music world’s past legends and Danny Bacher’s …

Cast Your Ballots For Danny

December 15, 2015
For 2015 New York Cabaret Awards in 14 Categories; Voting Ends 12/31 On Thanksgiving Day, BroadwayWorld announced the nominees in 14 categories for the 2015 BWW New York Cabaret Awards. BroadwayWorld’s cabaret editors and reviewers congratulate all the deserving nominees and everyone who performs…
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Urban Stages Winter Rhythms

December 15, 2015
Show Celebrating Famous Duets Is Widely Varied and Entertaining Described as “An Afternoon of Famous Duets,” Saturday’s Urban Stages Winter Rhythms presentation (Day Four of the 11-day, 20-show festival) was unexpectedly sweeping in its approach, covering duos that sang pop, folk, jazz, Great Ame…

Displaying Vintage Performing Savoir Faire

December 15, 2015
DANNY BACHER Swings The Louis’–Armstrong, Prima, Jordan–at the Metropolitan Room -Broadway World Danny Bacher has the performance ease of an artist who’s spent twice his years on the circuit. His preternatural feel for swing delivers scrupulous control, hip, unfussy phrasing, nuanced inflection…


December 20, 2013
Music has been added to the cafe menu at Le Cirque on Mondays. The world famous restaurant has an exciting line up of cabaret and Jazz artists appearing in their cafe every Monday starting at 7:30 PM. This week, Danny Bacher was featured and you can check out photos from the event below! There i…

What’s On Your Playlist?

December 20, 2013
Newcomer, singer/saxophonist Danny Bacher grew up in Wayne, New Jersey, home to one of the !nest Jazz Departments in the country at William Patterson University. As a high school student, Bacher received much of his informal training there playing with student ensembles, attending workshops, and …

Finally I can Hear the Waiter and My Love

December 20, 2013
There are not too many places we “adults” can frequent that offer the old world ambience of glamour, gourmet cuisine, and sophisticated music.   The world famous Le Cirque now offers it in it’s Cafe Le Cirque on Mondays.   The Maccioni family have a love of music as well as food and they now serv…

Hoboken Digest

December 9, 2013
Edward’s Steakhouse isn’t just Great Steaks – Live Music and Nightly Specials Complete This Unrivaled Steakhouse. Leave the hustle and bustle of Jersey City behind for an elegant night at Edward’s Steakhouse. The festive music and upscale dining set the ambiance for any special occassion. Weekly …

Jersey City Magazine

December 9, 2013
Danny Bacher holds forth at Edward’s Steakhouse, wowing the crowd with his soprano sax and jazz vocals. He says he’s worked hard to get a “great sound” out of his soprano sax, which sets him apart from the more popular alto and tenor saxes. Though Bacher is only 33, he loves the American Songbook…


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