Danny Bacher is a singer, saxophonist, consummate performer and a fresh new face as jazz’s newest bright light – and man does he swing! His clean, crisp delivery is reminiscent of the true greats in entertainment. An engaging stage presence, a smooth-as-silk voice, and his gift as a storyteller all come together to complete this package.
Add to that his saxophone prowess and you have one of the hottest musicians on the scene today. The Danny Bacher Quintet with special guest Tampa Bay trumpeter James Suggs will play the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Sunday, April 7 at 7pm. Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 day of show. Advance tickets are available online at wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Having honed his chops in NYC, the jazz capital of the world, Bacher exudes the emotion of a seasoned veteran performer, mixed with his own youthful vigor and bounce. He has a palpable innate magnetism that can’t be taught. From his catchy, toe-tappin’ renditions of rare gems to classic takes on the Great American Songbook, Bacher is always at home on the stage and presents his case with elegance, style and class.
On his first CD debut on Whaling City Sound, Danny presented ‘Swing That Music!’ – A musical tribute to the three Louis…Armstrong, Prima & Jordan – to rave reviews with an “A” list band of jazz royalty including cornetist Warren Vaché (Rosemary Clooney/Annie Ross); drummer Bill Goodwin (Phil Woods); guitarist Howard Alden (Woody Allen films); Jazz tenor sax legend Houston Person (Etta Jones, Freddy Cole), Grammy nominated trombonist & arranger, Pete McGuinness; pianist/arranger Jason Taborek; and saxophonist David Demsey (William Patterson College). Adding to this beautiful rainbow of sound is ‘rising star’ Cyrille Aimee on two outstanding duets with Bacher, forming a truly musical dream team.
“Bacher delivers scrupulous control, hip phrasing and the kind of savory scat I haven’t heard from a man in some time, certainly not one so young!”
“A swinger that could single handedly ignite a whole new jazz craze.”
“Swing is a given; it’s under Bacher’s skin like bones. Arrangements celebrate and respect. Call/respond numbers are performed with brio. Solo vocals have attitude, but sound authentic coming from this young man.”
“Danny is a rare artist. A swingin’ musician, who is a wonderful singer, and one who really understands and delivers the lyrics! What a concept!”
– Legendary vocalist Marilyn Maye
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
Photo credit – John Abbott