"Danny Bacher is effortless fun!" --New York Times
Danny Bacher and his Swing That Music All-Stars are back by popular demand at Manhattan's Metropolitan Room with special guest vocalist Charenee Wade on August 25! Make your reservations now!
34 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
/Vocals, Soprano Sax Allen Farnham
/Piano Elias Bailey
/Bass Steve Johns
/Drums Warren Vache
/Cornet Jay Rodriguez
/Tenor Sax Pete McGuinness
Featuring rising star vocalist Charenee Wade
The New York Times recently reviewed Swing That Music." Here's what they had to say:
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." —New York Times
More About Danny Bacher & His Upcoming Debut CD Swing That Music!" SWING THAT MUSIC! marks the recording debut of an extraordinary talent, vocalist-saxophonist Danny Bacher (pronounced: Back-er). Danny unleashes his substantial chops and signature wit to pay homage to three jazz firebrands—Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, and Louis Jordan—in a series of kinetic tracks that vibrantly reimagine classics from the three Louis' repertoire for today's audience.
Danny hails from New Jersey and was raised on classic jazz and the American popular songbook. Vocally, he possesses a warm smoky tone; instrumentally, he favors a lush and lyrical soprano sax style that complements perfectly his role as storyteller. Trained in music, theater, and comedy, Danny is a born performer, perfectly poised to summon the spirit and legacies of the three Louis. Danny understands the 360 of entertainment—he's also a proven playwright and comedian who first garnered notice off-Broadway and has toured nationally and internationally with his original work.
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