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Tribute to Prentice “Pete” Douglas at Douglas Beach House

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Tribute to Prentice “Pete" Douglas
Douglas Beach House
Half Moon Bay, CA
October 4-5, 2014

In some ways, for all of us who time and again came to the Douglas Beach House in Half Moon Bay to listen to some of the finest jazz anywhere, the passing of Prentice “Pete" ...

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The Swallow-Talmor-Nussbaum Trio at the Douglas Beach House

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Swallow-Talmor-Nussbaum Trio
Douglas Beach House
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Half Moon Bay, California
August 10, 2014

A rare U.S. performance by the highly sophisticated and seasoned jazz trio of Steve Swallow, electric bass; Ohad Talmor, tenor saxophone; and Adam Nussbaum on drums, set the stage for a two-set performance. Before ...

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Pete Douglas: 1929 - 2014

Pete Douglas: 1929 - 2014

Prentice “Pete" Douglas , founder of the legendary Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society and owner of the Douglas Beach House in Half Moon Bay California passed yesterday, July 12th. He was 85. For more than 50 years Douglas brought to the Bach some of the finest jazz musicians ever to grace any jazz stage in the world like Shirley Horn, ...

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Halie Loren at the Bach Dynamite & Dancing Society

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Halie Loren Quartet
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society aka Douglas Beach House
Half Moon Bay, California
June 22, 2014

Topping off the late afternoon at the Bach, the Halie Loren Quartet took the stage, ready to give the audience the gift of song. The quartet was composed of Brian West on drums, ...

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Melissa Morgan Quartet at the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

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Melissa Morgan Quartet
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Half Moon Bay, Ca.
May 11, 2014

As is often customary, vocalist Melissa Morgan did not immediately appear on stage while her trio of Los Angeles based musicians, pianist Sam Hirsh,bassist Katie Thiroux, and Matt Witek on drums, opened the show with an old ...

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Disappear Incompletely at the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

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Disappear Incompletely
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Half Moon Bay, CA
February 9, 2014

The electro-jazz septet of Disappear Incompletely performed selected numbers from the Radiohead songbook, with all arrangements by trombonist and electronics master Rob Ewing in what might be best described as the jazzification of the English rock band. ...

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Brubeck Brothers Quartet: at Filoli Estate

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Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Filoli Estate
Woodside, California
August 23, 2013

Six hundred fifty people streamed onto what had years before been a tennis court converted into an outdoor concert setting at the early 20th Century Filoli Estate, just south of San Francisco, California. Add to that the 50 volunteers and there were 700 people listening ...

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Frank Tusa Quartet at the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

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Frank Tusa Quartet
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Remembering Chet Baker
Half Moon Bay, CA

August 11, 2013

To honor the memory of the great vocalist and trumpet master Chet Baker, bassist Frank Tusa was inspired to create a concert based on the man and his music. Since Tusa had toured and recorded with ...

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Jerry Vivino and the LA/NY Jazz Trio: Half Moon Bay, CA, June 9, 2013

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Jerry Vivino and the LA/NY Jazz Trio
Douglas Beach House
Half Moon Bay, California
June 9, 2013

Three top-flight jazz musicians--saxophonist/flautist Jerry Vivino (soprano, tenor, and baritone), the ever-inspiring pianist Mitchel Forman and stand-up bassist Kevin Axt (touted as being Los Angeles' busiest bassist)--presented themselves on a breezy, sunny afternoon at the Bach Dancing and ...

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Denise Donatelli and Geoffrey Keezer Quartet: Half Moon Bay, CA, April 13, 2013

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Denise Donatelli and Geoffrey Keezer Quartet
Douglas Beach House aka Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society/
Concert
Half Moon Bay, California

April 21, 2013

Two-time Grammy nominee Denise Donatelli once again teamed up with master pianist Geoffrey Keezer for the singer's performance at the Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society. Aside from these two principals, Essiet ...