September Newsletter
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#4 in series, last show of 2018
9.13 5:30 PM & 7:30 PM Fiber Optic Center, 23 Centre St, New Bedford, MA, Bill Miele, bass; Jim Robitaille, guitar; Chris Poudrier, drums
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Click here for "Woodstock" on SoundCloud


9.16  7-11:30p Debra Mann Record Release Concert - 16 Anawan Street, Fall River, MA 42721
11.16   8p CD Release Concert Chan's - 267 Main St., Woonsocket, RI
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Mini-documentary on the making of Still Happy
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September 28, 2018 Release
Danny Bacher
Still Happy

Singer-Saxophonist, Danny Bacher is a fresh new face on the jazz landscape. His clean, crisp delivery is reminiscent of the true greats in entertainment. An engaging stage presence, a smooth-as-silk voice, and the gift of a storyteller all come together to complete his new recording, Still Happy.

This swinging album features a compelling marriage of uplifting tunes and performances, delivered with the style and polish of a seasoned pro. “The way I like to connect to my audience is through humor, lightness and a positive message” says Danny. “I like to convey a positive message.” Offered without irony, these sentiments serve as the baseline philosophy behind Still Happy.

The album features arrangements by Danny and Allen Farnham, crafted to energize Danny’s indefatigable spirit; a rhythm section plus horns plus percussion galvanized tight by purpose and desire; Danny’s own “In Spite of All This, I’m Still Happy,” and “Joie de Vivre,” each complementing perfectly the project’s theme and variations; and signature moments of musicality and wit.

There is a wry yet reverential send-up of “Hooray for Hollywood,” a peek behind the dream factory curtain, replete with Danny’s original, happy-making lyrics (“You’ll be splurgin’ to see a surgeon/He’ll make your tuchas look good…”) “Hollywood” proves to be a touchstone, a contrast to the album’s final track, “Cloudy/Nuages.” Together they reveal the yin and yang of Danny’s personality. The former is exuberant, bracing, filled with vivacity; the latter, ruminative, introspective, private.

Danny looks to the heart (and feet) by endowing these tracks – and all others – with sophisticated subtlety. One hears traces of calypso (“Get Happy”), and doo-wop (“Shaking The Blues Away”), and pure Billie Holiday (“Getting Some Fun Out of Life”).

With both words and deeds, Still Happy reflects Danny’s North Star mandate: he aims to please. He is a pure soul, a humanist at heart, whose creativity aligns perfectly with a desire to spread joy. This album is the latest installment in his vision of a sing-along, bouncing-ball world. It is a simple reminder: in the hands of a master storyteller, music is magic.

9.17 7:30p American Songbook Association's First Annual Gala The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY
9.30 7p Danny Bacher CD release show, The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St., NY, NY (expected to sell out so get your tickets here)
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Click here for "Alfie" on Soundcloud
Calm Waters, Rolling Swells & Roiling Seas
A Whaling City Sampler
Brought to you by Destination New Bedford
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Click here for "Right Here Waiting" on YouTube
Dori Rubbicco with the John Harrison Quintet
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Peaked at #6, 14 weeks on chart, highest debut
9.8 6-9p Monika Herzig Trailhead, Bloomington, IN 
9.11,18,25, 10.2,9 6-10p Topos 403 Indiana Jazz History, Bloomington IN
9.23 tba Monika Herzig & Volker Schlott  Yorkschloesschen Berlin Germany
10.6 5:45-6:45p Athenaeum The Time Flies The Year of German-American Friendship Day 110:30p-1:30 The Time Flies Chatterbox, Indianapolis, IN
10.7 4-6p Jazz in the Barn with the Time Flies  The 100th Hill (Airtime Studios), Bloomington, IN 
10.11 tba Monika Herzig w/ Norbert Krapf Riley Museum, Indianapolis, IN
10.20 6-9p Monika Herzig & Peter Kienle Trailhead, Bloomington, IN 
10.25 tba Sheroes, McLean Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
10.26 tba Sheroes, Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH
10.27 tba Sheroes, Blu, Akron, OH 
10.29 8+10p Sheroes, Blues Alley, Washington, DC
10.30 tba Sheroes, Charlottesville Jazz Society, Charlottesville, VA
11.1 tba Sheroes, Rite of Swing Jazz Cafe Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
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  Peaked at #9, 12 weeks on chart
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Peaked at #16, 13 weeks on chart
9.13-17 7p Rostov Jazz Festival an Moscow Jazz Club Esse with Benito Gonzalez Tomas Baros and David Hodek, Moscow RU
10.25-29 7p Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festival, Malaysia
11.3-4 7p Jazz Club Exuburance with Benito Gonzalez, Mike Boone and drum prodigy Mehki Boone, Philadelphia, PA
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 Peaked twice at #8, 16 weeks on chart!
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#12, 6 weeks on chart

9.8 Amazing Things Arts with Matt DeChamplain, Todd Baker, Gary Johnson, 160 Hollis St., reserve/call 508-405-2787 $20,  Framingham, MA
9.13 Music Center rehearse with The OurBigband, Portsmouth, NH
9.14 OurBigBand, Concert at The Kittery Theatre, ME
9.15 10a-12 Jazz Workshop Music Center, Portsmouth NH
9.15 7:30p The Courthouse Center For The Arts, Matt DeChamplain, Dave Zinno, Gary Johnson, West Kingston RI
9.16 3p Johnny’s Atlantic Resort, Middletown, RI
9.18  7:30,10:30p Sahara Club, Ben Cook, Todd Baker and Gary Johnson, Methuen MA
9.20 7p Rochambeau Library concert series, Hope St and Rochambeau with Kent Hewitt, Todd Baker and Gary Johnson,  Providence, RI
9.22 1-4p Greenvale Vineyards Jazz series, Portsmouth, RI
9.28, 29 workshop University of New Mexico and concert evenings, Taos Trail Inn, Ojo Caliente, NM
9.30 6p Mineshaft Jazz, Madrid, Spain
October 26, 2018
Telemann Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord
Dorian Komanoff Bandy and Paul Cienniwa

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