About

BRUNS & Baché (FKA “Bruns Collective with Kevin Baché”) is a Los Angeles based music group and originator of the jazz-pop music genre. Noted for their combination of jazz instrumentation, a horn section, and song writing with pop-aesthetics. Don Heckman (former L.A. Times music columnist) says they have “convincing similarities to the classic, hard-hitting qualities of Blood, Sweat & Tears”. 

 

Founded in 2010 by drummer/producer Jason Lee BRUNS [Bruhns], fronted by vocalist/songwriter Kevín Baché [bah-shay], and backed by an 8-piece band boasting the who’s-who of L.A.’s A-list session players.

Of whom have recorded with major label artists (e.g. Ray Charles, Michael Bublé, Ziggy Marley, Maria Schneider, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Phil Collins). 

 

The group has been performing to sold-out audiences at Southern California’s top venues for over a decade.  Including Catalina Jazz Club, Herb Alpert’s Vibrato, Vitello’s, various Santa Monica music series, and Jazz at LACMA. In 2017 and 2019 they completed multi-city tours in Japan.

 

Their past two albums were Top-10 charting (College Music Journal, Roots Music Report) airing on 300+ radio stations nationwide.

Several songs from the “Cherry Avenue” album enjoyed weekly spins on L.A.’s #1 jazz station K-JAZZ 88.1FM for over a year.

 

They are soon to release a vinyl box set that includes three albums produced by BRUNS – “Get Back “, ” Happy Holidays”,  and “Tribute con Salsa” (feat. Andy Garcia), recorded at the famous EastWest Studio Two (Frank Sinatra, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beach Boys, Whitney Houston), mixed by Grammy winning mixer Craig Bauer (Kane West, Lupe Fiasco), and mastered by Dave Collins (Ben Harper, Bruce Springsteen, No Doubt, The Police).

Musicians

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Jason Lee Bruns

Drums

Beck, Liane Carroll, GOT commercial

Baché LACMA

Kevin Baché

Vocals

David Bowie, Steve Miller

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Fabio de Souza

Trombone

Ziggy Marley, Jungle Fire, Lady Antebellum

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Mahesh Balasooriya

Piano

Arturo Sandoval, Engelbert Humperdinck, Wayne Shorter

Thomas – LACMA

Ben Thomas

Guitar

The Happy Maladies, Shandy & Eva, Natália Spadini

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Luca Alemanno

Bass

Dave Koz, Maria Schneider, Dee Dee Bridgewater

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Alex Hahn

Alto & Soprano Sax

Michael Bublé, music faculty at LACHSA

Blake – LACMA

Ron Francis Blake

Trumpet & Flügelhorn

Elton John, Poncho Sanchez, Green Day

Special Guests

Amy Keys

Amy Keys

Backup Vocals

Phil Collins, Ringo Starr, Toto

Fields – LACMA

Brandon Fields

Tenor Sax

George Benson, Tower of Power, Ray Charles

Buckingham – LACMA

Katisse Buckingham

Flute

Prince, Anchorman (jazz flute solo), Yellowjackets

Tribute

Zane Musa

sax (d. Feb. 2, 2015) – RIP to a legendary sax player and amazing person. A founding member of this band who also played with Jimmy Kimmel Live, Carson Daily Show, Christina Aguilera, Arturo Sandoval, John Mayer, Macy Gray and many others.

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New Album recently recorded at this famous studio - stay tuned![East West Studio Two]
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