photo credit: Scott Mitchell

About

BRUNS & Baché (FKA “Bruns Collective with Kevin Baché”) have been performing to sold-out audiences at Southern California’s top venues for over a decade.  Including Catalina Jazz Club, Vibrato, Vitello’s, various Santa Monica series, and Jazz at LACMA. In 2017 and 2019 they completed multi-city tours in Japan.

 

Lead and founded by drummer/producer Jason Lee BRUNS [Bruhns] and fronted by the powerful lead vocals of charismatic singer/songwriter Kevín Baché [bah-shay]. A horn section, backup singers, and a traditional jazz rhythm section comprised of L.A.s new generation of top session players back this duo’s arrangements at live shows and in the studio.

Though rooted in the jazz tradition — influenced by a variety of contemporary genres, Bruns’ folkloric drumming studies from around the world, and Baché’s pop writing sensibilities — there is nothing antiquated about the group’s modern sound.

 

Their most recent albums “Live at Catalina” and “Cherry Avenue” 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.  

 

The group is releasing several new studio recordings this year including an L.P. of all originals, a tribute E.P., and two holiday singles.

Next Show

All shows currently postponed due to the Pandemic.  In the meantime, please check out the ALBUMS page for recordings!

Players

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Jason Bruns

Drums

Beck, Liane Carroll, GOT commercial

Baché LACMA

Kevin Baché

Vocals

David Bowie, Steve Miller

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Alex Hahn

Alto & Soprano Sax

Michael Bublé, music faculty at LACHSA

Blake – LACMA

Ron Blake

Trumpet & Flügelhorn

Elton John, Poncho Sanchez, Green Day

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Fabio de Souza

Trombone

Ziggy Marley, Jungle Fire, Lady Antebellum

Thomas – LACMA

Benjamin Thomas

Guitar

Jazz Masters CalArts, 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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Mahesh Balasooriya

Piano

Arturo Sandoval, Engelbert Humperdinck, Wayne Shorter

Special Guests

Buckingham – LACMA

Katisse Buckingham

Flute

Prince, Anchorman (jazz flute solo), Yellowjackets

Fields – LACMA

Brandon Fields

Tenor Sax

George Benson, Tower of Power, Ray Charles

Amy Keys

Amy Keys

Backup Vocals

Phil Collins, Ringo Starr, Toto

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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Albums

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