"Baché is able to sing to the heart of each song ..."
" ... very musical ideas that have enhanced what are already well-known pop culture hits."
"A singer [Baché] with great range of emotion, carefully backed by Bruns' Group."
Bruns and Baché, like stellar predecessors Louie Bellson and Mel Torme, are skilled musicians/arrangers.
Drummer Bruns leads a fine Jazz Collective ... The program is composed of great contemporary jazz, and Latin selections come alive ...
... [Bruns] is able to maintain melodies on many levels on his kit without getting in the way of the band or Baché, but adding so much rhythmic color at the same time, very nice!
He [Baché] combines the tone of [Michael] Bublé, the energy of [Kurt] Elling, and the feel of [Gregory] Porter.
Bruns' drumming and tight arrangements provide the perfect setting for Baché's vocals.
... the interaction between the two is excellent.
He [Baché] sings the way he's inspired to sing and he's not the least intimidated by [Bruns'] powerhouse group behind him.
Bruns & Baché have really put together a great project and offer a classy delivery of an enjoyable collection of tunes.
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).
Beck, Liane Carroll, GOT commercial
David Bowie, Steve Miller
Ziggy Marley, Jungle Fire, Lady Antebellum
Arturo Sandoval, Engelbert Humperdinck, Wayne Shorter
The Happy Maladies, Shandy & Eva, Natália Spadini
Dave Koz, Maria Schneider, Dee Dee Bridgewater
Michael Bublé, music faculty at LACHSA
Elton John, Poncho Sanchez, Green Day
Phil Collins, Ringo Starr, Toto
George Benson, Tower of Power, Ray Charles
Prince, Anchorman (jazz flute solo), Yellowjackets
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.