An 8-piece crossover jazz ensemble featuring L.A.s top jazz musicians handpicked by drummer, bandleader, and producer Bruns. They showcase a virtuosic 3-piece horn section, a highly versatile rhythm section, and powerful lead vocals by singer/songwriter Kevin Baché [bah-shay].
Their music, while rooted in the jazz tradition, is influenced by a variety of genres and features unique arrangements by Bruns based on his folkloric drumming field-research from around the world.
They perform at L.A.’s top jazz venues including Catalina, Vibrato, and Vitello’s and various city of L.A. events including “Jazz at
LACMA” and “Meet Me at Reed”. They toured Japan in April of 2017 and again by popular demand in July of 2019.
Their most recent albums “Live at Catalina” and “Cherry Avenue” (produced by Bruns for the Panout Music Group™ label) were Top-10 charting, and aired on 300+ radio stations nationwide. “Cherry Avenue” enjoyed radio play on L.A.’s K-JAZZ 88.1FM for over a year. The group has garnered numerous positive press and media reviews.
" ... very musical ideas that have enhanced what are already well-known pop culture hits."
Drummer Bruns leads a fine Jazz Collective ... The program is composed of great contemporary jazz, and Latin selections and come alive ...
He [Baché] combines the tone of [Michael] Bublé, the energy of [Kurt] Elling, and the feel of [Gregory] Porter.
... the interaction between the two is excellent.
... [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!
"Baché is able to sing to the heart of each song ..."
"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.
He [Baché] sings the way he's inspired to sing and he's not the least intimidated by [Bruns'] powerhouse group behind him.
Bruns' drumming and tight arrangements provide the perfect setting for Baché's vocals.
Bruns & Baché have really put together a great project and offer a classy delivery of an enjoyable collection of tunes.
Beck, Liane Carroll, GOT commercial.
David Bowie, Steve Miller, Music Faculty.
Elton John, Poncho Sanchez, Green Day, Ziggy Marley.
Michael Bublé, music faculty at LACHSA.
Ziggy Marley, Jungle Fire, Lady Antebellum.
Jazz Masters CalArts, The Happy Maladies, Shandy & Eva & Natália Spadini.
Arturo Sandoval, Engelbert Humperdinck, Wayne Shorter.
Dave Koz, Maria Schneider, Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Prince, Anchorman ``Jazz Flute” scene, yellow jackets.
George Benson, Tower of Power, Ray Charles.
sax (d. Feb. 2,2015) – RIP to this 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.