Bruns & Baché have really put together a great project and offer a classy delivery of an enjoyable collection of tunes.
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.
He [Baché] sings the way he's inspired to sing and he's not the least intimidated by [Bruns'] powerhouse group behind him.
"A singer [Baché] with great range of emotion, carefully backed by Bruns' Group."
" ... very musical ideas that have enhanced what are already well-known pop culture hits."
... [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!
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 ...
"Baché is able to sing to the heart of each song ..."
... the interaction between the two is excellent.
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.
Beck, Liane Carroll, GOT commercial.
David Bowie, Steve Miller
Michael Bublé, music faculty at LACHSA.
Elton John, Poncho Sanchez, Green Day
Ziggy Marley, Jungle Fire, Lady Antebellum.
Jazz Masters CalArts, The Happy Maladies, Shandy & Eva, Natália Spadini.
Dave Koz, Maria Schneider, Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Arturo Sandoval, Engelbert Humperdinck, Wayne Shorter.
Prince, Anchorman (jazz flute solo), Yellowjackets.
George Benson, Tower of Power, Ray Charles.
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.