Listen to David’s interview on Trish Hennessey’s Hybrid Jazz
Self-confessed Army Brat David Bach had a leg-up regarding his family’s many moves. He was able to study with some fabulous music teachers in different towns. His classical base was strong but he wanted to learn more than what was expected of a descendant of Johann Sebastian Bach.
So, Progressive Rock was next – and, as was David’s nature – he immersed himself in the intricacies of the keyboard work involved in this genre. A move to Europe solidified his music orientation. But something was stirring that required a shift of focus. Jazz was becoming the primary interest – and two things solidified the new direction that David would take. Returning to the States and studying with renowed Jazz instructor, Ted Alexander. Realizing that his compositional skills were developed and ready for the full-time profession of his dreams, David pressed on.
And – oh my – what a pressing 🙂 Two Gold Records, BET’s Jazz Discovery Showcase Award (David Bach Consort), Maryland’s State Art Council Performance Award, touring and/or recording with Janet Jackson, Everything But the Girl and Enrique Iglesias. And playing in front of smaller audiences to crowds exceeding 30,000.
1998 marked the debut of David’s solo musical recorded history – “Window on the West” was followed by three more. Now, “Otherworld” has debuted and it has wowed some serious critics. To this point: our guest will join us on the show – then must get ready for his exciting journey to promote his music – in Bangkok and Singapore! New opportunities are happening at every turn for Washington, D.C. based David Bach – and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. And certainly one who is READY for ALL of it.