Danny Bacher is an award-winning singer, saxophonist, songwriter and entertainer in the fullest sense of the term. He’s not only a master of the demanding soprano sax, but combines his virtuosity on the instrument with a talent for comedy and narrative storytelling. He’s a smooth and cool individual who makes hot jazz and pop, cut from the cloth of the great Louis Prima. Bacher swings with pizzazz, scats and sings with a smoky voice, all adding to his compelling stage presence. Stephen Holden in The New York Times said of Bacher that he’s a “prodigiously talented musical preservationist,” adding what Bacher knows in his bones is that “the secret of serious fun is not to take it too seriously.”
In addition to a solid career in jazz and cabaret, with a penchant for rare gems, classic pop and Great American Songbook standards, Bacher has also worked as an actor, comedian and writer, touring internationally with his original works. Along with working at venues such as the Blue Note, Birdland, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Town Hall, he has performed most recently at Carnegie Hall alongside the legendary Michael Feinstein, The Live at Lynn series at the Wold PAC in Boca Raton, FL and the 2019 Cayman Arts Festival. He was a featured performer at the American Songbook Association annual gala in September 2018 and made his Feinstein’s/54 Below debut in December 2018. Bacher has released two studio albums as a leader, “Swing That Music!” and “Still Happy” on the Whaling City Sound label. A recent recipient of the prestigious Margaret Whiting Award, he is also a proud member of the New York Friars Club.