DR. BACH & the JAZZ PRACTITIONERS
This is an ultra-high-energy group of talented and experienced musicians who show their enjoyment while playing Dixieland, Swing, Dance, Blues, and Gospel. We perform with five to eight musicians, and our motto is: "We make a Party". We are definitely tuned-in to playing FOR the audience, making us a popular band in the Sacramento area.
In addition to Swing Dances in town, like the Midtown Stomp, we enjoy playing at jazz festivals, like Sacramento, Modesto, Graeagle, San Jose, and Jackson. We're proud to have participated in the Sacramento Jazz Festival & Jubilee for the last ten years.
We've performed at the Jazz Clubs in Sacramento, Monterey, Redding, Stockton, Modesto, Santa Rosa, Pismo Beach, Three Rivers and Fresno, entertaining members of their local jazz societies.
Our music is perfect for community events, and we've played at the Nevada County Fair, the Auburn Fair, the Placer County Fair, and the California State Fair.
We liven things up with our Dixieland Church Services that we play for several churches (from Auburn to the Bay Area).
We have a male vocalist in the band, plus our vivacious female vocalist. The band features a tuba /banjo sound for Trad tunes, and a string bass/guitar sound for Swing.
Charlie GEHLBACH (Dr. Bach) – trumpet/leader
Norm GARY – clarinet/sax
Jay PAULUS – trombone
Carl KAISER/Tom BRIER – piano
Jim ELSAAS – banjo/guitar/vocals
Jerry LOPES – tuba/string bass
Jim ROBERSON – drums
Angela ELSAAS– vocals
Charlie Gehlbach (Dr. Bach)