Jazz and the Brandenburg Links to Explore

Brandenburg Concerto Performances and Literature


Selected Music Alluded to in Artist Interviews and Other Research


Music Presented in the Class

Walk-in Music


Part 1

5th Brandenburg Concerto; Karl Richter and the Munich Bach Orchestra

2nd movement, 6th Brandenburg Concerto; Brandenburg 300 Project

Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F. First Movement, Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter, conductor

Brandenbone 21; Brandenburg 300 Project

3rd Brandenburg Concerto; Sones de Mexico

3rd Movement, 2nd Brandenburg Concerto; Classical Jazz Quartet


Part 2

Brandenburg Gate Revisited; Dave Brubeck

Fat Bach and Greens; Christian McBride and Regina Carter (based on Bach’s Double Violoin Concerto)

Saint-Saëns; The Swan, Carnival of the Animals; Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott

Bach; Partita in E, Itzhak Perlman

Bach; Chaconne; Naoko Terai; Bach 333: Bach à la Jazz

Fratres; Gidon Kremer and Keith Jarrett

Billie Holiday; Don’t Explain, Regina Carter

Hiwumbe Awumba; Ugandan Jewish Music; Regina Carter

Oscar Peterson; Bach Suite; Oscar Peterson Quartet

Chick Corea and Bela Fleck at the Monterey Jazz Festival (2015) (Restricted Access)

Jonathan Scales, The Mouse; includes performance by Dr. Jeff Jones (Restriced Access)



Part 3

Bach; Fugue #2 in C Minor; Keith Jarrett (Restricted Access)

Tu Conga Bach (Conga) (Inspired by the C Minor Fugue, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) 

Ave Maria; Bobby McFerrin; Bach 2000, 24 Hours of Bach (Leipzig)

Seven Steps to Bach (Air on a G String by Bach and Seven Steps to Heaven by Miles Davis); Turtle Island String Quartet

Miles Davis; Seven Steps to Heaven

Bach; Wachet Auf Ruft Uns Die Stimme; Cantata BWV 140 – “Hey, wake up!” the voice calls to us; Jacques Loussier Trio and Bobby McFerrin

Jimmy Lyons at the first Monterey Jazz Festival (1958)(Restricted Access)

Modern Jazz Quartet; Little David’s Fugue (as performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival)(Restricted Access)

George Shearing; Get Off My Bach

Wynton Marsalis Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2, Movement No 3 III Allegro Assai


Part 4 Optional (If needed)

Brandenburg 300 Project Recording Technique Demonstration with Bob Danziger

BirdBach Badinerie

Magic Steps

Dances of the Monarch Butterfly (Brandenburg 43 Curie)

Linus Pauling (Danz-Beat version)





Links to Versions of the Brandenburg Concertos and Selected Other Works by Bach

Brandenburg 300 Project (Bob Danziger)

Videos with all 6 Brandenburg Concertos



Artists and Groups

Biographies and Discussions

Voyager Golden Record