The Jazz Gallery – The Jazz Gallery Fall Fundraising Auction 2018
Auction Ends: Nov 18, 2018 08:00 PM EST

Unique Experiences

Conversation with Recording Producer for Gregory Porter, Lizz Wright, and Norah Jones!

Item Number
Estimated Value
$550 USD to rc7ef08b9
Number of Bids
10  -  Bid History

Item Description

One-hour conversation over coffee with a recording producer, Brian Bacchus, who signed Norah Jones to the legendary Blue Note Records during his tenure at the label. He has produced the last two recordings by Gregory Porter as well as Lizz Wright. Brian is currently working for another historical label, Impulse.


Grammy winning producer and ex-label head / A&R man that has spent time at most of the major labels and some Indies. He has a unique expertise in the music business including live presentation in a digital world.

Over 30 years in the music and recording business. Started as a buyer in the #1 national retail chain and was then cherry picked for first major record label appointment to do national radio and retail promotion. Based on knowledge and long personal relationships with major artists, was quickly promoted and then became an A&R executive and staff producer at 4 different major labels over the years. Ran an indie label for Chris Blackwell of Island Records and then went independent as a freelance music producer. Added live production and stage management skills for the largest summer music & arts festival in the country over the last decade.

Signed and A&R'd Norah Jones' Come Away With Me, one of the most successful recordings and recording artists of the past 30 years which went on to receive 8 Grammy Awards and sell over 30 million units worldwide. Has a well rounded experience in the total music business experience (past and present) from recording & remixing to marketing & promotion to live production & stage management.

"Producing recordings with great artists is my main focus but I'm still consulting for emerging and established artists, entertainment/marketing entities and artist management."

Past productions include Gregory Porter's Be Good and Liquid Spirit (Grammy winner), Patricia Barber's A Distorion of Love, Randy Weston's Volcano Blues & Spirits of Our Ancestors, Terry Callier's TimePeace, Lizz Wright's Fellowship and Sullivan Fortner's Moments Preserved.

"Bacchus was an A&R man for Verve, Antilles, RCA and Blue Note before moving into production and doing stellar work with Randy Weston, Patricia Barber and Gregory Porter.. His A&R work with Norah Jones contributed mightily to her debut, one of the biggest selling albums in history." - Michael Jarrett from PRESSED FOR ALL TIME: Producing The Great Jazz Albums University of North Carolina Press

Item Special Note

NYC area only. 1-hour at a time of mutual conveniences. Winning bidder will assume the cost of beverages.