Free Gypsy Swing Jazz Concert: Gaucho | Yoshi’s Oakland
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Yoshi’s Jazz Club (Oakland) | 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland
Check out a free jazz concert by Gaucho, the “Best Jazz/Blues Band of 2009″ according to SF Weekly. Gaucho plays in the Lounge at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland’s Jack London Square on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 9:30pm.
“Gaucho has its own feel,” group’s founder Dave Ricketts says. “It has a Gypsy jazz sound, but we don’t focus on that rhythm. I’m not trying to say we’re reinventing swing, but we’ve got our own signature. We also find inspiration in the rhythmic drive and collective improvisation of New Orleans swing music, that great gut bucket sound.”
Originally a trio featuring Ricketts, guitarist Michael Groh and stand-up bassist Ari Munkres, Gaucho quickly attracted a dazzling cast of improvisers including accordion ace Rob Reich, drummer/percussionist Pete Devine, and reed expert Ralph Carney, a brilliantly expressive player best known for his many recordings with Tom Waits.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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