Gaucho began as a gypsy jazz trio in 2002 and we have now happily grown to a sextet. Bringing together the styles of Klezmer, Brazilian Choros, Swing, New Orleans, and Roots styles as well as modern day melodies of relevance the band performs at least 3 times per week in our beloved hometown of San Francisco.
Gaucho is an all-star sextet featuring guitarists Dave Rickets and Mike Groh; internationally renowned gypsy jazz bassist, Ari Munkres; accordion virtuoso, Rob Reich; the old-time percussion stylings of Pete Devine, playing drum kit, washboard, jug bass, toy skulls and more; and screaming horns from legendary Tom Waits’ sideman, Ralph Carney.
Amy Tan, San Francisco resident and author of The Joy Luck Club, said, “There’s a tiny bar in the Mission called Amnesia (853 Valencia Street, +415 970 0012, amnesiathebar.com) which is fantastic, especially on Wednesdays when a band called Gaucho plays gypsy jazz à la Django Reinhardt. Dancers dress in 1930s costumes and do wild dancing. You can watch or get on the floor and look ridiculous. Fortunately, it is dark.”
For further information, contact Dave Rickets: firstname.lastname@example.org