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Gaucho is a masterful Bay Area band that combines the influence of gypsy jazz of 1930’s Europe with the rhythmic drive and collective improvisation of New Orleans swing music, gutbucket blues and elements of ragtime. Their sound, a uniquely American concoction, blends instrumental acuity and lighthearted humor that keep their audience coming back for more. As founder, guitarist, and main composer Dave Ricketts says, the band is “in love with the music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Jimmie Rodgers, as well as the stories, the life styles and the foot steps of hundreds of other great jazz, blues, country and rock musicians that created the sound of American Music from roughly 1900-1950’s”

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Gaucho announces bi-coastal CD release shows!

Gaucho is releasing its 7th Album, GAUCHO LIVE AT JOE’S PUB, at bi–coastal CD release shows. They’ll kick things off with two shows at SF Jazz in San Francisco, then travel to New York City for a third show at Joe’s Pub at The Public.


When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
First Show: 8:00 p.m.
Second Show: 9:30 p.m.
Where: SF Jazz – Joe Henderson Lab
201 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Tickets: $20
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When: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Show: 9:30 p.m.
Where: Joe’s Pub at the Public
425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $20
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You can help Gaucho produce Gaucho LIVE at Joe's Pub. To find out how you can become a Gaucho Backer and check out the sweet backer rewards visit our GoFundMe Campaign

October 27, 2016 6:00-10:00 pm
2nd Annual Beaux Arts Ball
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November 5, 2016 8:00 & 9:30 pm Gaucho Live at Joe's Pub West Coast CD Release Party at SF Jazz
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November 16, 2016 9:30 pm Gaucho Live at Joe's Pub East Coast CD Release Party at Joe's Pub NYC
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Mondays Comstock, North Beach
Tuesdays Club Deluxe, The Haight
Wednesdays Amnesia, Mission
Fridays Comstock, North Beach
Sundays Brenda’s French Soul Food &
The Boxing Room, Hayes Valley
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