Welcome, friends!

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”

»Learn more about the players

»Electronic Press Kit

Gaucho is featured in Andrew Gilbert's article "S.F. Jazz Festival: 10 shows you need to see" in the Mercury News!

Our new album, Thinking of You, is available!

»Purchase Thinking of You on CD Baby

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
»more gigs

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