Gaucho, a gypsy jazz sextet, was formed in 2002. The lineup consists of Dave Ricketts & Craig Ventresco on guitars, Ari Munkres on standup bass, Rob Reich on accordion, Ralph Carney on horns, and Steve Apple on drums & percussion.
On occasion, guest artists bring their own spice to the mix. While we base much of our repertoire in the music of Django Reinhart and the gypsy jazz of 1930's Europe, we also find inspiration in the rhythmic drive and collective improvisation of New Orleans swing music and the “gut bucket” sound. Gaucho is a first-rate ensemble, playing the music we love with boundless energy, passion, and humor.
Our new album, Thinking of You, is available!