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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, Leon Oakley 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.

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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!

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We are playing two shows at the 34th SF JAZZ Festival! Wednesday, June 15 at 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at SF JAZZ
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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