Gaucho, a gypsy jazz sextet, was formed in 2002. The lineup consists of Dave Ricketts & Michael Groh on guitars, Ari Munkres on standup bass, Rob Reich on accordion, Ralph Carney on horns, and Beth Goodfellow on drums & percussion. On occasion, guest artists bring their own spice to the mix.
While they base much of their repertoire in the music of Django Reinhart and the gypsy jazz of 1930's Europe, they 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 they love with boundless energy, passion, and humor.
Home Base: San Francisco