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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 will be playing at
Check, Please!
Bay Area Taste & Sip Event

Join KQED at this year’s Check Please! Bay Area, Taste & Sip event for your opportunity to try the best dishes from nearly 50 reviewed restaurants. Sip on a glass of merlot paired with brisket or sauvignon blanc with a crab cake, all while enjoying live music provided by Gaucho, courtesy of SFJAZZ


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