Gaucho featuring Rob Reich
Gaucho began as a gypsy jazz trio in 2002 and we have now happily grown to a sextet. Bringing together the styles of Klezmer, Brazialian Choros, Swing, New Orleans and Roots styles as well as modern day melodies of relevence the band performs at least 3 times per week in our beloved hometown of San Francisco.
Gaucho is an all-star sextet featuring guitarists Dave Rickets and Mike Groh; internationally renowned gypsy jazz bassist, Ari Munkres; accordion virtuoso, Rob Reich; the old-time percussion stylings of Pete Devine, playing drum kit, washboard, jug bass, toy skulls and more; and screaming horns from legendary Tom Waits' side man, Ralph Carney.
Amy Tan, San Francisco resident and author of The Joy Luck Club, said, "There's a tiny bar in the Mission called Amnesia (853 Valencia Street, +415 970 0012, amnesiathebar.com) which is fantastic, especially on Wednesdays when a band called Gaucho plays gypsy jazz à la Django Reinhardt. Dancers dress in 1930s costumes and do wild dancing. You can watch or get on the floor and look ridiculous. Fortunately, it is dark."