Sunday, June 10, 2012, 2:15pm
Faith Petric Stage
Gaucho is a Spanish word derived from "gadjo" - the Romany (Gypsy) word for non-gypsy man.
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.
Amy Tan, San Francisco resident and author of The Joy Luck Club, said, "There's a tiny tiny ...bar in the Mission called Amnesia which is fantastic, especially on Wednesdays when a band called Gaucho plays gypsy jazz a 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."