Gaucho: Bouncin’ Around

Gaucho riding high on Gypsy jazz: Aidin Vaziri | With long-running residencies at Amnesia and Tartine Bakery (along with a half-dozen odd shows in between), Gaucho just might be the hardest-working Gypsy jazz band in San Francisco. Next month the group, founded by guitarist Dave Ricketts, will play five shows in five days. We asked Ricketts to promote each one separately while giving us the entire history of the collective, which is currently rounded out by guitarist Michael Groh, bassist Ari Munkres, accordionist Rob Reich, reed player Ralph Carney, drummer Pete Devine and special guest vocalist Tamar Korn. No big deal, right?

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