THE BLACK MARKET TRUST

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THE BLACK MARKET TRUST

Saturday – October 21, 2017, 7;30

Be captivated by the simple, elegant and well-defi ned classic sound of the American-pop vocal jazz band composed of fi ve world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists. “Virtuosic playing, beautiful harmonies, add fun interaction with the crowd.” – PBS

The band’s all-instrumental debut studio album, The Black Market Trust, released in 2012, is widely regarded as a milestone in the gypsy jazz world. Through the debut album, lead guitarist Jeff rey Scott Radaich gained notoriety for his songwriting, as well as his technical prowess and musicality. He has been touted as one of the most innovative and infl uential American acoustic gypsy jazz guitarists today. With their fi rst release, the band established themselves as leaders and innovators by combining pop “Brill Building” sensibilities with the traditional sound of Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club of France Quintet. The animated video featuring their song Referential Integrity has garnered over one million YouTube views.
From 2009 to 2015, bassist Brian Netzley along with guitarist Radaich, were members of the groundbreaking Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, whose rapid rise in the jazz world was cemented by twice headlining the prestigious Django Reinhardt Festival in Samoissur-Seine, France (the fi nal resting place of Jazz icon Django Reinhardt). After spending six formative years as supporting cast members with Bergara, Netzley and Radaich decided the time was right to focus on a new project that would stay true to their love of Django but combine it with a new American fl avor. Keeping the core trio line-up from the fi rst The Black Market Trust album of Radaich, Netzley and Chris Irwin on rhythm guitar, they rounded out the lineup with L.A.-based session and touring drummer Brandon Laws and Nick Coventry, a Tucson, Arizona violin hero/Eastern European folk music expert. In addition to the new musicians they also decided to add another new element to The Black Market Trust sound: vocals…

Merging their love of everything from The Mills Brothers to The Beach Boys, Sinatra to Lennon/McCartney, the band began to arrange lead and 3 part vocal harmony lines to 12 of their favorite Great American Songbook standards. Using Radaich’s emotive, light baritone as the focus and surrounding it with Netzley’s pure tenor and Irwin’s rich bottom-end, the band’s sound is a synthesis of two distinct vibes – one a Gypsy campfi re, one a slick metropolitan nightclub – resulting in a cohesive, stylish sound.

With II, The Black Market Trust has created an organic new sound that is daring, fresh and exciting yet somehow still familiar and inviting. Combining old world romance with new world form, The Black Market Trust brings you a simple, elegant and well-defi ned classic sound.

 

The Black Market Trust’s performance is sponsored by

Front Porch Café and The Flower Field