Sassafras Trio combines toe-tapping swing, breakneck gypsy classics and re-worked jazz standards in a vibrant and engaging mix of acoustic music, all performed with the dazzling virtuosity and passion that is intrinsic to the gypsy jazz tradition. Expect music from Django Reinhardt, Biréli Lagrene, Gonzalo Bergara and Les Doigts Des L’Homme (to name a few) plus original arrangements of jazz standards and some original compositions too, all with a progressive leaning. Featuring Aaron Deacon and Lachlan Guitar (guitars) and Pete Jeavons (double bass), Sassafras Trio will deliver an afternoon of nuanced gypsy swing that is guaranteed to please.
Formed in late 2015, Sassafras has now established a reputation as one of Perth’s premier gypsy jazz groups. The band performs in a range of different formats but is perhaps best known as a five-piece featuring vocalist Jessie Gordon and clarinettist Adrian Galante (“Sassafras”). The band also performs as an instrumental quartet (“Sassafras Quartet”) and sometimes even as a sextet, adding pedal-steel guitarist Lucky Oceans and violinist Emily Gelineau to the quartet line-up. All the different band formats do have one thing in common, the core string trio of Lachlan Gear, Aaron Deacon and Pete Jeavons (“Sassafras Trio”).
DATE: Sun 25 Sep
WHERE: Speakeasy, rear Gallery 152, 152 Avon Terrace, York
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