Gonzalo Bergara Quartet


Doors at 7 music at 7:30  $20 (all money goes to the musicians)

The all-acoustic Gonzalo Bergara Quartet plays a modern variant of 1930’s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz. Composer and lead guitarist Gonzalo Bergara mixes a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina. His first CD, Porteña Soledad, was “Editor’s Pick” in Guitar Player Magazine, and Vintage Guitar Magazine called it a “masterpiece.” The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet consists of Gonzalo Bergara on lead guitar, Jeffrey Radaich on rhythm guitar, Leah Zeger on violin, and Brian Netzley on upright bass. The music is heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, as well as the traditional jazz and music of Bergara’s true home, Buenos Aires. “Gonzalo Bergara’s music exists in a way that very little music does. He has lavished such care on every phrase, built each arrangement with such lapidary precision and pared away anything extraneous, the music becomes sculpture. It has weight, density, gravity. This is serious music, and deeply moving.” Links to their website and tunes here.Reservations required to assure you a seat… fifthstfarms@gmail.com or 510 525-9248

Upcoming shows:

Crooked Jades, Saturday, October 24
Mikael and Mia Marin, Tuesday, October 27
Lindsay Straw & Darcy Noonan, Saturday, December 12