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Sassafras Quartet featuring Lucky Oceans
March 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lachlan Gear – Acoustic Guitar
Aaron Deacon – Acoustic Guitar
Adrian Galante – Clarinet
Pete Jeavons – Doublebass
Formed in mid 2015, Sassafras has now established a reputation as Perth’s premier gypsy jazz group. Perhaps best known for their work with the quintet version of the group (“Sassafras” – featuring vocalist Jessie Gordon), the four instrumentalists have also been steadily developing their sound as a tight-knit and energetic instrumental group: Sassafras Quartet.
The quartet repertoire features gypsy jazz classics from Django Reinhardt alongside music from modern masters such as Birelli Lagrene, Gonzalo Bergara, Les Doigts Des L’Homme and others. The band also has varied selection of original arrangements of jazz standards, traditional gypsy music and some more obscure modern pieces as well.
Sassafras Quartet combines toe-tapping swing, breakneck gypsy jazz, wistful french waltzes 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.
Sassafras has sold out numerous shows and venues throughout Western Australia and beyond and this will be one of the last chances to catch them for a while as various members of the band are heading overseas to further their musical explorations over the coming months.
Sassafras Quartet will be joined by Grammy-Award winning steel guitarist Lucky Oceans for part of their first set.