BANDON — Bandon Showcase presents the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at the Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. S.W. in Bandon City Park.
The all acoustic Gonzalo Bergara Quartet plays a modern variant of 1930s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz. Composer and lead guitarist Bergara mixes cascades of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina and is supported by an ace clarinetist and a honed rhythm section, according to the group’s website. Begara’s 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 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,” a review stated. “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 ...and deeply moving.”
Tickets are still available for the upcoming season, which, in addition to the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet on Oct. 12 includes:
• Friday, Jan. 18: Claire Lynch Band, an award-winning country artist and composer.
• Saturday, April 6: The Alley Cats, an a capella group that has the “perfect blend of musical talent and comedic timing.”
• Saturday, May 18 (gala dinner precedes the concert): Presidio Brass, a dynamic force in American Brass music.
Season tickets cost $100 per seat. Individual shows cost $25 each. All seats are reserved. Also available are tickets to the annual gala dinner, which will be held May 18 prior to the final show of the season. Tickets for the gala dinner cost $45 each.
Season and individual show tickets are available at Bandon Mercantile or leave your name and number at 541-347-SHOW (7469) for a call back. For more information visit www.bandonshowcase.org.