Beso Negro
Beso Negro
Roma Americana

Beso Negro

MAY 12-15 | Jazz Manouche

May 13, 2022
Joe Henderson Lab
FriMay 13
7:00 PM

$25

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FriMay 13
8:30 PM

$25

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Standing apart from a host of Bay Area groups who have embraced the “jazz manouche” sound pioneered by Django Reinhardt, Beso Negro has taken a decidedly au courant approach, infusing classic French Romani jazz with a passionate, contemporary sensibility and modern rock energy. The band, scalable from a trio to a quintet, counts Andrew Bird, Nick Cave, and Tom Waits among its influences, which blend harmoniously with the improvisatory style popularized by Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli in the 1930s.

The Farifax-based band has toured extensively, turning in inspired sets at Outside Lands Music Festival, Oregon Country Fair, SXSW, Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival, Symbiosis, Whole Earth Festival, Slim’s SF, and the Great American Music Hall, and are known to SFJAZZ audiences through memorable performances at the 2017 at Summer Jazz Concert series in Palo Alto as well as the opening night event for the 36th San Francisco Jazz Festival in 2018.

Beso Negro has released a pair of superb efforts, including their 2011 debut Somos, and the follow-up, Burn it Down.

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Beso Negro has released a pair of superb efforts, including their 2011 debut somos, and the follow-up, Burn it Down.

If they don't make you dance, check your heartbeat.

San Francisco Chronicle

If they don't make you dance, check your heartbeat.

San Francisco Chronicle

Personnel

Adam Roach vocals & guitar
Eli Carlton-Pearson guitar
Matt Montgomery violin & accordion
Cheyenne Young bass
Ethan Turner drums

Beso Negro has taken an old musical style and made it edgy and new.

Marin Independent Journal

Personnel

Adam Roach vocals & guitar
Eli Carlton-Pearson guitar
Matt Montgomery violin & accordion
Cheyenne Young bass
Ethan Turner drums

Beso Negro has taken an old musical style and made it edgy and new.

Marin Independent Journal

Watch & Listen

Beso Negro

Burn it Down

Beso Negro

Desde Alli

Beso Negro

Burn it Down

Beso Negro

Desde Alli

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