Combining old world romance with new world form, the Black Market Trust brings a simple, elegant and well-defined classic sound to audiences that will have toes tapping. This American pop and vocal jazz band will be performing Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Sound Bites Grill Celebrity Show Room.
The Black Market Trust combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European fire and energy of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
Through their handsome vocals and timeless melodies, the Los Angeles-based band fuses unforgettable classics with elements of pop.
Consisting of five musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, the Black Market Trust capitalize on their experience and pedigree to deliver a lively, crowd-pleasing performance. Their music has been featured on TV shows like the ABC television series “Happy Endings” and the Hulu original program “Casual.”
Merging their love of everything from the Mills Brothers to the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the band has arranged lead and part vocal harmony lines to many Great American Songbook standards. Be transported as they meld two distinctly different vibes — one of a gypsy campfire, the other a slick metropolitan nightclub — into a cohesive, stylish sound.
The Black Market Trust, having played in Sedona the last two years, is setting out on its 2018 tour, with Sound Bites Grill being the first destination before heading to Tucson and then off to North Carolina.
Members Jeffrey Scott Radaich, Chris Irwin, Brian Netzley, Brandon Laws and Nick Coventry imbue the album with an obvious love of music and contagious, upbeat, toe-tapping joy.
Lead guitarist Radaich has gained notoriety for his song-writing, as well as his technical prowess and musicality. He has been touted as one of the most innovative and influential American acoustic gypsy jazz guitarists today.
Tickets for the evening are $15 to $25 for VIP seating. The entire dinner menu is available until 10 p.m. on Saturday and until 9 p.m. on Sunday. The venue also offers a dinner package of a three-course pre-fixed menu. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. both evenings.
Sound Bites Grill is at 101 N. State Route 89A in the Shops at Piñon Pointe in Sedona. Visit SoundBitesGrill.com or call 282-2713 for more information and the full calendar of events.