The Black Market Trust, a five-member jazz band based in Los Angeles, will perform at UW-Washington County on Friday evening, December 8 at 7:30pm.
Through their amazing vocals and timeless melodies, the group fuses unforgettable classics with elements of pop. Their incredibly cohesive music 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. The concert is offered as part of UW-WC’s visiting artist series.
Released in 2012, their debut album “The Black Market Trust” was a milestone in the genre of gypsy jazz and their sophomore album “II” featured a top-ten hit on the adult contemporary charts, a signature version of “Route 66.” Merging their love of everything from The Mills Brothers to The Beach Boys, Sinatra to Lennon/McCartney, the band has arranged lead and 3 part vocal harmony lines to many of the Great American Songbook standards. Live performances and fun interaction with the audience are the hallmark of the five member band, that includes: Nick Coventry (violin); Jeffrey Scott Radaich (lead vocalist/guitar); Brandon Laws (drums); Brian Netzley (bass) and Chris Irwin (rhythm guitar/vocalist).
Advance tickets for The Black Market Trust concert are $20 adults, $18 seniors (over 62) youth (under 18). Tickets on the day of the show are $2 more. Refreshments will be available for purchase from Jeff’s Spirits on Main. Tickets can be purchased online, www.washington.uwc.edu or by phoning 262-335-5208. UW-WC is located at 400 S. University Drive in West Bend. The theatre is located on the second floor of the campus. Free parking is available. For more information, visit the campus website at www.washington.uwc.edu.