THE BLACK MARKET TRUST
THE BLACK MARKET TRUST is an American pop/vocal jazz band that combines the sounds of the great American crooners like SINATRA, and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist DJANGO REINHARDT.
THE BLACK MARKET TRUST consists of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists.
Merging their love of everything from The Mills Brothers to the Beach Boys, Sinatra to Lennon/McCartney, the band began to arrange 3 part vocal harmony lines to 12 of their favorite Great American Songbook standards, melding two distinctly different vibes – one of a gypsy campfire, the other a slick metropolitan nightclub, into a cohesive, stylish sound.
The band’s debut album, released in 2012, is widely regarded as a milestone in the gypsy jazz world. The band’s lead guitarist, Jeffrey Scott Radaich, has been touted as one of the most innovative and influential American acoustic gypsy jazz guitarists.