The Black Market Trust are an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release II combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting 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, The Black Market Trust capitalize on their experience and pedigree to deliver a sophomore album that manages to bring a new and exciting sound to 12 tried and true classic songs.
The band’s all-instrumental debut studio album, The Black Market Trust, released in 2012, is widely regarded as a milestone in the gypsy jazz world. The band’s lead guitarist, Jeffrey Scott Radaich, gained notoriety for his technical prowess and musicality. He has been touted as one of the most innovative and influential American acoustic gypsy jazz guitarists today. With their first release, the band established themselves as leaders and innovators by combining pop “Brill Building” sensibilities with the traditional sound of Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club of France Quintet. The animated video featuring their song Referential Integrity has garnered over one million YouTube views.
“The Black Market Trust… adheres to the Hot Club musical ideals, while cleverly folding in pop and rock influences from decades after the time of Django”- Josef Woodward, Santa Barbara News-Press