Agachiko is a band populated by veteran musicians who have pared their playing down to the essentials, all energy focused on bringing the emotional reality of the songs to life. Featuring Gabrielle’s gripping, soulful and technically spot-on voice and presence, the band sports the unique horn section of flute, trumpet and tenor sax, along with classic hollow-body jazz guitar, acoustic bass and drums. The sound can be understated and delicate, bluesy and brash, or full and lush.
Agachiko’s repertoire ranges from originals to Nina Simone-related material, classic torch songs and even show tunes given an earthy reality by Gabrielle’s no-nonsense singing. Arrangements are written by Grammy nominated arranger Russ Gershon of the Either/Orchestra, who provides tenor sax here, and by Ken Field of the critically acclaimed Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.
Playing small rooms with a growing audience coming along with them, to a place of elegance, incredible musicality and sultry ambiance; torch songs, and joy.