It's no easy feat to combine jazz, Frank Sinatra and the Beach Boys, but an upcoming musical performance is doing just that.
The Black Market Trust, a jazz quintet from Los Angeles, will be performing as part of the Williston Concert Association's 2018-2019 concert lineup on Tuesday. Inspired by classical crooners such as Frank Sinatra, with intricate vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Beach Boys, the ensemble have been performing all over the world since the release of their 2012 debut album, which has been considered by many as a milestone in the genre of gypsy jazz.
The group has had several songs in the Adult Contemporary Charts, scoring a Top Ten hit with their version of "Route 66" from their sophomore album. The Black Market Trust have also had success on the small screen, with their music being featured on TV shows such as ABC's "Happy Endings" and the Hulu original program "Casual."
Consisting of musicians Jeffrey Scott Radaich, Chris Irwin, Brian Netzley, Brandon Laws and Nick Coventry, the group combines violin, bass, guitar and drums to merge the musical styles of artists like The Mills Brothers and Lennon and McCartney with the acoustic guitar styling of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt to create a unique sound all their own. The group will perform their take on classics such as Fly Me To The Moon, You Make Me Feel So Young and Dream A Little Dream, as well as selections of original music.
The jazz ensemble appear courtesy of the Williston Concert Association, which hosts five concerts between September and April each year. The Black Market Trust is the second concert of 2018 for the organization. For $50 per adult, Concert Association members have access to all five shows throughout the fall and spring. The organization brings a variety of musical acts to the Williston area, with everything from the gypsy jazz stylings of The Black Market Trust, to the high-energy Cajun country sounds of the Doo-Wah Riders, appearing in March.
The Black Market Trust will be performing at Bakken Elementary on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Williston Concert Association at 701-572-2701. To find out more about The Black Market Trust and where to find their music, visit them online at www.theblackmarkettrust.com.