Rich Graiko Photo Via Facebook

VIDEO: Rich Graiko Group Brings Jazz Vibes to Beat Hotel

Tuesday night, the crowd at Beat Brasserie (aka Beat Hotel) in Harvard Square were treated to the jazz-driven sounds of the Rich Graiko Group. You know Rich Graiko as trumpet player for Westbound Train, Void Union, and his latest act, The Brooklyn Attractors. His line up the other night also featured Westbound Train sax player Josh Cohen.

We recommend you drop whatever you’re currently doing, pour yourself a cocktail (our friends at Bishop and Rook have a wide selection of drink recipes for musical pairing), and enjoy your Friday afternoon with these fabulous lounge ska sounds.

The tune in this next clip is the standard “My Little Suede Shoes.

UPDATE 6/1/15 6:30 PM: Here are a few more from that same show.

Performing the Skatalites classic “Confucius”

Performing the Derrick Harriott hit “Monkey Ska”


Jacob Wake Up!

Jacob Wake Up! is managing editor of Boston Ska (dot) net. He's been going to ska shows since high school and never looked back. Jake lives in Roslindale and works in communications by day. You can see him perform with The New Limits or strike up conversation with him at a local ska show.

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