CD Release Concert
Thursday, October 8 ~ 7 pm
Jazz at the Vineyard
Paschal Winery (1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, OR)
Cost: $25/$20 for SMP Members/$10 for students
Reservations: Email or 541-488-3869 for reservation or by credit card using the shopping cart below.
Siskiyou Music Project welcomes back by popular demand, Seattle based Gypsy jazz group Pearl Django to our Jazz At The Vineyard Series.
Now in their nineteenth year of performing, Pearl Django continues to be one of America¹s most respected and busiest Hot Club style groups. Though still strongly influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt, Pearl Django¹s repertoire now includes many original compositions. Their music reaches out across the divides of taste to a wide variety of audiences. The band’s fervent followers include Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli fans, guitar enthusiasts (and guitarists!), lovers of string music, including bluegrass devotees, who relish nimble, clean, intricate picking, “world music” fans drawn to French and Gypsy accents, plus jazz buffs and aficionados of the new swing music.
Transcending simple categorization, Pearl Django packs in enthusiastic audiences at dancehalls and nightclubs, at folk music festivals and jazz festivals alike. The group¹s inception was as a trio in Tacoma, Washington in 1994. The focus of Pearl Django was, and is, to incorporate the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with American swing music. They quickly expanded to a quintet, adding a violinist and a third guitarist. An interview on NPR¹s All Things Considered in 2001 brought the group to national attention. In June 2002, Pearl Django performed at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois sur Seine, just outside of Paris, France. They recently recorded their 12th CD, Time Flies and are currently touring to promote the new release.