Neil Andersson Returns!
Siskiyou Music Project welcomes back Seattle-based Gypsy jazz group Pearl Django for our final show of the spring season at Paschal Winery.
This show is now sold out. Please email us to be put on the wait list if there are any cancellations.
Entering the 22nd year of performing, Pearl Django has reunited with guitarist and founding member, Neil Andersson, and has been joined by yet another outstanding jazz guitarist, Tim Lerch. Pearl Django, which has listeners in over 90 countries, has released 12 CDs with nearly 100,000 copies sold (counting downloads) and continues to expand the genre of Gypsy jazz. While these musicians love and respect the music of Django Reinhardt, they also are expanding the style with many original compositions and new musical directions.
Transcending simple categorization, Pearl Django packs in enthusiastic audiences at dancehalls and nightclubs, at folk music festivals and jazz festivals alike. The group’s 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 NPR’s 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 Paris, France.