Sunday, May 18, 2014
Pearl Django Featuring Vocalist Gail Pettis
Gail Pettis – “… a retro air that hints at the silken sophistication and storytelling elan of the young Nancy Wilson.. Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes
Named “ 2010 Northwest Vocalist of the Year,” by Earshot Jazz Society, (also 2007), Gail’s rich, warm vocals and understated phrasing have been described as “deliciously soulful” by Cadence Magazine.
Pearl Django – With a performance history spanning almost 15 years, Pearl Django endures as one of the most popular bands on the Northwest music scene. The band is known for their expert delivery of the Hot Club style, made famous by violinist Stephan Grappelli and guitarist Django Reinhardt. Pearl Django has played for festivals throughout the world, including the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois sur Seine, France. In 2001, an interview on NPR’s All Things Considered thrust the band into the national spotlight. They have recorded 9 CD’s to date. and continue to delight audiences of all musical sensibilities. This promises to be a very fun and swingin’ evening of Hot Club Jazz with French and Gypsy accents as well original music by the band. A must for string enthusiasts!iCal Import + Google Calendar