Caffè Musica presents Pearl Django, Saturday, May 20, 7 - 9pm: We are thrilled to welcome back one of the Northwest's most beloved groups as part of our on-going gypsy jazz series. We hope you will join us for this very fun evening of upbeat music.
With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions. Pearl Django has performed at festivals, dances and nightspots throughout the U.S. and abroad. They have played at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois sur Seine and have been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” The band’s signature style is marked by pristine and dexterous string work, colors of Bal Musette, the steady pulse of rhythm guitar and an unmistakable swing that delights audiences of all musical sensibilities. Throughout the years, Pearl Django has cultivated a devoted and enthusiastic following and they continue to play to packed houses wherever they perform. The group will be performing in their trio format - Tim Lerch , Guitar; Michael Gray, Violin; Rick Leppanen, Bass.