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Pearl Django - Celebrating 25 Years!

Wed, Jan 2 -
Thu, Jan 3, 2019




$30.50 ($6 Service fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Seattle's favorite gypsy jazz band Pearl Django for two nights. Band members are Tim Lerch (guitar), Rick Leppanen (bass), Michael Gray (violin), Jim Char (guitar), and David Lange (accordion). Show times Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm each night.

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With a performance history spanning almost two decades and over 100 shows at Jazz Alley, 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 Stephan 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.

They will also be welcoming a new member in the guitar chair, Puget Sound gypsy jazz legend Jim Char. Jim has made name for himself in the local jazz scene, performing at the 2016 Djangofest Northwest, and the international Gypsy Jazz world, traveling to Paris and Samois, France to pay homage to Django and playing music with some of the finest Gypsy jazzers in the world. Jim also teaches the Gypsy Jazz and Swing workshops at the Wintergrass Festival in Bellevue, WA and is the founder of the Hot Club of Seattle. Fluid stick work and coherent, compact solos make this vibraphonist a delight." —The Stranger

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