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      November 3, 2012

      Saturday   8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

      301 West Holly St # 101
      Bellingham, Washington 98225

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      Pearl Django at Blue Horse Gallery Bellingham

      Voted favorite area jazz band 2003, by Seattle Weekly readers! "Pearl Django play(s) gypsy jazzand they do it with such verve, skill and pleasure that they're pretty much irresistible to jazz and non-jazz listeners alike." Seattle Weekly "Pearl Django: The gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt done to perfection!" Paul de Barros, The Seattle Times (2002) Members: Troy Chapman, Guitar; Ryan Hoffman , Guitar; David Lange, Accordion; Michael Gray, Violin; Rick Leppanen, Bass Background: (very brief) 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 of Paris, France. As of 2007 Pearl Django is working as both a quartet and a quintet (with accordionist, David Lange) All of the members are contributing original compositions to the band's expansive repertoire. They have released 11 CDs to date. "If Paris is the city of love, then Pearl Django's music is the flirtatious accompaniment." 6Moons.com (review of Under Paris Skies) Performance Highlights: Along the West coast, Pearl Django has performed from Los Angeles to Fairbanks. Festival performances include: Festival Django Reinhardt, Samois sur Seine, France; les Rendez-Vous de l'Erdre, Nantes, France; Sacramento Jazz Jubilee; Django Festival Iceland; Django Fest Northwest, Whidbey Island, Washington; Django Fest LA, Laguna Beach, California; Django Fest SF, Redwood City, California; Juneau Folk Festival, Juneau, Alaska; Capital City Jazz Festival, Madison, Wisconsin; Sweet and Hot Festival, Los Angeles, California; Great Connecticut Jazz Festival, Guilford, Connecticut; Mission Folk Festival, Mission B.C.; Bumbershoot {e_description}amp; Folklife Festival, Seattle, Washington; Wintergrass (a bluegrass festival) Washington, Jazz Alley, Seattle, Washington; Sun Valley Jazz Jubilee, Sun Valley, Idaho.


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