Sun Valley Artist Series presents Pearl Django
Arts, Culture & Nature
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Sun Valley Artist Series presents Pearl Django in an evening of world-class Django Reinhardt and Gypsy jazz. Come early for a "Meet the Artists" presentation at 6:15 PM!
Now in their seventeenth year of performing Pearl Django continues to be one of America's most respected and busiest Hot Club style groups. Though still strongly influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt, Pearl Django's repertoire now includes many original compositions. Their music reaches out across the divides of taste to a wide variety of audiences. The band's fervent followers include Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli fans, guitar enthusiasts (and guitarists!), lovers of string music, including bluegrass devotees, who relish nimble, clean, intricate picking, "world music" fans drawn to French and Gypsy accents, plus jazz buffs and aficionados of the new swing music. Transcending simple categorization, Pearl Django packs in enthusiastic audiences at dancehalls and nightclubs, at folk music festivals and jazz festivals alike.