Enjoy an intimate evening of music at the Art House with Pearl Django and special guest guitarist Vince Brown.
Tickets $20. Advance tickets available from Art House at 943-3377.
Now in their sixteenth year of performing, Pearl Django continues to be one of Americaʼs most respected and busiest Hot Club style groups. Their music reaches out across the divides of taste to a wide variety of audiences. Though still strongly inﬂuenced by the music of Django Reinhardt, Pearl Djangoʼs repertoire now includes many original compositions. 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.
Ryan Hoffman & Troy Chapman, Guitar; Michael Gray, Violin;
David Lange, Accordion; Rick Leppanen, Bass
Vince Brown has been performing and teaching acoustic music on guitar, tenor & 5-string banjo & uke in a variety of styles for over 30 years. Recent performance projects include western swing style take-off guitar with Red Brown & the Tune Stranglers, guitar & tenor banjo with the gypsy swing band Hot Club Sandwich and a swing duo project with vocalist LaVon Hardison.
Vince has also recently been host to "The Swing Set" a weekly series that has afforded the opportunity to play with some of the Northwests finest musicians including Neil Andersson & Michael Gray from Pearl Django; swing violin legend Paul Anastasio; Steel guitar masters Dan Tyak & Ben Bonham and the mistress of the ukulele Del Rey!