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Pearl Django with Greta Matassa TONIGHT!

August 12, 2010

Pearl Django Quartet

Photo by Patrick Schneider

Concert number three brings internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, Pearl Django accompanied by vocalist Greta Matassa – to our little neighborhood park!  Both have strong roots here in Seattle and the Northwest.

Pearl Django was originally formed as a trio in Tacoma, Washington in 1994.  Their focus was, and is, to incorporate the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with American swing music… 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.

And as if that’s enough:

In 2009, Greta Matassa was voted “Northwest Vocalist of the Year” by Earshot Jazz. This marks the sixth time she has received this award in 15 years. Greta Matassa is one of the most talented singers working in jazz today.  Greta’s latest cd “I Wanna be Loved” Resonance Records remained on the national jazz charts for radio airplay for 3 months.

We’re excited to host such amazing talent!  Thanks so much to our generous sponsors for enabling this FREE concert series:  PCC, Prudential the Johnson team, West Seattle Blog, Cometa Playschool, Custom Crating, Fresh Bistro, Associated Recreation Council (ARC), Seattle Parks and Recreation, Wiseman’s Appliance and TV, Admiral Tattoo, Alki Mail and Dispatch, Atomic Boys, Barnecut’s Admiral Way Super Service, The Barnett Family, Circa, Linda’s Flowers & Gifts, Tony Meats of Rainier Investments, NK Architects, The Reese Family, and West Seattle Runner.

Thank them or show your support by dropping by their business!  See you on the lawn at 6:30 tonight!

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