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Pearl Django With Gail Pettis


Back by popular demand, Pearl Django and their masterful gypsy jazz returns to the the Jansen Art Center’s Chamber Hall. According to the Seattle Weekly, Pearl Django plays “with such verve, skill and pleasure that they’re pretty much irresistible to jazz and non-jazz listeners alike.” 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. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions. Throughout the years, Pearl Django has cultivated a devoted and enthusiastic following and they continue to play to packed houses. With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. 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”. Joined by Gail Pettis, vocalist, are Pearl Django musicians: Tim Lerch, Guitar; Jim Char, Guitar; David Lange, Accordion; Michael Gray, Violin; Rick Leppanen, Bass.


• Sat 2/9/19 at - 7:30 PM

Call to Artists: Spring Juried Exhibit

Art Show

The Jansen Art Center is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Spring Juried Exhibit. The Juried Exhibits are open to the public as a way to showcase the artistic talent in Whatcom County and the surrounding region. Each season, artists are invited to submit up to five pieces to be judged by a qualified jury made up of artists, curators, and other figures in the arts community. The selected pieces are displayed in the Jansen Art Center for the community to enjoy. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 PM on Monday, February 11. There is a $30 submission fee for up to 5 works. Artist level members (or higher) receive $10 off their submissions.


• Wed 1/9/19 - Mon 2/11/19 at

Jansen Jazz Band


The popular Jansen Jazz Band returns to the Chamber Hall for their winter performance. The Jansen Jazz Band is a 20-30 member community band that performs under the direction of Steve Herrick. All of the musicians are volunteers, members of the community who enjoy learning and performing. The Firehall Cafe remains open through intermission offering soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee, beer, wine, and desserts. If you’d like to get here early and enjoy some free music in our Piano Lounge, J.P. Falcon Grady will be playing from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Tickets for the performance are $10 and are available at the Jansen Art Center or online at Proceeds from the concert fund the continuation of this community music program.


• Thu 2/21/19 at - 7:30 PM