With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club/gypsy jazz groups working today. In 1994, the group took shape as a trio in Tacoma, Wash. To round out their two guitars and accordion, they quickly expanded to a quintet, adding a violinist and a third guitarist. From the time of their inception, they've worked to infuse gypsy jazz with American swing music. While Pearl Django's sound is firmly rooted in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli, their extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.
A 2001 interview on NPR’s "All Things Considered" brought the group national attention. Their 2002 performance at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois sur Seine, just outside of Paris, earned them international attention as well. To date, this prolific band has released 12 CD's, featuring original compositions by each of the group's members.