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Orcas Center Presents on Center Stage

Martin Lund’s Jazz Fest:
Pearl Django

Friday, Sept 2nd at 6pm- Pearl Django
(Join us at 6pm for a pre-concert talk! Concert starts at 7pm)
Saturday, Sept 3rd at 6pm –
Pete Kirkland
(Join us at 6pm for a pre-concert talk! Concert starts at 7pm)
Sunday, Sept 4th at 7pm –
Martin Lund and the Off-Island All-Stars

Tiered Ticket Pricing: $57, $40, $25

The Orcas Island Jazz Festival (OIJF), Orcas Island’s premier jazz event, lights up Orcas Center for three days every Labor Day weekend. OIJF is dedicated to celebrating and sharing the music of jazz with the Orcas Island community and visitors, to introducing this quintessential American art form to new young audiences through education and performance, and to raising appreciation for the art of jazz in all audiences. Under the artistic direction of Martin Lund, one of the most diverse musicians in the universe, OIJF consistently showcases superb jazz. Each year at this Festival audiences enjoy some of the most highly regarded jazz artists working today.

COVID Policy Update: Masks are require in the theatre and lobby, except where refreshments are being served.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to work to keep our artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons healthy.

Pearl Django

Friday, Sept 2nd
Pre-Show talk at 6pm
Concert at 7pm

With a performance history spanning more than 27 years and having released 15 CDs, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. 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. 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.” 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. Throughout the years, Pearl Django has cultivated a devoted and enthusiastic following and they continue to play to packed houses wherever they perform.