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Solo accordionist Jetty Swart plays Piaf and more - AT CAPACITY

Beach=Culture at the Beach House

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

Solo accordionist Jetty Swart plays Piaf and more - AT...

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Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email
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5:15-6:15pm Docents available to discuss the site at the Marion Davies Guest House
6:30-7:30pm Concert 

Jetty Swart (AKA Jet Black Pearl) sings and plays an idiosyncratic blend of traditional French songs and more modern affairs, using loops and beatboxing, stream of consciousness poetry and tongue in cheek covers of pop icons.

Jetty Swart, a native of the Netherlands, was taking off in a career as a graphic designer when she fell in love with a dusty old accordion in a hidden corner of a second hand shop in Prague. She took it home, mostly for its flowered bellows and its woodcraft, but when she tried to play it, she discovered a beautiful melancholic sound. And her fingers seemed to like its mother-of-pearl keys much more than the plastic computer ones they were so used to... Packing her bags, she traveled to the south of France, where, seduced by the weather, the nature, the lovely villages and a charming town called Montpellier, she decided to stay for a couple of months, singing and playing the accordion in the streets. Months turned into years, the street gave way for real stages where she met other like-minded musicians and in 2000 she started her band, Yeti. First covering old French songs and then creating her own, she has sung with her band at hundreds of festivals, theaters and clubs all over Europe, recording 2 CDs. Yeti's music-style has been described as a cabaret gypsy party where Nina Hagen and Edith Piaf meet Laurie Anderson and Bjørk.

Stop by early for information on the Beach House by docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy.

Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email We appreciate your keeping in touch!

Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light.

Parking: May-September the parking rate is $3/hr at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Machines take cards and cash. For updated parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details.

Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check

General Info: For hours, events and more, visit, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8pm in the summer, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.

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When & Where

415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way
Santa Monica

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

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Beach=Culture at the Beach House

Welcome to Beach=Culture, a year-round series of free arts and culture events at the Annenberg Community Beach House. We look forward to seeing you! Please join our email list for monthly updates on our events. For other cultural event signup lists, please check out the Cultural Affairs Division's various interest lists.

Please note that there is bike parking available onsite - bring a lock. Car parking is available and rates vary from weekdays to weekends and season to season.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event; reservations are released then and late seating is not guaranteed. Although Eventbrite's automatic email encourages you to print your ticket out, at this time we only require you to give your last name at the door. If an event is at capacity, we will generally open a waitlist online and you can sign up. We will not contact you; just plan to arrive by 15 minutes prior to the event and we will assess unclaimed reservations then.

If you have any questions, please email or call (310) 458-4904 for the Guest Services desk at the Beach House.

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public beach club open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.

Click to join the Beach House email lists or the Cultural Affairs Division lists for info on other arts programming, including artist opportunities, annual festivals, weekly arts events around town, or monthly updates from the Civic Auditorium and the Miles Playhouse.

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