Solo accordionist Jetty Swart plays vintage favorites and new work
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
5:15-6:15pm Docents available to discuss the site at the Marion Davies Guest House
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. jetblackpearl.com
Stop by early to save your seat and check out the historic site! Docents available from 5:15pm.
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