jet black pearl
Live Looping Accordion Songstress
Hailing from The Netherlands,
the inimitable Jet Black Pearl spent
many years in France before
settling in Portland, Oregon.
Jet is a creator of alternative worlds filled with surreal humor and wry observations. With her loop station, she records grooves and layers of flute, vocal percussion and harmonies while squeezing one hot accordion.
'A formidable force of music, and truly has to be seen to be believed'
(Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
'The most eccentric and equally the most talented woman you will see in Edinburgh this month' (Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe Festival)
In the USA, Jet has performed at:
Festivals in USA: Accordion Noir Festival, Utah Arts Festival (Salt Lake City), Moisture Festival (Seattle, 4 times), Oregon Country Fair (4 times), Trails & Vistas (Lake Tahoe), Festival of Dark Arts, Edwardian Ball (San Francisco, 4 times), Whole Earth Festival, Rose Festival, Salem Art Festival, Lupulin Festival (Astoria), Accordions Around the World (Bryant Park, NYC), Cotati Accordion Festival (4 times), Oregon Eclipse Festival, Shift Festival (3 times), Sh'Bang Festival...
Jet Black Pearl has recorded 2 albums and 2 EPs.
Her next vinyl "Orphan Dream" is expected to come out in November 2023 (the lacquers are ready!).
The album has been recorded with her regular band members James Powers and Bill Athens,
and guest musicians Ji Tanzer and Tom Goicoechea on drums and Michelle Alany on violin.