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Becky Frehse’s art work on cover of new Pearl Django CD

Northwest hot-club jazz band Pearl Django has a new CD out, and on the cover and inside is the work of Tacoma painter Becky Frehse. Morphed into a horizontal brick pattern by graphic designer David Firman, Frehse’s mixed media “Walk Don’t Run” features swirly and abstract paintwork in light blues with found objects in a black font-type drawer. The CD, “Systeme D”, is dedicated to founding guitarist Neil Andersson, who’s just left the band after 16 years of playing to pursue his own painting, and features new guitarist Troy Chapman.

Pearl Django is known through the Northwest for their hot-club

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Romantic Valentine’s date, plan A: Northwest Sinfonietta Jazz in Puyallup (yes, Puyallup)

A sexy, jazzy Valentine’s Day date in Puyallup? You better believe it. If you haven’t already planned your date for this Sunday, here’s a great idea all laid out for you: the Northwest Sinfonietta Jazz Quartet in “Music for Lovers” with sultry singer Stephanie Porter, cabaret-style in the Pioneer Park Pavilion at 7 p.m.

It’s the first concert for the Sinfonietta since their move to be the resident professional orchestra in Puyallup a few weeks ago. The residency adds to existing ones at the Rialto Theater, Tacoma, and Seattle’s Benaroya Hall and means regular appearances there by

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