Pearl Django is an American gypsy jazz band, combining the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with American swing music. The group’s inception was as a trio in Tacoma, Washington in 1994. They quickly expanded to a quintet, adding a violinist and a third guitarist. An interview on NPR’s All Things Considered in 2001 brought the group to national attention. In June 2002, Pearl Django performed at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois sur Seine, just outside of Paris, France.