It all started 25 years ago in the back of a thrift store in Prague.
Jetty Swart stumbled upon a fancy accordion. She smuggled it back home and stared at it for a couple of weeks before she realized that now she had to learn how to play it, and write songs. And sing them.
Since then, the Dutch-born Jetty has become the World Wild Accordion Diva, playing from the streets of New York to theaters and festivals in France (with her band Yeti), until she met The Amazing Bubble Man and moved with him to Portland.
She now sings in English, but she’s kept her strange accent and her faithful fancy accordion. With her Jet Black Pearl Trio (Tom Goicoechea on drums and Bill Athens on bass) Jetty sings, raps and beat boxes about slugs in love, criminal gurus and hallucinating butterflies.
Tickets $15 adv/$17 door/$10 youth. LCCC members get $2 off.