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Jet Black Pearl
World Wild Accordion Diva

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This fabulous accordion diva from the port of Amsterdam has performed on more than a thousand stages all over Europe and the USA West Coast while singing, rapping and beat boxing about slugs in love, criminal gurus and more.

Could Nina Hagen and Tom Waits have a secret daughter, born in Caravan Palace, with Björk as a babysitter?

Years ago, in the back of a thrift store in Prague, Jetty Swart thought she was buying a fancy typewriter. Obviously, she didn't know much about typewriters: back home in the Netherlands, it turned out to be an accordion.

Now she had to write songs… and play them. She started as a street performer in New York, where she was sure to be too far away to be heard by her family and friends. After a couple of months, when weather and visa were freezing, she decided to fly to the south of France.

The French actually liked her silly songs and her strange accent, they put her on big stages in theaters and festivals, played the music of her band 'Yeti' on the radio and gave her several songwriting awards.

After 16 years of savoring moldy cheese and obscure wine in France, she went on a Paleo diet in Portland, Oregon, and changed her name to Jet Black Pearl. She started singing in English, but kept her strange accent.

She still travels through Europe at least twice a year, always accompanied by her faithful fancy typewriter.

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)