During the late afternoon on the Whale & Jazz Festival's second Saturday,
enhance your romantic coastal getaway in our delightful Whale Watch Room.
Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Anchor Bay and the Mendonoma
coastline with a wine tasting followed by an international buffet and live
jazz entertainment. The international buffet includes Chinese spring rolls,
Japanese sushi, Hispanic tamales, American ribs and chicken with salads and
The live Jazz is from ½ Pint Dgiin, an outstanding guitar and vocal duo,
Mimi & Gabriel Pirard, with Ricky Aquino on percussion, from the group
Dgiin. ½ Pint Dginn is the name used when half of the group Dgiin
performs original Parisian "chansons" with a jazz flavor, and classic Edith
'Gin,' as most of us know it, is a strong, clear alcohol flavored with
juniper berries. Spelled 'djinn' and the word means a mischievous spirit
often confined to a bottle due to naughty behavior. Spell it 'Dgiin' and you
have a band with unique style that brings together various cultures and
influences and an intoxicating beat, with songs sung mainly in French.
The per person cost is $40 and includes wine, international buffet and jazz.
Seating is limited, so please call Whale Watch Inn 800-WHALE.4.2
(800-942-5342) for event and/or lodging reservations.
Gabriel Pirard: vocals and guitar
Gabe was raised in France, where he first began learning the classical
guitar at age 9. He continued playing on the electric in multiple bands to
finally return to the acoustic. He was influenced by many styles of music as
he traveled much of the world before settling in France. He moved to
California in 1998 and when, a year later, his sister Mimi joined him from
France, they started Dgiin.
Mimi Pirard: vocals
Gabe's sister Mimi has been singing since age 13 in a musical association
and is now concurrently singing with "Hand Me Down," a local vocal trio.
Ricky Aquino: percussions and drums
Ricky, born in El Salvador, grew up in a musical household and was part of
multiple touring Latin jazz bands as a teenager. He then played drums in
salsa and Latin rock bands and finally stepped into Dgiin adding driving