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Timber Cove Inn logo Ninth Annual
Whale & Jazz Festival

Vistas & Jazz


Sequoia Room
Timber Cove Inn
Friday, April 29, 2011
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

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Timber Cove Inn Fifteen miles north of Jenner, where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean, is the charming Northern California coastal retreat, Timber Cove Inn.

The Inn perches on a cliff that juts into the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the wild coast and its intersecting ecosystems.

Timber Cove Inn The breathtaking vistas of redwood coast and ocean dominate the property, which offers spacious accommodations with fireplaces and spa tubs, fine dining at Alexander's restaurant and a wealth of amenities; a secluded getaway built for ultimate relaxation.

Timber Cove Inn has been hosting live entertainment on a regular basis, and participated in the Whale & Jazz Festival in 2010. There is no admission fee and no cover charge for Vistas & Jazz, however special menu and à la carte selections are available from Alexander's Restaurant. Reservations for lodging & dining recommended. (707-847-3231)

Jazz Artists


Gin, as most of us know it, is a strong, colorless alcohol flavored with juniper berries. Another less widespread meaning of the word djinn is a mischievous spirit, often confined to a bottle due to reprehensible acts.

Gabriel & Mimi Pirard Dgiin is better known around Sonoma County as a band with a unique style encompassing various cultures and influences and songs sung mainly in French. Named "Best World Band" by the North Bay Bohemian, Dgiin is an exciting mixture of French-Gypsy-Funk with a twist of Django-esque Flamenco. Since their inception eight years ago, the band has been creating quite a stir with their memorable and energetic performances accessible to all types of tastes and ages. Their energetic performances draw a lively crowd that can dance all night.

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 and finally returned 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.

Jomiel Jones, bass

James Foster, drums