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A Tribute to The Violin in Jazz

April 17 @ 8:00 pm

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Freight & Salvage Coffee House - 2020 Addison St., Berkeley.CA

$15 online - $20 at the door

Featuring Kit Eakle, violin

with John R. Burr, piano
Ruth Davies, bass; Kendrick Freeman, drums

The concert presentation of...

The Musical History of Jazz Violin...

Begins with AFRICA...

and continues on with the amazing story of Will Marion Cook, Will Marion Cook one of the earliest pioneers of African American Music and the violin in jazz, and Duke Ellington's mentor as a composer. The Musical History of Jazz Violin is a musical introduction to the importance of the violin in developing the music we call jazz. From Cook to Eddie South Eddie South, Joe Venuti to Juice Wilson ,

Stuff Smith Stuff Smith to Stephane Grappelli stephane Grapelli, Svend Asmussen svendasmussen to Jean Luc Ponty ponty, Ornette Coleman ornette and John Blake Jr.John Blake to Regina Carter Regina Carter, the violin has had far more influence on the development of jazz than most people realize.

Kit Eakle's Musical History of Jazz Violin presents tunes by and identified with the great violinists of the 20th century, and points to a fertile future for the violin in jazz.


Kit Eakle is...

an internationally known jazz violinist, violin teacher, educator, and publisher of music education materials. He has a Master's in Music Education from The University of Victoria, Canada. He is currently working on a book about the history of jazz violin.

He has shared a stage with John Lee Hooker, David Grisman, Turtle Island String Quartet, Jason Anick, Mads Tolling, Lynton Garner (Errol's brother!), and performed as a member of the Hot Club of Marin, Django Obscura, The Sons of Emperor Norton, Sugar Moon, The Mark Holzinger Band, his own Kit Eakle Quartet, and his brother, noted David Grisman flute player, Matt Eakle. He currently hosts a Jazz Violin concert series in S.F.'s East Bay area, "Point Richmond Jazz."


John R. Burr is...

a rare pianist who combines jazz technique with a genuine love for folk music. He’s played and recorded with the likes of Maria Muldaur, Paul Chambers, Robben Ford, Paul Brady and fusion banjo player Alison Brown, The Philadelphia Weekly said, “Pianist extraordinaire John R. Burr has the most sparkling style since former Allman Brother-turned-Rolling Stone hired hand Chuck Leavell.” Discology wrote, “John R. Burr ranks with the best of the elegant jazzers.”