"FiddleJazz - An Homage to The Violin in Jazz" with Kit Eakle

internationally known violinist, educator, and publisher

"FiddleJazz - An Homage to The Violin in Jazz" with Kit Eakle

John R. Burr, Ruth Davies, Kendrick Freeman

Wednesday, April 17th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$16 ADV / $20 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Kit Eakle
Kit Eakle
Kit Eakle, jazz violinist and historian presents a concert of his take on music from jazz violinists throughout the history of jazz. The music will demonstrate the enormous contribution violinists have made to the development and artistry of jazz. Included will be compositions by, and associated with, Will Marion Cook, Eddie South, Stuff Smith, Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Svend Asmussen, Ray Nance, John Blake Jr., Jean Luc Ponty, The Turtle Island Quartet, Regina Carter, Zach Brock and more!

Eakle will be joined by Bay Area luminaries, John R. Burr, piano; Ruth Davies, bass; and Kendrick Freeman, percussion in this wide ranging tribute to the role of the violin in jazz.

Kit Eakle is an internationally known violinist, who is based half time in the San Francisco Bay Area and Vancouver, British Columbia. He also teaches a course on the History of Jazz Violin at both UC Berkeley and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He has played with numerous Bay Area blues, rock and jazz legends like Sonny Terry and Browie McGee, Howard Alden, Dan Hicks, Lynton Garner, Michael Dunn and Elmer Gill.
John R. Burr
John R. Burr
John R. Burr is that rare pianist who combines jazz technique with a genuine love for folk music. 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.”Burr has toured with such artists as Maria Muldaur, The Alison Brown Quartet, Paul McCandless, Michael Manring and Kathy Kallick and received wide recognition, including a feature spot on Windham Hill’s Piano Sampler II. His playing is as likely to be inspired by James Taylor or Doctor John as by Oscar Peterson or the Yellowjackets.
Ruth Davies
Ruth Davies
Ruth Davies is one of the Bay Area’s finest bassists. Ruth has performed with such jazz and blues greats as Keb' Mo', Charles Brown, Clark Terry, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Jay McShann, Van Morrison, Maria Muldaur, Junior Mance, Barbara Morrison, Etta Jones, Terry Gibbs, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Little Jimmy Scott. She toured the world for ten years with the late Charles Brown, performing at major jazz festivals and concerts and on radio and television broadcasts worldwide. Ruth continues to spend considerable time abroad. She has recorded and performed internationally with Maria Muldaur, Denise Jannah, Dmitri Matheny and European pianist/composer Amina Figarova. Lately she has "returned to the roots" and travels with Elvin Bishop's band.
Kendrick Freeman
Kendrick Freeman
Kendrick Freeman is a Bay Area drummer, percussionist, and teacher. He has background in both drum set and hand drums, having studied with American artists and musicians from Ghana, Congo, and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on the music of Haiti as well as jazz. His drum set and traditional drumming studies inform each other, and he has been flexible enough to work with a wide range of artists in a number of styles and settings, among them national dobro ace Rob Ickes, string wizard Joe Craven and Americana singer/songwriters Sean Carscadden and Keith Greeninger. He has been a member of Ricardo Peixoto’s quintet for the last 5 years.