Matt Eakle Band at Point Richmond Jazz!
Come out and hear Matt Eakle and his fabulous band, his "keepers of the groove," Jack Dorsey on drums, Alex Baum on bass and Joey Edelman on piano, and discover what FLUTE-FIRED FUSION is all about!
Matt Eakle and his flute have been blowing crowds out of their chairs and onto their feet since 1989 as the first wind player to share the front line with David Grisman in the David Grisman Quintet. He's featured on 14 Acoustic Disc CDs with the DGQ, Jerry Garcia, Enrique Coria, and as the leader of his own jazz trio on the CD, Flute Jazz. On these and hundreds of other recordings, Matt takes people's preconceived notions of what a flute can do and blows them inside out!
Matt appears on 4 CDs with Jerry Garcia including the Grammy nominated So What with Garcia/Grisman. His other Grammy nominated recordings are Simple Pleasures with banjo virtuoso, Alison Brown, and Dawg 90 with the David Grisman Quintet. You can also hear Matt featured on Chris Isaak's recording, Notice the Ring, and on the bass flute providing a mellow setting for Bonnie Raitt's, Home. He performed with the mariachi group, Los Camperos, in Linda Ronstadt's theatrical production, Mas Canciones de Mi Padre.
Here's what PEOPLE IN THE KNOW say about Matt:
"Matt Eakle is a monster." Mark O'Connor
"Matt Eakle is playing at a spectacularly high level of melodic invention."
"Matt Eakle on flute sounded like a reincarnation of Roland Kirk, playing heavily vocalized, stabbing, dramatic flute flights."
Norman Weinstein, allaboutjazz.com
"Anyone who has seen Matt Eakle perform with the David Grisman Quintet is aware of the fiery passion he brings to his playing."
Paul Liberatore, The Marin Independent Journal
"Eakle is a through and through jazz cat, as he demonstrates on his new CD, "Hardly Work."
David Becker, Bay Area Jazz Examiner
"Matt Eakle kicks some serious Latin butt as flutist and composer."
To Matt ~ "You got your ax? Well, break it out!"
Point Richmond FUMC (View)
201 Martina St.
Point Richmond, CA 94801
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|