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Kit Eakle

Kit Eakle – Jazz Violin

Next concert in the
JAZ’N’theVIOLIN Concert series Cameron Wilson’s BBC Trio Jan. 15 Cameron Wilson’s BBC Trio in Nanaimo Jan. 22
Three New Concerts @ PYATT HALL:
Jaz’N’the Violin QUINTET Feb.12, 3pm Pyatt Hall
– TBA Mar. 19
Mads Tolling with Triology May 7
Kit Eakle’s CDs/Books DjangoSphere with Howard Alden DjangoSphere with Mark Holzinger In My Grandmother’s Garden Listen to the Music Djypsy Djazz Djambook Black Violinists Matter Black Violinists Black History Month

Jazz Violin History & Jazz Violin Concert Series / Performing Groups: DjangoSphere & Jazz’N’theViolin / / Publications / Lessons and Classes

find out MORE about the History of Jazz Violin at…

Discover the Artistry of Playing Jazz on the Violin

Kit Eakle’s ‘The History of Violin Jazz’…




Kay Meek Arts Centre’s Jazz Violin Concert Series

October 23, 2022 | November 13,2022 | January 15, 2023

Sun, Oct 23, 2022 3 pm – 5 pm

Listen to Kit’s music. Violinist Kit Eakle is internationally known for his violin playing and knowledge of Jazz Violin history. Eakle founded the legendary jazz violin series ‘Point Richmond Jazz’ before moving to Vancouver and establishing Kay Meek’s Jazz Violin concert series. His new group ‘Jaz’N’theViolin will play the music of Jazz Violinists throughout its history, demonstrating the importance of violin in jazz, while evoking every period of jazz from BEFORE its beginning’s to the present and beyond!

Sun, Nov. 13, 2022 3 pm – 5 pm

Listen to Lenny’s music. Lenny Solomon is an incredible award winning violinist. He is the founder of the AMAZING group, BowFire, the LENNY in the Canadian rock group from the 70’s, ‘Myles and Lenny‘ He has been a studio musician in Toronto for over 40 years. He has recorded MANY CDs in his own name, including 2015’s The Blues Violin, Lenny Solomon – The Gershwin Sessions and After You’ve Gone – The Classic Jazzer’s Violin of Lenny Solomon.

Lenny is also one of Canada’s leading exponent’s of Hot Club experience, performing with his group ‘Lenny Solomon and the Hot Club Experience’ for this show. The group will feature the rhythm section of Vancouver’s ‘Hot Club’ group,’The Lawless Firm‘including veteran ‘Gypsy Jazz’ guitarists, Don Ogilvie and Michael Dunn and bassist Joe Bourchier.

Sun, Jan 15, 2023 3 pm – 5 pm

Listen to Cameron’s music. The third in KMAC’s Jazz Violin Concert series will present Vancouver violinist extraordinaire Cameron Wilson in a trio setting with guitarist Bill Coon and bassist Brent Gubbels. Bill, Brent and Cam call themselves appropriately enough, the BBC Trio. They will play a variety of standards and original compositions by both Cameron and Bill.

Violinist Cameron Wilson has been a fixture on the Vancouver music scene for the past three decades. He is able to play a wide variety of different musical genres. A member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, he also performs with classical crossover piano trio, Joe Trio as well as the gypsy jazz quartet, VanDjango, The Wahs, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Mariachi del Soul, and the Marc Atkinson Quartet.

Bill Coon is a Canadian jazz guitarist and composer. He is a Juno nominated artist and the winner of the 2009 National Jazz Awards, ‘Guitarist of the Year’.

Kit Eakle’s performing



music of Thelonious Monk & Django Reinhardt

Performed in MANY combinations from solo to Quintet

Jazz’N’the Violin

THe Music of the Violin in Jazz

Eakle Bros Quartet

Flute player Matt Eakle & Violinist Brother KIT EAKLE

Kit EAkle’s


with Howard Alden…

Kit Eakle’s ‘DjangoSphere’ with Howard Alden

Kit Eakle’s ‘DjangoSphere’ recording with Guitar Great, Howard Alden. Don Bennett, bass; Rory Judge, drums. Recorded in 2018.

The original DjangoSphere CD with Kit Eakle, violin; Mark Holzinger, guitar; Alex Baum, bass; and John Waller drums. ORDER NOW





Kit Eakle is a teacher with 40 years of experience...

He is currently presenting a course on The History of Jazz Violin at West Vancouver Memorial Library. Register NOW at

He also teaches courses on

— The History of Jazz Violin and Black Violinists Matter;

— ‘What Makes It Jazz’ a course that explores the genre of Jazz and what is unique about it. What IS and ISN’T Jazz?

— Thelonious Monk – His Wisdom. Humour and Music


“Where words fail, music speaks.” — Hans Christian Andersen

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” — Kahlil Gibran

“Where words leave off, music begins.” — Heinrich Heine

“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.” ― Edward Bulwer Lytton

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” ― Johnny Depp

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow