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Kit Eakle – Jazz Violin

Jaz’N’theViolin Concert Series

Final Concert for the 2022-23 Series – MAY 7:

Mads Tolling with Triology May 7 @ 3 pm
Next concert in the
JAZ’N’theVIOLIN Concert series:

MADS TOLLING with TRIOLOGY featuring: Miles Black – piano Bill Coon – guitar
Jodi Proznick – bass
Sunday May 7 at 3pm Mads Tolling tickets HERE!

PAST CONCERTS in this Series:

Jaz’N’theViolin – Oct. 23,2022 at Kay Meek Arts Centre’s McKuen Theatre

Lenny Solomon and his Hot Club All Stars at Kay Meek Arts Centre’s McKuen Theatre – Nov. 13, 2022

Cameron Wilson and the BBC Trio with Bill Coon and Brent Gubbels at Kay Meek Arts Centre’s McKuen Theatre – Jan. 15, 2023

Cameron Wilson and the BBC Trio with Bill Coon and Brent Gubbels at The Post Theatre in Nanaimo, BC – Jan. 22, 2023

Kit Eakle’s Jaz’N’theViolin at Pyatt Hall in downtown Vancouver – Feb. 12, 2022

Lache Cercel and his Roma Jazz Ensemble – March 19

Jazz Violin History & Jazz Violin Concert Series / Performing Groups: DjangoSphere & Jaz’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’…




Jaz’z’N’theViolin Concert Series – Pyatt Hall

February 12, 2023 | March 19,2023 | May 7, 2023

Sun, Feb 12, 2023 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, March 19, 2023 3 pm – 5 pm


In the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephen Grappelli, Cercel lays classical and improvisational jazz alongside traditional renderings. Cercel plays with the outrageous virtuosity found in contemporary European Roma recordings, and adds his own vision. Together with Canadian guitarist/ composer/arranger Don Ogilvie and Stephen Nikleva he is creating a 3rd stream that is a new genre of music.

It is called Roma Jazz.

His work has been supported by several grants from Canada Council for the Arts (Government of Canada). With these skills and the band members openminded interest in world music, he has created this exciting new genre of music that is more than merely a blend of styles.

Sunday, May 7, 2023 3 – 5 pm


Danish violinist Mads Tolling is one of the world’s great jazz players. Mads studied at Berklee School of Music, played early in his career with the Turtle Island Quartet and winning 2 Grammys for his efforts. Since he has made a very successful solo career, playing with the likes of Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, and even Jean-Luc Ponty. His own project ‘Mads Men’ have had great success playing the music of the 50’s and sixties.

Mads is a protegé of the classic jazz violinist, Svend Asmussen.

Vancouver’s star improvising trio -comprised of Bill Coon, guitar; Miles Black, piano and Jodi Proznick, bass – are the pride of Vancouver. This will be an exciting event!

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