Matt Eakle Band

Friday, November 10, 6pm at Copperfield’s Books, San Rafael

Discover Flute Fired Fusion with Matt Eakle, flute; Joey Edelman, piano; Alex Baum, bass; and Jack Dorsey, drums. Performing all original compositions that evoke the blues, soul, and jazz; their spell-binding, adrenaline-pumping jams transfix and transport. Matt Eakle takes preconceived notions of what a flute can do and blows them inside out. The beautiful tone he honed as a classical flutist contrasts with note bending growls and an entire lexicon of percussive effects. While always adhering to the groove, the band taps trans-cultural sources with roots as disparate as Mumbai and New Orleans. Their original compositions are launching pads for improvisation, and every performance includes one completely improvised piece.

The Emerging Artist will be alto sax player Gio Mendez. A student at Casa Grande High, he performed at the most recent Healdsburg Jazz Festival as a member of the Big House Quintet.

This free concert is a collaboration between Jazz in the Neighborhood and Copperfield’s Books, which provides use of their space. Though there is no income from ticket sales, Jazz in the Neighborhood pays each musician a guaranteed fair wage. To make these concerts possible, we depend on contributions from our JITN membership, audience members, and sponsors such as Magic Flute and Bananas at Large. We extend our thanks and appreciation for your continuing support, because we couldn’t do it without you!


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