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Event Archive - Kit Eakle presents: Djang-o-Sphere and A Brief History of Jazz Violin.: Kit Eakle, Karel Roessing, Damian Graham, Ryan Tandy

Sun. June 9th 2013 - Sun. June 9th 2013 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
20:00 - 23:00 doors at 19:00
Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club
Kit Eakle presents: Djang-o-Sphere and A Brief History of Jazz Violin.

Kit Eakle, violin;
Karel Roessing piano;
Ryan Tandy, bass;
Damian Graham, drums.

Cover $15

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Genre: Violin Jazz..
Django Reinhardt may have invented Gypsy Jazz, but he saw himself as a mainstream jazzer, idolizing American Jazz heroes, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, AND Thelonious (Sphere) Monk. Djang-O-Sphere exposes those connections. Django, like Monk, was a composer, as much as a player. Django's post-WWII works, particularly, show more affinity with the Be-Boppers than the Gypsy Jazz tradition. Like Monk, Django's music is deeply personal and eccentric. Come out and share the delight in discovery of the affinity of these Father's of Jazz.

A second set will survey the music of Jazz Violinists from Grapelli to Ponty and from Stuff Smith to Regina Carter


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Damian Graham (i hit things....)

Born in New Zealand ('72) and raised on the west coast of Canada, Damian's musical diversity has led to performances with some of the finest musicians in the country and abroad. (Michael Kaeshammer, David Gogo, Paul Laine, Paul Pigat, Pat Coleman,The Swinging Bachelors, Bob Murphy, Danger Danger, Phil Dwyer, Resin, The Big Band Trio, Tyler Yarema) ... more info