KYLE EASTWOOD BAND – Wed & Thurs January 25th & 26th – Door 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886** www.thesidedoorjazz.com
As someone who has had a myriad of opportunities to shine, Kyle Eastwood has truly carved his own path as a musician and his bass playing and composing talents reflect the richness and diversity of his experience.
No stranger to jazz music, at a young age his father, film actor/director Clint Eastwood introduced Kyle’s ears to jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis.
Kyle began playing electric bass in high school, learning R&B, Motown, and reggae tunes by ear. After studying with French bassist Bunny Brunel, he engrossed himself in the New York and Los Angeles area jazz scene, and signed with Sony in 1998 where he released his debut recording From Here to There.
After relocating to Europe, Kyle signed with Candid Records and released Paris Blue in 2004. This recording climbed to number 1 on the French Jazz Charts. This was followed up by Now (Candid) in 2006. In 2009, he released the highly successful Metropolitain (Mack Avenue)
His live performances have been met with sold out venues and critical acclaim across Europe, Asia, and North America. Kyle has composed and/or arranged seven of Clint Eastwood’s latest films including Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Gran Torino, and Invictus.
What the critics are saying:
“If his music has one unifying tag, it is atmosphere.” –The Seattle Times
"Very sharp work. There's no denying Kyle has imagination and skill."- The Observer
“Eastwood’s composing sits squarely in the realm of contemporary/pop jazz, with the sophistication of veteran bands of the genre such as the Yellowjackets and The Crusaders. There’s an alluring simplicity to the disc in terms of melodic themes and grooves, however, the musicality and tightness of the band...propels the music to higher ground.” –The Jazz Word
KYLE EASTWOOD BAND – Wed & Thurs January 25th & 26th – Door 7:30 Show 8:30 860-434-0886* www.thesidedoorjazz.com
*tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable - no audio or video recording allowed (incl. cell phones) photos only during first set - no flash. Enjoy a pre-show dinner, or discounted overnight stay with tickets, at The Old Lyme Inn!