Guitarist Howard Alden “may be the best of his generation,” says the JazzTimes. The Newark Star Ledger proclaims that he’s “the most impressive … of a new generation of jazz guitarists.” Howard’s fans agree! The only debate is whether is Alden is one of the best, or simply THE best. Alden is definitely without peer on his specialty, the 7-string guitar.
Alden will be joined by Kit Eakle, a jazz violinist well known to Vancouver audiences. Eakle splits his time between Vancouver and the SF Bay Area. He also teaches History of Jazz courses at SFU. Eakle’s played with many of the finest West Coast musicians including Rick Kilburn, Dan Hicks, Miles Black, Michael Creber, Paul Pigat, and more.
The duo will play originals, jazz standards and compositions by Thelonious Monk and Django Reinhardt from their recent ‘DjangoSphere’ CD. .