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Point Richmond Jazz
is a monthly concert series
FEATURING WORLD CLASS
improvising STRING PLAYERS
that takes place on the 4th Friday of each month at
201 Martina St., Point Richmond, CA.
While these are NOT church events, we are deeply grateful to the church and Pastor Dan Damon for their generous support.
Point Richmond Jazz is sponsoring an ALL NEW series of Master Classes and Workshops with their concert artists!
Kit Eakle is a jazz violinist and founding producer of Point Richmond Jazz. Kit has been playing the violin since the age of 8 (a LONG time ago!) and has played with artists of widely varying styles: from Howard Alden to David LaFlamme, from Dan Hicks to Taj Mahal.
He has also been an educator for 35 years, teaching music and violin at all levels and has designed curriculum for the Province of British Columbia, and the Kennedty Center in Washington D.C.
He has made a lifelong study of jazz violinists, and currently is developing a course at the California Jazz Conservatory on String Players and their Role in Jazz.
A Master Class/Workshop
usually takes place on the Saturday morning following the concert with the visiting violinist either at the concert venue —
201 Martina St., Point Richmond, CA 94801 OR at the California Jazz Conservatory at 2087 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704
They will often be given by the visiting performing jazz violinist, and/or Point Richmond Jazz concert producer, Kit Eakle
The MASTER CLASSES/WORKSHOPS
are for string players interested in learning how to improvise more effectively in the various genres and with the techniques used by the presenting violinists. The general public interested in understanding the music and the background of the presenting artist are also invited to attend.
The Bay Area chapter of the California branch of the American Strings Teachers Association, or ASTA, awarded Point Richmond Jazz a grant for 2014-15 for raising the profile of STRINGS in concert AND for providing scholarships for under-privileged strings students to attend PR JAZZ concerts and workshops.
Ifshin Violins is the San Francisco bay area's premiere violin shop. Located in El Cerrito at 6420 Fairmount Ave. They can provide for all your violin, viola, 'cello, or string bass needs. Ifshin has provided financial support since the inception of the PR Jazz Concert Series
Point Richmond Music is a summer concert series under whose aegis and without whose financial support we would not exist. Many thanks to the folks at Point Richmond Music! The POINT IS music!
The California Jazz Conservatory is a new music conservatory dedicated to the study and performance of jazz and related styles of music from throughout the world. The institution educates future generations to sustain the jazz art form. C.J.C. is offering a course, Bowed String Players in Jazz, starting in August 2015, that will include FREE admission to the Point Richmond Jazz Master Classes AND Concerts!