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Point Richmond Jazz

is a monthly concert series


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.


and NOW...

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

More information HERE


 They will often be given by the visiting performing jazz violinist, and/or Point Richmond Jazz concert producer, Kit Eakle



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.

Our Sponsors:

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!


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