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Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Kyle Eastwood!

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When Kyle Eastwood was growing up - near the sea in Northern California - he remembers visiting legends backstage at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Dad was a huge fan of All that was Jazz - and he had made it a point to take his kids to an event that he had hoped they would enjoy as much as he had. Turns out that DAD made the right decision :-D

Kyle learned his first bass line, left-handed, when his father taught him "Boogie Woogie."  Rumor has it that he was four!  Like a fish to water, so was the pull of that instrument to our artist.  In high school, he went electric - and learned to play Motown and Reggae songs by ear.  

Fortunate to be able to study with French bassist, Bunny Brunel, Kyle also found a calling to write for films.  And he has (as many know) worked on MANY soundtracks through the years.  But his heart has been wrapped around Jazz - and what it can be.  He absolutely reveres its background - but Kyle is coming from a different place. Literally. Now living in France, he hears the leanings of Northern Africa and the Mid-East - and incorporates those global inspirations into the mix.  SO, after five joyfully received projects - you're about to enjoy the fruit of ALL of his inspirations - with the release of "The View From Here" (3/12).

It has been 15 years since "From There to Here" - a debut that was (understandably) overshadowed by the knowledge that Kyle had a Dad who has been a superstar for decades.  But his bloodline also includes his Mom, Maggie, who was also musically inclined.  And HER Mom was a Music Teacher at Northwestern University.  So that 1998 debut became a buzz that grew into huge acceptance.  This is someone who has demonstrated extraordinary skill and passion.  And you're about to hear MORE of it :) Join us on 2/27 at one p.m. EST!

 

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Raised in Carmel but lives in France now
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Remembers meeting legends as a little boy when Dad would take him to the Monterey Jazz Festival
Immersed in the knowledge of the instrument Kyle learned to play songs by ear on electric bass when he was in high school
Credited roles in Honkytonk Man and J Edgar Uncredited roles in several films that starred his Dad
Maternal Grandmother was a Music Teacher at Northwestern University
New CD is called The View From Here
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