FREE Concert for Kids by Matt Eakle, flutist for Dave Grisman Quintet – Jan 16
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If you are looking for something to do in San Francisco with the family, then come on out for a free concert featuring kid classics performed live on piano and flute. Music includes themes from Disney movies, and fun tunes like Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Debussy’s famous Golliwog’s Cake Walk. Featuring Ed Goldfarb, pianist and past conductor of these popular shows, plus special guest Matt Eakle, flutist for the Dave Grisman Quintet. This will be a fun time and kids are free to dance and move around. Free but donations graciously accepted to support the Marin League of the San Francisco Symphony.
Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Matt Eakle, was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been active in the Bay Area music scene since the early 70s. Matt is probably best known as the flutist in the David Grisman Quintet. Matt played his first gig as a DGQ member in 1989 at Yoshi’s in Oakland, with special guest Vassar Clements. “One of the nicest things about playing with David,” says Matt, “has been the opportunity to play music with his friends – Vassar, Tony Rice, Stephane Grappelli, Jerry Garcia, John Hartford, Mark O’Connor, Bonnie Raitt…”
Matt is featured on all of David Grisman’s Acoustic Disc quintet CDs and is a special guest on all the Garcia/Grisman CDs. “Flute Jazz”, an Acoustic Disc project of his own, is a collection of Matt’s compositions and jazz standards in a trio setting. Matt performed with Linda Ronstadt in “Mas Canciones de Mi Padre”, and can be heard on Chris Isaak’s CD “Always Got Tonight”. Matt Eakle is the producer of “The Headwaters Project” CD, a compilation of music by different artists “inspired by or evocative of the wilderness” which raises money for non-profit groups fighting to save the California redwoods.