Born: September 6, 1946
Kit Eakle is an internationally known jazz violinist, violin teacher, educator, and publisher of music education materials. He has a Master's in Music Education from The University of Victoria, Canada. He is currently working on a book about the history of jazz violin.
He has shared a stage with John Lee Hooker, David Grisman, Turtle Island String Quartet, Jason Anick, Mads Tolling, Lynton Garner (Errol's brother!), and performed as a member of the Hot Club of Marin, Django Obscura, The Sons of Emperor Norton, Sugar Moon, The Mark Holzinger Band, his own Kit Eakle Quartet, and his brother, noted David Grisman flute player, Matt Eakle. He currently hosts a Jazz Violin concert series in S.F.'s East Bay area, Point Richmond Jazz.