"Thoughtful, contemplative, admirably understated and highly listenable." - Evening Standard Bassist and composer Kyle Eastwood performs music that resonates with swing, groove and funk overtones. His childhood had jazz as its soundtrack and his father, actor and director Clint Eastwood, introduced him to the joys of the bass line while teaching him boogie-woogie piano. He performs a stylish set featuring new material from his forthcoming album.
Kyle Eastwood grew up in Carmel, California as the eldest son of actor Clint Eastwood. While doing his homework Kyle remembers listening to records of jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Miles Davis playing in the house. His father had been attending the Monterey Jazz Festival since it began in 1958 and when his children were born it became a yearly family outing. Kyle's childhood had jazz as its soundtrack and he credits his father with introducing him to the joys of the bass line. Kyle's first memory of playing music was when Clint taught him how to play the left hand bass line of "Boogie Woogie" while he played the right hand solo over the top. Initially studying film, Kyle soon realized that jazz was his true passion. After years of paying his dues gigging around Los Angeles and New York, his debut album From Here to There was released on Sony in 1998. Showing his ability as an accomplished composer, Kyle began working in film with a contribution to the score for Mystic River. The film later won two Academy Awards. Kyle continues to work as a composer and a jazz musician, recording and touring internationally.