Kai Eckhardt is best known for his work with John McLaughlin, Torsten de Winkel, Billy Cobham and Garaj Mahal, the band he co-founded. Kai is known for his lightning fast chordal slap style abilities, and for his unique combination of funk, jazz, and world music. The Kai Eckhardt Band features Chris Robinson on Guitar, Osam Ezzeldin on Keyboards, and Sean “the Rick” Rickman on Drums. The opening act is Ariane Cap and Paul Hanson with their band Oon. Austrian Ariane Cap is a multi instrumentalist, and an extremely versatile bassist who blends styles of jazz, folk, world, funk, and classical. Paul Hanson is a Bay Area-bred world-renowned jazz bassoonist and saxophonist known for his work with artists such as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Cirque Du Soleil, Dennis Chambers, Eddie Money (sax soloist on “Take Me Home Tonight”) and Boz Scaggs. This is a show you will not want to miss.
Bass Player Presents: The Kai Eckhardt Band
and The Oon Band with Ariane Cap and Paul Hanson
The Vallejo Empress Theatre
February 28th, 8.00PM
330 Virginia Street