Anyone who thinks Kyle Eastwood's success in the jazz world is based purely on nepotism should think again. His performance Saturday night on the Nightclub Stage at the Monterey Jazz Festival made it clear that he is a talent in his own right, with much to offer the jazz world.
Eastwood plays jazz bass with a funky flair, taking the lead with spirit when the opportunity arises. He's also a generous player and knows exactly when to hold down the bottom and give the spotlight to someone else. A fully engaged audience filled every seat for his energetic set.
For more information on the Monterey Jazz Festival, see our Monterey Jazz Festival page. For coverage of the 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival, see all our Monterey Jazz Festival posts. For more photos from this and other performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, see our 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival set on Flickr.