Eon Burchman – Guitar
Eon Burchman started playing the guitar at the age of eight years old. His mother bought him a used guitar at a yard sale and started him with lessons. Eon grew up listening to Eddie Van Halen and other guitarists imitating their styles. In high school he played in the Jazz Band and he became fascinated with Fusion and Jazz based music. He attended Berklee College of music in Boston in 1989, where he studied the fundamentals of contemporary harmony and playing within the Jazz idiom. He also found inspiration from his peers, many of whom have become acclaimed musicians today.
Eon returned to Southern California to finish his bachelors degree in Music Performance on the classical guitar at the University of California, Irvine. There he studied withJames Newton, the award winning flautist and composer of the legendary Charles Mingus Orchestra. While at UCI he played at many local venues in Orange County gathering the top players to perform his original compositions and stretch out in the field of improvisation. Eon took a year to study abroad in 1993 at the University of Wollongong in Australia where he focused on Jazz and Modern Aboriginal music. His inspiration was accelerated by the enthusiam he met with his peers and the enegry charged music they composed and performed together.
In 1997 Eon Burchman began a masters degree studying at the University of Southern California in the Jazz department. He apprenticed under the guru of modern Jazz Guitar, Joe Diorio. In studying with Joe he was guided toward the discovery of his inner voice and bringing this out through the exploration in the subtleties of the Jazz Guitar . Eon has been performing with great performers in California such as John Bunk Gardner and Don Preston of Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. He also plays with his former guitar teachers, Sid Jacobs, Larry Kunz and other masters of their instrument. Eon has toured around the world playing in the Middle East to Puerto Rico and is developing writing and recording music that is taking him to greater recognition.
Scott Graham – Acoustic Bass
Scott has been playing bass for over almost 30 years. He plays electric as well as acoustic jazz bass. He has studied consistently throughout his musical career.
Scott currently plays in two orchestras, two Big Bands and many small Jazz groups.
Robert Keding –
Drums & Percussion
From 1985 to 1992 Robert played with many Top-40 cover bands around Orange County, CA. Robert studied at the Dick Grove School of Music for 1 year as well as played with jazz bands at LA Harbor and Golden West College.
In 1992 Robert moved to Seattle. From 1992 to 1997, Robert performed with the local Grunge Band Jonus Grumby and performed weekly in Pioneer Square with a popular blues group called The Little Kings.
In 1997, Robert attend Berklee College of Music. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with the highest performance ratings in December, 2000. He worked with a popular 70’s style horn band, small jazz groups and performed with various faculty from Berklee. He also lead a successful tribute band covering the music of Return to Forever.
Robert relocated to Los Angeles in July, 2001. He performed for a RoTheatrix production of the musical, Once on This Island and has played with The Colin Mandel Group, Mick Stevens, a former bass player of Brand X and other L.A. fusion artists. Currently, Robert is very active in the L.A. jazz scene. He currently rehearses with The Compton College Big Band and performs with small jazz groups around LA.
Robert is also performing with and producing a band called Rogue; 3 sisters with excellent harmonies playing alternative soul style music. In 2004, Robert performed regularly with the Top-40 Group Sound-FX playing casinos and local dance venues. Robert is now working around Los Angeles regularly with accomplished jazz artists such as Doug Shrieve, Eldad Tarmu, Bill Cohen, Jack Block and others.
The Eon Burchman Group is available for weddings, private functions, corporate events and generally any and all music opportunities. Please contact us for more information and scheduling.
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