Funk, Indie Pop, Rock
Versatility is one of the defining traits of Jeff Eager’s talent. The character and range of his voice, the expression of his guitar playing, and his approach to songwriting and arranging seem to move effortlessly through genres. Soul, rock, funk, pop, R&B: Eager knows and combines all these styles with authenticity. Add to this a commanding stage presence and an attention to musical details, and it’s clear why Jeff has secured a reputation as one of Toronto’s most dynamic musicians. Being so musically diverse has lead Jeff Eager through a career of varied and exceptional experiences. As a guitarist, Jeff’’s years of work with recording artist Elise LeGrow (S-Curve/BMG) has taken him across the continent from Hollywood to Halifax. Elise and her band performed at the 2018 International TED convention in Vancouver, and did a European tour opening for pop legend Rick Astley. Eager has performed on stage with rock icon Lenny Kravitz, accompanied The Voice France winner Yoann Freejay on tour, and worked with Canadian stars like Jully Black and Arkells. In 2016, Jeff Eager independently released his first album, Bonavista. In the years since, Jeff has performed original shows at the TD Jazz Festival, Burlington Sound of Music Festival, Trius Jazz Festival, and most recently as a guest star at Sean Jones’ Soul in the City, performing for an audience of 1000 in the garden of Toronto’s historic Casa Loma. When he's not working on the original scene, you can still find Jeff Eager at small venues throughout southern Ontario, armed with an acoustic guitar and one of the most diverse cover repertoires you've heard. From Michael Jackson to Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince to Queen, Bruno Mars to Billy Joel; Eager’s versatility shines bright.