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 Canada’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 2014, 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 as a guest star at Sean Jones’ Soul in the City at Casa Loma.
Today Eager is hard at work on a new original project: his second full-length studio album with producer Mike Rocha. With seven years of life and career experience between his works, Jeff is bringing a very different perspective to his art this time around. The song-writing is classic and timeless in style, intended to have permanence and significance to the next generation while paying tribute to the last.