Versatility is the defining trait of Jeff Eager’s talent. The character and range of his voice, expansive skills on guitar, bass, and keys, and his approach to song-writing 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 radiating experience and charm; it’s clear why Jeff Eager has secured a reputation as one of Canada’s most dynamic musicians.
As a guitarist, Jeff’s years of work with recording artist Elise LeGrow has taken him across the continent from Halifax to Hollywood. 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, backed up Larry Gowan of Styx, and worked with many Canadian stars like Gary Beals, Arkells, Divine Brown, John Orpheus, Jully Black and Shakura S’Aida.
In 2014, Jeff Eager independently released his first album, Bonavista, with supporting 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, Toronto.
Summer 2023, Eager is set to release his second full-length studio album. With several years of life and career experience between his works, Jeff is bringing a different perspective to his art this time around. Chasing no trends and leaning strongly into the timeless artists that influenced him, this album is a wealth of classic song-writing: strong melodies over moving progressions, rich instrumentation and arrangements, plus plenty of hooks. Jeff is leaving a contribution today to the golden age of analog music with an album that sits comfortably in a record collection next to Prince, Earth Wind and Fire, Elton John, Chicago, Supertramp, Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates.
Fans got the first taste of this new material with three singles: the ironically danceable I Don’t Dance Anymore, the heavy grooving For Your Love, and a somber yet funky piece of blue-eyed soul, Joy. Three different vibes, once again showcasing Jeff Eager’s versatility and mastery of his craft.