Kyle Eastwood's first memories of music are of jazz. Jazz was the only music he listened to for the first ten years of his life, thanks to his father Clint Eastwood's lifelong appreciation for the genre. The two attended the Monterey Jazz Festival regularly as Kyle was growing up, and there was something magnetic about watching someone play for an audience, even watching Clint play the piano at home, that completely captivated the young Kyle.
But it was only in 1986, two years into a film studies major at USC, that Kyle realized that music, and more precisely jazz, was his true passion. He took off what he thought would only be a year to pursue music and has not looked back since. Having dabbled on the electric bass as a teenager, he now also plays the upright, acoustic, and double bass.