Bill Evans

Instrument: 
Instruments: 
sax
Genre: 
jazz, funk, groove
Origin: 
united states
Territories: 
europe
Availability: 
2021: Oct 21; 2022: May, Jul

Bill Evans is a world-class saxophonist and producer who made his debut on the international music scene in the 1980s originally with Miles Davis, (at the age of 21 years old and recorded 6 records with Davis) which led to playing with the likes of John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson to name a few. With 24 solo albums, Grammy nods, and countless collaborations and tours, Evans has continued to explore a dazzling variety of adventurous musical settings as a pioneering bandleader, consistently winning fans in the worldwide arena. RECENT HIGHLIGHTS include touring and/or performing with his own Bill Evans Band as well as Warren Haynes, Robben Ford (Soulgrass meets Blues), Phil Lesh & Friends, The Stern/Evans Band, Medeski Martin & Wood, and countless sit-ins with The Allman Brothers Band, Umphrey’s Mcgee, Moe, Blues Traveler, Galactic and more.

Bill Evans & The Players Club featuring Keith Carlock

Every once in a while a new group comes along that is put together by “like-minded “ musicians who have proven themselves as established players on the international music scene.

Bill Evans and the “ Players Club “ is such an ensemble. The group consists of Bill Evans on sax/vocals , Keith Carlock on drums, Tim Lefebvre on Bass and Jim Beard on keyboards. Together they have been on stage with Steely Dan, Sting, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter amongst many others. The range of music and level of their playing makes this an exclusive club indeed - not to be missed. Members only.

The Players Club will go into the studio this year and record a new album which will be released on German based label Moosicus and released in support of their forthcoming tour 2021.

Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band
Featuring Nicolas Viccaro & Tom Kennedy

Mike Stern and Bill Evans have a history that goes back to 1981 with Miles Davis.

Miles asked Bill, who was playing with Davis at the time, to recommend another guitar player for the band and Bills suggestion was Stern. They toured and recorded together with Davis until Bill left the band in 1984 to join John Mclaughlins’ new Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Stern went on to play and tour with his own groups and Bill started touring with his own groups beginning in 1989. It wasn’t until 2013, thirty-two years later, that Stern and Evans decided to take to the stage together again to form the Mike Stern / Bill Evans Band. Since 2013, they have toured together all over the world.
It is an explosive combination of like- minded musicians who have an energy and history together that create a very exciting show. Between both of them, there are almost fifty solo recordings.
One reviewer stated “ this is cutting edge music that defies boundaries. They have a special chemistry between them. Whether its jazz, rock or soul , these guys can do it all at the highest level. Outstanding. “

The Spy Killers feat. Wolfgang Haffner! The worlds most dangerous band.

The Spy Killers feat. Wolfgang Haffner ! are their own brand of music. Where soul meets jazz and Miles meets Elvis .They have no boundaries. Whether its sci-fi soul and funk or Grooves from another galaxy, you can’t help but get drawn into their world. A Spy Killers ! concert will hypnotize you. It is something you will not soon forget. The Spy Killers ! feature drummer extraordinaire Wolfgang Haffner , young keyboard phenom Simon Oslender and Bass groove master Claus Fischer. Bill recorded the Spy Killers ! Live at the famed “ Birds Basement “ jazz club in Melbourne Australia , last October 2018, with a release scheduled for 2019.

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Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band
Featuring Dennis Chambers & Gary Grainger

Mike Stern - guitar
Bill Evans - sax
Gary Grainger - bass
Dennis Chambers - drums

availability: 2022: May
territory: de, at, ch

Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band
Featuring Nicolas Viccaro & Tom Kennedy

Mike Stern - guitar
Bill Evans - sax
Tom Kennedy - bass
Nicolas Viccaro - drums

availability
: 2021: Oct
territory: de, at, ch

Bill Evans and the Spy Killers! feat. Wolfgang Haffner


Line Up:
Bill Evans - saxophones
Wolfgang Haffner - drums
Simon Oslender - hammond
Claus Fischer - bass

availability: tba
territory: europe

Robben Ford/ Bill Evans - Blues , Miles and Beyond

Line Up:
Bill Evans - saxes
Robben Ford - guitar, vocal
Gary Grainger - bass
Wolfgang Haffner - drums

For further info please see: robben ford / bill evans - blues, miles and beyond

26
Oct
2021
Jazzfestival Dresden
Dresden
Germany