April 13, 2014

Video: Bill Evans with Phil Lesh and Friends at The Capitol Theatre, 4/12/14

Bill Evans on the Phil Lesh marquee at the Capitol Theatre

Here’s the Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter song “Deal”, as performed by Phil Lesh and Friends, along w/ a sax player you might recognize :) The “Friends” that Phil put together for this 4 night run were: Jackie Greene, John Kadlecik, Marco Benevento and Joe Russo. I think it’s safe to say we all had a blast.

-hat tip to Scott for capturing this video

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April 13, 2014

Photos: Bill Evans with Phil Lesh and Friends @ The Capitol Theatre, 4/12/14

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April 2, 2014

Free Track: Download Bill Evans Soulgrass – “Them Changes”

Here’s a rough (unmastered) track from the upcoming “Live in Moscow” album. It was recorded at the Spaso House in Moscow, RU, on 11/14/13. I’ll be releasing the entire, mastered and finished album online later this year, right here on my website.

We were on a long tour in Europe and this show is special because we had just completed a state department tour of Russia, getting a chance to really meet the people, who were absolutely fantastic. So this song is dedicated to the music fans in Russia who helped to support us!

Without further ado – here’s the track: Bill Evans Soulgrass – Them Changes (Advanced Demo Mix). Enjoy!

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March 28, 2014

Guess who’s playing Summer Camp Music Festival 2014?

Summer Camp Music Festival 2014 bannerBill Evans Soulgrass Added to the 2014 Summer Camp Music Festival Lineup

Jam and Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment are proud to announce that the 14th annual Summer Camp Music Festival will take place May 23rd – 25th, 2014 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. The festival includes 3 full days of fun, camping, and music with over 75 bands on 7 stages. Tickets are available online through the official ticketing web site or by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX. For more information, check out the official festival web site and find them on Facebook.

ps. you’re going to be blown away by what we have planned :)

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March 28, 2014

Roots Rock Revival 2014

It’s official! I’ve been added to the Roots Rock Revival lineup for 2014. I’ll be participating on panels, Q&A’s, jam sessions (with you!) and teaching a series of master classes that includes:

  • The Language of Improvisation
  • How to Say More on Your Instrument
  • How to Listen
  • Differences and Likenesses of Different Kinds of Music: Jazz, Rock, Blues – Similarities (and how to use them)
  • How to Create Your Own Style: You Have to First Learn How to Play
  • Intro to Understanding Jazz and How to Incorporate it into Rock and Roll (the nuances and the harmonies)
  • Check out this video to get a feel for what this amazing experience is like. See you there!

    Inside Roots Rock Revival from Music Masters Camps on Vimeo.

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    March 26, 2014

    Coming Soon: The Bill Evans Signature Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

    It’s happening! My signature mouthpiece is the tenor saxophone mouthpiece I’ve been playing since 1982. I’ve used it with Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger and all the recordings I’ve ever done. It is one of the best tenor mouthpieces on the planet. I have yet to play one that plays even close to it. If you play tenor – it’s your lucky year for mouthpieces. A prototype copy will be out in the next few months, and I’ll be sure to keep you up to date on its progress, so check back soon!

    Bill Evans mouthpiece
    Photo by Sandrine Lee

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    March 24, 2014

    Photos: Bill Evans with the Allman Brothers @ The Beacon Theatre, 3/21/14

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    March 7, 2014

    March Madness! (Not Basketball)

    March is shaping up to be a busy month. It started on the 1st with the last night of my Blute Note NYC Residency (photo gallery) and will end with… who knows!

    Update #1 – 3.13.13:

    Looks like I’ll be joining a bunch of my friends up in the Catskill Forest Preserve, right outside Woodstock, NY for the second annual Roots Rock Revival! It’s from August 18th to the 22nd, and I’ll be posting a longer and more in depth article on this event soon, I just couldn’t wait to share the good news with you :)

    Banner for Roots Rock Revival


    One of the gigs I’m most looking forward to is the Hittin’ The Note party at B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) on March 15th. In addition to playing with Butch Trucks and Oteil Burbridge of The Allman Brothers (and a couple of “special guest guitarists”) – Duane Allman’s daughter Galadrielle Allman will be reading and signing copies of her new book about her father titled “Please Be With Me”.

    For tickets, hit up this link: http://bit.ly/1qfTXEJ
    To RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/510741772375605/

    Note: the show starts at 2:00PM, and I’ll be chillin’ out afterwards – would love to meet some of you!

    info for the hittin' the note party at BB Kings

    The night before (March 14th) at 11:59PM I’ll be doing another gig with Butch as a part of the “Brothers Midnight Concert Series”. This one is in Lucille’s at BB Kings NYC. Right now the show is sold out, but tickets may pop-up – so keep an eye on the ticket page.

    Bowlive 5 artist lineup graphic

    On March 22nd, I’ll be joining my friends Soulive on the last night of their annual “Bowlive” run at the Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets are still available, but this show is expected to sell out, so act quickly!

    I’ll be adding some additional shows to my March calendar, be sure to keep an eye out :)

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    March 4, 2014

    Photos: Bill Evans Soulgrass w/ Special Guests Marco Benevento & John Popper @ The Blue Note, NYC – 3/1/14

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