October 28, 2014

Video: Ode to the Working Man – Live from Rome, Italy 11/27/14

Recorded for the Italian television show “Gazebo” – broadcast to 3 million people (!).

Bill Evans Soulgrass on Italian TV

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October 25, 2014

Update: The Bill Evans Signature Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

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Mouthpiece fans, even though we are still working on it, we are closer than ever to getting the first prototype copy of the “Bill Evans Signature” tenor sax mouthpiece finished. It really plays great, feels and sounds like my mouthpiece. We’ve been working on this for over a year, it’s incredibly exciting. I have never played a mouthpiece that plays as good as mine, EVER, and I’m not going to release one that isn’t exactly like mine; we’re almost there. We are working on the logo, packaging etc. A lot of things go into making a mouthpiece, but let me assure you, the BES (Bill Evans Signature) will blow everything else out of the park. This I know. I’ve tried everything else! :)

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Bill Evans Signature Series Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

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October 10, 2014

Photos: Bill Evans Soulgrass @ StageOne, Fairfield, CT – 9/12/14

Some great shots by our friend Jayne Tansey-Patron.

Did we ever have a blast at this gig! The CT crowd rocked, we rocked back – just kept feeding off each other. Can’t wait to do it again!

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August 18, 2014

Photos: Bill Evans at Xmas Jam 25

Left to right: Matt Abts, Danny Louis, Ron Holloway, Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Jorgen Carlsson, Ike Stubblefield and Bill Evans

When Warren Haynes Presents: The Xmas Jam brought Bill in as a “guest at large” – they put him to work! Playing with Gov’t Mule at PreJam (December 12th), with Gov’t Mule again on the 13th at the Civic Center, then with Aquarium Rescue Unit and “Sco Mule” on the 14th.

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August 7, 2014

Live in Moscow album ready for early October release

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Here’s an announcement I’m thrilled to make! We’re getting ready to release “Bill Evans Soulgrass – Live in Moscow” in early October.

During the fall of 2013 we performed 14 concerts as part of a U.S. State Dept. tour of Russia. Live performances were recorded at The Tsereteli Gallery of Arts in Moscow, October 29, 2013 and The Spaso House, U.S. Ambassador Residence, in Moscow on November 14, 2013. (more…)

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June 27, 2014

Review: Bill Evans/Mike Stern Band @ The Rochester Jazz Fest

a photo of Bill Evans at the Rochester Jazz Fest 2014 playing sax

Thanks very much to the Rochester City Newspaper for the cool review! We did indeed have a great time, I know I’d love to go back next year w/ Soulgrass! (more…)

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June 16, 2014

Photos: Bill Evans and Mike Stern feat. Tom Kennedy and Dennis Chambers @ Iridium – 6/14/14

Iridium Marquee with Bill Evans

Before heading off to Japan, Canada and all across Europe, The Evans/Stern Band feat. Tom Kennedy and Dennis Chambers put on 6 shows in 3 nights at NYC’s famous Iridium Jazz Club. Here are some photos from the show on June 14th, 2014. Enjoy!

June 3, 2014

Bill Evans Summer Camp 2014 Sit Ins

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Here are a couple of tracks from Umphrey’s McGee w/ Bill, and moe. w/ Bill – from the Summer Camp 2014 Music Festival. Enjoy!

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May 5, 2014

Interview: Bill Evans on Blue Microphones

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This is a cool little video that the folks over at Blue Microphones put together. I chat about my career, my music, my passions – and the only microphone I use! Thanks guys.

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April 25, 2014

Soulgrass to Headline the 3rd Annual Wills Mountain Festival

Wow are we happy to announce this! We’re going to be playing the 3rd Annual Wills Mountain Festival in Bedford County, PA. The festival runs from August 8th to 10th, and we’ll be playing on the 8th. Some of the many artists performing include Donna the Buffalo, The Horse Flies and JP Harris and The Tough Choices. Head over to their web site for more details, and join their Facebook Page for the very latest updates.

WILLS MOUNTAIN festival poster and artist lineup

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