March 25, 2015

Bill Evans Soulgrass Returns to Russia

Filmmaker Christoph Felder, from Koln, Germany is going to accompany Bill Evans Soulgrass on their 10 city tour of Russia, that ends with a concert at the Moscow Philharmonic followed by a private concert for dignitaries from both countries at the Spaso House, which is The US ambassadors residence in Moscow.

Bill Evans Soulgrass current release was recorded live in Moscow in the fall of 2013.

Evans says “I love the playing for the Russian people. They love music and life in general. Music transcends religion and politics, so we plan on showing people in Russia how happy we are to play for them”.

Going with Soulgrass on this trip is Murali Coryell and Mitch Stein on guitars, Dave Anderson on bass, Joel Rosenblatt on drums. “Murali is a tremendous blues singer. We are happy to have him aboard.”

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February 28, 2015

Video: Bill Evans’ Soulgrass – Rise Above (11/15/14)

Soulgrass plays “Rise Above” for the famous German television show “Rockpalast” on Nov 15th, 2014. Recorded live at the “Leverkusen Jazztage” in Leverkusen, Germany.

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February 16, 2015

5 Night 10 Show Residency at The Birdland

Mike Stern & Bill Evans

I’m very pleased to let y’all know that The Mike Stern and Bill Evan Band are headed to the Birdland for a 5 night (March 3rd – 7th, 2015) 10 (!) show residency. Mike and I will be joined by drummer Steve Smith (Journey, Steps Ahead, Jean-Luc Ponty, Vital Information) and bassist Tom Kennedy (Steps Ahead, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Dave Grusin). See you there! :)

January 3, 2015

Bill Evans Signature Series Tenor Sax Mouthpiece Update!

Bill with Oteil

Exciting mouthpiece news! The new Bill Evans Signature mouthpiece is almost ready! We now have an exact copy of this amazing mouthpiece that I have been playing for over 33 years!! on everything from Miles Davis to yesterday! I have played no other mouthpiece since 1981! Check back in the very new future for purchasing options. Thanks!

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January 2, 2015

New Bill Evans Soulgrass album, “Live in Moscow”

Bill Evans Soulgrass Live in Moscow cover art

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

Update Spring 2015: We’ve got the album out on tour with us, head to a show and grab yourself a copy! We’re in the process of adding it to iTunes, Amazon etc, and will update this site, Facebook, Twitter etc.

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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December 13, 2014

Photo Gallery: Bill Evans with Anders Osborne @ The Brooklyn Bowl, 12/13/14

December 5, 2014

Relix: Bill Evans Soulgrass @ The Brooklyn Bowl

Bill at the Brooklyn Bowl

The jamband publication of all jamband publications, Relix Magazine, has a great photo gallery of our show at the Brooklyn Bowl back from last night (December 4th). Check it out here.

November 2, 2014

Video: The Weight – Live from Tilburg, NL 10/26/14

Had a great night at The Paradox, Tilburg!