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

Summer Camp Music Festival 2014 banner

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

ad for Dragonfly Microphone with Bill Evans

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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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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