January 24, 2018

Tour News: Petite Blonde II – 25th Anniversary – Spring 2018

In 1992 I had the idea to put together a band of like minded musicians and do my first big solo tour of Europe. The Music was to be a “no holds barred” approach to performing live. Pure energy mixed with contemporary ideas.

I called this Band “Petite Blonde”. Dennis Chambers, Victor Bailey, Chuck Loeb, and Mitchel Forman. We recorded a live CD called “Petite Blonde” during this tour.

I’ve formed a new band to tour once again under the same premise. No holds barred. Petite Blonde II is: Bill Evans, Ulf Wakenius, Dennis Chambers and Gary Granger. The tour dates are up with a couple more coming soon. See you on the road!

January 24, 2018

Stream: Kris Myers w/ guests Live at Moroccan Lounge 11/12/17

### Band ###
Kris Myers (drums) – Umphrey’s McGee
Bill Evans (saxophonist) (sax) – Miles Davis, SoulGrass
Jason Hann (percussion) – The String Cheese Incident, Eoto
Hadrien Feraud (bass) – John McLaughlin, Chick Corea
Marcus Rezak (guitar) – Shred is Dead, FrankenZaps Monster
Ben “Smiley” Silverstein (keys) – The Main Squeeze
Rashawn Ross – Trumpet (Dave Matthews Band)


Set 1
River People
Hip Pockets (Billy Cobham/George Duke Band)
15 steps
Akimbo
Sing A Simple Song
Rattletrap

Set 2
Relax
Dixie Hop
Jealous Guy
Tit for Tat
Snap Dragon

Encore
Actual Proof

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January 20, 2018

Bill Evans with the Leslie ManDoki Soulmates All-Star Concert

In celebration of the 2018 GRAMMY Week, and to benefit the MusiCares Foundation, Leslie Mandoki plays with his band “ManDoki Soulmates”, a supergroup of musical icons and Grammy-winning artists, sophisticated progressive rock music combined with modern jazz for the first time in New York.

Performers scheduled to appear include Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Cory Henry, Till Bronner, Klaus Doldinger (Doldinger’s Passport), Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, Julia Mandoki, John Helliwell (Supertramp) and Mark Hart (Supertramp).

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October 17, 2017

Saxophone Improvisation

Do you want to learn how to improvise? I can show you!

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August 27, 2017

Tour News: Blue Ridge Jam, Black Mountain, NC

The Blue Ridge Jam is a 2-night event in Black Mountain, NC happening on Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd. This year it’ll feature The Bill Evans Band w/ very special guest Jeff Sipe, Leftover Salmon, The New Orleans Suspects and more! Tickets available here.

August 22, 2017

Photos: Summer in Japan 2017

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June 30, 2017

The Bill Evans Band in Kazakhstan

Thrilled to announce that the Bill Evans Band is headed to Astana in Kazakhstan. Catch us at the JAZZIA Festival – which is three days of famous jazz band performances from various countries. The festival will be held within the EXPO-2017 territory in the Hall of Energy. We’ll be playing on August 15th at 21:00. For more info and tickets see the JAZZIA Festival page, or their Facebook page.

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