December 16, 2019

2019 Wrap-up | Blues, Miles & Beyond @ The Blue Note Tokyo, April 2020

Hello friends, fans, and the curious –
 

2019 was an especially great year for me. I met and played with some great musicians.

I was in Japan celebrating my 30th anniversary of playing the Blue Note there, with an amazing band consisting of Robben Ford, Keith Carlock and James Genus. I toured with my new band The “Spykillers!” with Wolfgang Haffner who was a sheer joy to tour with. Great vibes and great music! Gary Grainger, Claus Fischer and Simon Oslender. Thank you!

I met and played with, for the first time, the incredible singer Max Mutzke from Germany as well as the legendary singer Thomas Quasthoff. With Thomas, we  played to sold out shows in Philharmonic style Halls in Germany and Austria. I feel blessed to have these incredible experiences with such great musicians. I had some super moments with Nils Landgren. He’s amazing.

I’m recording another CD this January 2020 in Nashville, with Robben Ford, Keith Carlock and Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones, Sting, Madonna). We will debut it in Japan this coming April. I have a lot more to come, but I’ll get to it another time.  Oh yeah, another Spykiller CD will be in the works as well. This time in the studio.

It’s a crazy time in the world. Let’s try to remember that the Truth is golden. and yes, it DOES make a difference. HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE! -Bill Evans

July 13, 2019

Video: Bill Evans & The Spykillers! – Live @ Bucharest Jazz Festival, 07/07/2019

Thank you unnamed YouTube uploader!

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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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May 11, 2017

Bill Evans Sax Clinic & Signature Mouthpiece Demo – Evanston, IL

Hey gang! This Saturday (May 13th) I’ll be at PM Woodwinds in Evanston, IL (map/address below) giving a sax clinic and a demo of my Signature Series Tenor Sax Mouthpiece. It starts at 1PM and will go till around 3PM. Come by and say hello! :) :)

May 1, 2017

Stream: Tales of a Shiny Devil

Jake Cinninger crushed this one. Like, epic. Roller coaster. It’s from the album “Rise Above” – which you can find here on iTunes or here on Amazon.

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March 18, 2017

Video: The Bill Evans Band – San Javier 2016

Can you figure out the problem with the title of the video (on YouTube itself)?

Aside from the slight mislabelling, what a great video! Audio and video quality sure beats my cell phone videos! :) :)

Setlist: Dixie Hop, Tit For Tat, Kings And Queens, Soulbop, Cool Eddie, Love Is Working Overtime, Solid, Let’s Pretend, Big Fun, Jean Pierre

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June 22, 2016

Stream: Bill Evans “Rise Above”

For your listening pleasure, here are 4 tracks from Bill’s latest and greatest, Rise Above. Leave a comment letting us know whatcha think!

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