June 5, 2019

Announcement: Spykillers! Pre-Release

A limited number of pre-release copies of “Spykillers! –  Live Down Under” will be available at our Spykillers! concerts in Europe this July.

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May 30, 2019

Tour Updates

Happy to be getting back out on the road! From the Made in New York Jazz Festival in June to the Spykillers! with Wolfgang Haffner featuring Simon Oslender and Gary Granger in July. Check out the Tour Dates section for the latest info.

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March 13, 2019

Bill Evans Super Group Headed to Japan!

I am celebrating my 30th anniversary of playing the Blue Note Jazz Clubs in Japan with a group of great friends – The “Bill Evans Super Group with special guest Robben Ford featuring Keith Carlock and James Genus”. We are debuting “The Sun Room with a limited pre-release with a special cover at the Tokyo Blue Note March 24-27 and March 28th at the Blue Note in Nagoya Japan.

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March 12, 2019

New Album – The Sun Room

I’m very pleased to announce the release of my latest project, this time with Robben Ford.  Robben and I wrote some new music for this special recording.  This project titled “The Sun Room” is very earthy and melodic. It contains influences of  Blues, Jazz, Roots & Americana.  We just finished the live recording last month at the House of Blues recording studio, in Nashville TN.  “The Sun Room” features Keith Carlock on drums and James Genus on bass.

I am celebrating my 30th anniversary of playing the Blue Note Jazz Clubs in Japan with this same group – The “Bill Evans Super Group with special guest Robben Ford featuring Keith Carlock and James Genus”. We are debuting “The Sun Room” with a limited pre-release with a special cover at the Tokyo Blue Note March 24-27 and March 28th at the Blue Note in Nagoya Japan.  The worldwide release, which will have a different cover, will be released later this spring.

I started playing the Blue Notes in Japan in 1989 with my group, which at the time featured Dennis Chambers, Darryl Jones, Chuck Loeb, and Jim Beard.   We recorded a live album on my first visit back then called “Bill Evans – Let the Juice Loose, live at the Blue Note Tokyo”

November 20, 2018

Toxic Monkey at The Iridium!

Grab your tickets in advance!

December 4th, 5th and 9th will be one 90-100 minute set starting at 8:30PM
December 6th, 7th and 8th will be two 65 minute sets at 8:30PM & 10:30PM

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May 26, 2018

RECAP: Bill Evans and Petite Blonde 2 European Tour (Spring 2018)

(Photo locations, clockwise from top left: Oslo, Norway | Lubin, Poland | Berlin, Germany | Ourense, Spain | London, England)

Hello Everyone!

I’m back from my “Bill Evans and Petite Blonde II” tour of Europe. 20 concerts in 23 days! Sold out venues. I cant remember when I had more fun on tour! We couldn’t wait to play every night, and a gig every night is just about what we did.

Here are some thoughts, in random order as they come to me. The first thing that comes to mind is that everyone in the band is a great person first and foremost. They are people you truly want to hang out with and who don’t have some crazy, whacked out ego side to their personality haha! :) None of that here!

I wrote all new music for this tour and everyone killed it! I had a blast singing as well. I look at vocals just like another instrument in the band. Another sound. If you’re not growing and pushing yourself, then you’re going backwards.

Ulf Wakenius, guitar. Incredible lines, fresh, and a joy to play with. Gary Grainger, bass – insane grooves. No one grooves harder with Dennis. They are like one person when they’re playing together. Dennis Chambers, drums. I’ve never heard him better! He has his own feel on drums. He pushed me and inspired me to push my playing forward. It felt so good with this rhythm section that you could really let yourself go.

Paris: I loved seeing a long line outside the club hours before they opened the doors. Our sound man, Richard Leutner had a birthday that day. We surprised him onstage!

Tallinn, Estonia: Great warm crowd and great stage vibe. Love it there!

Ronnie Scotts: Classic venue. Sold out months in advance. We had fun playing 2 nights there and grooving in London.

Milan, Italy: I feel very at home at the Blue Note (venue). I love Italy. The club is one of the finest in the world, I kid you not.

Spain: Always killer audiences who really want to hear you ROCK. We did. Hard! Thousands of people showed up for an outdoor gig. It doesn’t get better than that!

These are just a few thoughts. We played more venues with more awesome experiences as well! (Berlin, thanks again. Great venue!)

Thanks again for everyone who turned out for these concerts. To those who didn’t… your loss. hahahaha just kidding, hope to see you all soon!!!

Best!

Bill Evans

May 3, 2018

Petite Blonde II Tour: Sold Out!

Line @ New Morning Club, Paris.

Talk about a smashing success! The Petite Blonde II tour has packed every venue so far, selling out both nights at famed Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. The band are all having a blast and you can hear it in every note. A huge thank you from Bill and everyone in the band to everyone who came out, lined up, and grooved the night away. We still have Sweden, Italy and Spain to go – check out our tour dates for more info.

Thanks to Valentin Dumontier for this pretty stellar recording (below) from the New Morning in Paris, FR. Enjoy!

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