London, Paris, Berlin – an All-Star combination of musicians from the Jazz, Rock and Metal worlds collided! We played the Hammersmith Odeon in London, a historic theatre if ever there was one (Beatles, Stones, etc). And the L’Oympia in Paris and The Concert House in Berlin. Phew! I’m always into the blending of different genres to create something new and fresh.
I just got back last week from the 2017 Jazz Cruise in the Caribbean. I had an awesome time. Me, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Dennis Chambers and Tommy Kennedy played as a band on the ship. At least 80 musicians took part. Scuba diving, etc. Belize City, Casa de Maya, Cozumel, Key West. What an incredible time! More photos here.
Greece!!!🇬🇷 Germany!!!🇩🇪 Austria!!! 🇦🇹 – we’re on our way! The Bill Evans Band continues the Rise Above tour, kickin’ ass and takin’ names. Across the pond, no problem – have sax will travel! Check out the Tour Dates page for all the details :)
UPDATE: check out what Jazzwise Magazine (link opens in a new window/tab) had to say about our gig last week at Ronnie Scott’s! And if you think that one was “face melting” – this gig at the Jazz Cafe will be the FACE MELTINGEST EVER! LOL :) :)
Heya London! We’re coming for you! On August 9th at The Jazz Cafe we’re going to have our “Rise Above Album Release Show” – one epic night with the Bill Evans Band. We’ll be giving away copies of the new album, there’ll be an open “meet and greet”, and a whole lotta killer music!
Well you know I’m headed to Europe in April to support my NEW ALBUM!!! “Rise Above”. In June I’m doing a series of gigs as The Stern/Evans Band feat. Darryl Jones & Dennis Chambers in NYC at the famous Birdland. The Stern/Evans Band is also playing a slew of gigs at European Festivals the entire month of July! After July 24th, Keith Carlock will be joining The Stern/Evans Band on drums.
Also, on June 11th I’m playing the The Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon, NY with The Stern/Evans Band and special guest Scott Beall.
After that? My new band (!) and I will be off to South America, China, Taiwan and back to Europe again!
ps. the Bill Evans Band is:
Bill Evans: saxophones, vocals
Josh Dion: drums, vocals
Dave Anderson: bass