September 20, 2019

JAZZ RE-IMAGINED: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY

The SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA is joined by Bill Evans on a musical expedition across America from north to south, east to west and all points in-between. Along the way, jazz meets up with bluegrass, soul, funk and fusion to make a beautiful noise on a road trip to remember. 

Long-time SNJO collaborator Bill Evans is well known for conducting experimental marriages between firmly established but quite distinct forms of American music. His portmanteau projects have included such unlikely bedfellows as soul and bluegrass, and jazz and country music. Here he is reunited with the SNJO to perform a new programme of wild-at-heart, cross-genre music in the true spirit of the west. It may sound a little like a shotgun wedding to the ears of conservative purists, but the music is guaranteed to raise the bar high for courageous modern music.

FRI, 27 SEP 2019 | EDINBURGH at Queen’s Hall

SAT, 28 SEP 2019 | GLASGOW at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (New Auditorium)

SUN, 29 SEP 2019 | ABERDEEN at Aberdeen Music Hall

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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October 29, 2018

Steve Lukather & Bill Evans – “Toxic Monkey” feat. Will Lee, Keith Carlock & Steve Weingart

Photo by Rebecca Hale Evans

Bill is headed back to The Iridium and this time it’s going to get pretty wild!

This All Star Rock/Fusion Band Features: Steve Lukather – Best Known As A Founding Member Of Toto. A Prolific Musician Has More Than 1500 Albums To His Credit And Has Toured With Michael Jackson, Warren Zevon, Larry Carlton, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai And Ringo Starr. A First Call Musician You’ve Seen Him On Grammy Awards, Rock Hall Of Fame Broadcasts And All Star Bands Across All Spectrums.

Keith Carlock– Current Long Time Drummer For Steely Dan, Has Played And Recorded With James Taylor, Donald Fagin, Sting, John Mayer And Countless Others

Will Lee Best Known For His Bass Work With The David Letterman Late Night Orchestra With Paul Shaffer, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Founding Member Of Fab Faux.

Steve Weingart Has Performed And Recorded With Steve Lukather, Chaka Khan, Robben Ford Among Others.

Every 10 Years A Group Of Mentally Deranged Musicians From All Over The USA From All Walks Of Musical Styles Who Met At A Strip Poker Game And Since No Women Showed Up They Decided To Start A Jam Band That Only Plays Once Every 9 Years, Eloquently Named By Band Guru Bill Evans The Now Legendary “Toxic Monkey” Was Born. The Band Was Created By Steve Lukather And Bill Evans. “Toxic Monkey” will feature Will Lee, Keith Carlock And Steve Weingart, All Multi Grammy Winners And Old Friends. This 6 Night Event At The Iridium Is A One Time Only Thing So Don’t Miss It!’

Tickets available here.

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!

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.

May 26, 2017

Tour News: Tokyo, Japan – Summer 2017!

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