Bill Evans is a world-class saxophonist and producer who made his debut on the international music scene in the 1980s originally with Miles Davis, (at the age of 21 years old and recorded 6 records with Davis) which led to playing with the likes of John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson to name a few. With 24 solo albums, Grammy nods, and countless collaborations and tours, Evans has continued to explore a dazzling variety of adventurous musical settings as a pioneering bandleader, consistently winning fans in the worldwide arena. Recent highlights include touring and/or performing with his own Bill Evans Band as well as Warren Haynes, Robben Ford (Soulgrass meets Blues), Phil Lesh & Friends, The Stern/Evans Band, Medeski Martin & Wood, and countless sit-ins with The Allman Brothers Band, Umphrey’s Mcgee, Moe, Blues Traveler, Galactic and more. Bill Evans currently performs in a number of constellations, such as:
Bill Evans & The Players Club featuring Keith Carlock
Every once in a while a new group comes along that is put together by “like-minded“ musicians who have proven themselves as established players on the international music scene. Bill Evans and The Players Club is such an ensemble. The group consists of Bill Evans on sax/vocals, features Keith Carlock on drums, Tim Lefebvre on Bass and Jim Beard on keyboards. Together they have been on stage with top acts such as Steely Dan, Sting, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter amongst many others. The range of music and level of their playing makes this an exclusive club indeed – not to be missed. Members only. The Players Club will go into the studio this year and record a new album which will be released on German based label Moosicus and released in support of their forthcoming tour 2021-2022.
Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band
Featuring Nicolas Viccaro & Tom Kennedy
One of the greatest jazz guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has the unique ability to play with the finesse and lyricism of Jim Hall, the driving swing of Wes Montgomery and the turbulent, overdriven attack of Jimi Hendrix. Growing up in the Washington, D.C. area, Stern revered all three of those guitar immortals, along with such potent blues guitarists as Albert and B.B. King. Aspects of those seminal influences can be heard in his playing on the 18 recordings he has released as a leader or in his acclaimed sideman work for Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, the Brecker Brothers, Jaco Pastorius, Steps Ahead, David Sanborn, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Joe Henderson and the all-star Four Generations of Miles’ band.
The Spy Killers feat. Wolfgang Haffner – the worlds most dangerous band!
The Spy Killers feat. Wolfgang Haffner are their own brand of music. A unique musical blend where soul meets jazz and Miles meets Elvis. They simply have no boundaries. Whether its sci-fi soul and funk or grooves from another galaxy, you can’t help but get drawn into their intoxicating world. A Spy Killers concert will hypnotize you, and is an experience you will not forget anytime soon. Alongside Bill himself, The Spy Killers feature drummer extraordinaire Wolfgang Haffner, young keyboard phenomenon Simon Oslender and bass groove master Claus Fischer.