Saturday November 13th
and Sunday November 14th 2021
Bill Evans was one of the most iconic groundbreaking pianists of the last century who pushed the boundaries of jazz piano playing to new levels. His intimate sound, combined with his advanced harmonic and rhythmic capabilities are still influencing musicians today.
Four UK jazz legends unite for this special tribute to the undoubted master of the modern jazz piano trio, Bill Evans. This intimate evening in the company of true jazz greats with personal memories and anecdotes will feature originals from The group as well as some Evans originals that have now entered the jazz canon.
Norma Winstone pioneered the approach to wordless vocals in jazz, as well creating countless word-settings with Kenny Wheeler, Ralph Towner and John Taylor.
Stan Sulzmann’s highly personal, haunting but forward-looking style has won him many admirers and colleagues, including Gil Evans, Michael Brecker and Mike Gibbs.
Nikki Iles’ 25 years experience playing, composing and teaching have made her one of the finest modern jazz pianists in Europe and voted Best Pianist in the 2018 British Jazz Awards Her fluent and creative playing has been heard with the finest UK musicians, including Kenny Wheeler and Tina May.
Dave Green’s surefooted approach made him the bassist of choice for visiting artists such as Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster in the 60s. He remains in high demand today.
A stellar line-up in our Jazz Divas 2021 Series for The EFG London Jazz Festival at The Pheasantry
The JBGB Events Jazz Divas 2021 Series is our fourth 8- evening concert programme showcasing the very best of British Jazz Singers in intimate personal cabaret style concerts.