BILL EVANS BAND 25th Anniversary Tour of  Petite Blonde II feat. DENNIS CHAMBERS

BILL EVANS BAND 25th Anniversary Tour of Petite Blonde II feat. DENNIS CHAMBERS

BILL EVANS BAND 25th Anniversary Tour of  Petite Blonde II feat. DENNIS CHAMBERS

Selected performance:
Tuesday 1st May - Wednesday 2nd May

Details

BILL EVANS BAND 25th Anniversary Tour of

Petite Blonde II

Ulf Wakenius ---- el. guitar

Bill Evans ---- sax

Gary Grainger ---- el. bass

Denis Chambers ---- drums

BILL EVANS (http://www.billevanssax.com/)

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Watching the intensity between Evans’ Sax and Dion’s vocals is something you will not soon forget” – El Pais, Madrid

Few jazz-grass mash-ups have had the pedigree and potential of Bill Evans Wall Street Journal

·Bill Evans is a modern day renaissance man. One of a kind” - San Francisco Chronicle

·Bill is one of the greatest musicians I've come upon.” - Miles Davis (Most iconic jazz musician of the 20th century )

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. 

DENNIS CHAMBERS https://www.dennischambers.com/

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Dennis Chambers (born May 9, 1959) is an American drummer who has recorded and
performed with John Scofield, George Duke ,Brecker Brothers, Santana,
Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe Victor
Wooten and many others. Despite a lack of formal training, Chambers has become well
known among drummers for his technique and speed. Chambers is particularly regarded
for his ability to play "in the pocket" but can also stretch very far out of the pocket which is
also a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically
proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide variety of musical
genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing. He
is mostly known for his fast hands and triplets on the bass drum. He has helped many
young drummers, the most prominent beingTony Royster, Jr.
In 2007, just before Led Zeppelin were scheduled to play at the O2 Arena in London, John
Bonham's son Jason was asked in an interview that if he himself were to pass up the
opportunity, which drummer would he recommend to fill the coveted drum throne. His reply
was 'If I were to choose, I would probably want a jazz drummer with a strong swing feel.
You know what - Dennis Chambers. I think he would "get it", whereas other rock
drummers wouldn't.'
In an interview by Bonedo in 2011 Dennis Chambers was asked who some of his
influences and favorite drummers were and he mentioned Clyde Stubblefield, Al Jackson
Jr.,Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Husband, Jack Dejohnette, Billy Cobham, Buddy
Rich, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, and Tony Williams.
He performed on the critically acclaimed Maceo Parker live album "Roots and Grooves"
album with long time friend Rodney "Skeet" Curtis (bass) and the WDR Big Band. He has
toured extensively with Carlos Santana and makes appearances with his band Niacin.
He plays and endorses Pearl drums, pedals, hardware & racks, Zildjian cymbals, Zildjian
drumsticks & general accessories and Evans drumheads.
Chambers began drumming at the age of four years, and was gigging in Baltimore-area
nightclubs by the age of six. He was recruited in 1981 by the Sugar Hill Label to be their
"house drummer." Dennis plays on many Sugar Hill releases . In 1978 (at 18 years old) he
joined Parliament/Funkadelic, and stayed with them until 1985. In 1986 he joined the John
Scofield band. Since then he has played with most of the major figures in jazz fusion
music.
On August 26, 2011 Chambers appeared as a featured drummer on the Late Show with
David Letterman's Drum Solo Week II, alongside other such notable players as Tony
Royster, Jr., Gavin Harrison, Neil Peart and Stewart Copeland.
Dennis Chambers (born May 9, 1959) is an American drummer who has recorded andperformed with John Scofield, George Duke ,Brecker Brothers, Santana,
Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe Victor Wooten and many others. Despite a lack of formal training, Chambers has become well known among drummers for his technique and speed. Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play "in the pocket" but can also stretch very far out of the pocket which is also a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing. He is mostly known for his fast hands and triplets on the bass drum. He has helped many young drummers, the most prominent being Tony Royster, Jr.
In 2007, just before Led Zeppelin were scheduled to play at the O2 Arena in London, John Bonham's son Jason was asked in an interview that if he himself were to pass up the opportunity, which drummer would he recommend to fill the coveted drum throne. His reply was 'If I were to choose, I would probably want a jazz drummer with a strong swing feel.
You know what - Dennis Chambers. I think he would "get it", whereas other rock drummers wouldn't.'
In an interview by Bonedo in 2011 Dennis Chambers was asked who some of his influences and favorite drummers were and he mentioned Clyde Stubblefield, Al Jackson Jr.,Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Husband, Jack Dejohnette, Billy Cobham, Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, and Tony Williams.
He performed on the critically acclaimed Maceo Parker live album "Roots and Grooves" album with long time friend Rodney "Skeet" Curtis (bass) and the WDR Big Band. He has toured extensively with Carlos Santana and makes appearances with his band Niacin.
He plays and endorses Pearl drums, pedals, hardware & racks, Zildjian cymbals, Zildjian drumsticks & general accessories and Evans drumheads.
Chambers began drumming at the age of four years, and was gigging in Baltimore-area nightclubs by the age of six. He was recruited in 1981 by the Sugar Hill Label to be their "house drummer." Dennis plays on many Sugar Hill releases . In 1978 (at 18 years old) he joined Parliament/Funkadelic, and stayed with them until 1985. In 1986 he joined the John Scofield band. Since then he has played with most of the major figures in jazz fusion music.
On August 26, 2011 Chambers appeared as a featured drummer on the Late Show with David Letterman's Drum Solo Week II, alongside other such notable players as Tony Royster, Jr., Gavin Harrison, Neil Peart and Stewart Copeland.
GARY GRAINGER
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Born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on 1995, Gary Grainger began playing bass with his older brother, drummer Gregory Grainger. In the late 70s the pair joined Pockets, recording for Columbia Records, and toured extensively
with a package headlined by Earth, Wind And Fire.
He first attracted wide attention in the late 80s, playing electric bass with John Scofield on tour and on several recording sessions, including two late 80s
Gramavision albums, Blue Matter and Loud Jazz.
After leaving Scofield he teamed up with the band’s drummer, Dennis Chambers, forming the funk band, Graffiti. He has also recorded with Carl Filipiak and Haakon Graf.
In the late 90s he began working with his brother in a fusion band, designed to display the highly empathetic nature of their musical relationship as well as Grainger’s composing skills.
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