Tuesday 5th June 2018
£20.00 - £37.50
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. His trio was also the first all american band to perform at the ‘old place’ in 1965 and the reason for the club always having a decent piano. His appearances at Ronnie Scott’s have subsequently become some of the most talked about performances in the clubs history. Tonights show features the club’s Artistic Director and pianist extraordinaire, James Pearson - who is well known for his ‘portrait’ series (Oscar Peterson/Erroll Garner/Dudley Moore and George Shearing) and in addition to performing some of Bill Evans well known tunes he will give us his insight into the man and his music, with anecdotes and some soundbites.
Tell us what you think of A Portrait of Bill Evans with The James Pearson Trio below..