The Gil Evans Orchestra celebrates and honors the legendary jazz arranger and composer's birthday.
The fabulous Gil Evans Orchestra, led by Miles Evans, Gil's son, includes several musicians who were long-term members.
A seminal figure in the development of modal and cool jazz, as well as jazz fusion, Evans collaborated extensively with Miles Davis, notably on the trumpeter's albums Birth of the Cool (1957), Miles Ahead (1957), Porgy and Bess (1958), and Sketches of Spain (1960). Over the course of his storied career, he also worked with the Claude Thornhill Orchestra, Astrud Gilberto, Jaco Pastorius, Maria Schneider, and a host of other legendary musicians. Read what DownBeat Magazine has written about Evans and his career here.
Drums - Kenwood Dennard
Bass - Mark Egan
Guitars - Paul Metzke and Oz Noy
Keyboards - Pete Levin and Delmar Brown
Trumpets - Miles Evans, Lew Soloff and Shunzo Ohno
Trombones - Tom "Bones" Malone, David Bargeron, Earl Mcintyre and Conrad Herwig.
Saxes - Alex Foster, Chris Hunter, David Mann, David Binney and Tim Hegarty.
French Horn - John Clark
Tuba - Bob Stewart
Special Guests - Mino Cinelu, Matthew Garrison Bruce Ditmas, Ben Perowsky and others