Fairfield, CT (PRWEB) June 14, 2013
Fairfield Theatre Company welcomes Saxophonist Bill Evans and his band Soul Grass to its intimate StageOne theatre on Saturday June 29th at 7:30 p.m.
Throughout his over twenty year career as a solo artist, saxophonist Bill Evans has explored a variety of musical settings that goes well beyond the confines of traditional jazz, rock, hip-hop, jam, fusion, reggae, Brazilian and slamming funk. Having performed in Miles Davis’s group at the age of 22, the talented saxophone guru has recorded and toured with notable musicians including John McLaughlin, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Steps Ahead, and Mick Jagger.
Evans has continuously been on a musical adventure around the world, touring over 100 concerts per year worldwide. Evans will now come to perform at the intimate Fairfield Theatre Company. Soulgrass will energize the crowd as they bring their latest work, Dragonfly, to StageOne.
A Soulgrass show brings together a collaboration of musical talent that any visitor of a New Orleans Jazz Fest would consider them a “SuperJam” band of the future. Featuring Evans on sax and vocals, the dynamic Josh Dion on vocals and drums, audience favorite Ryan Cavanaugh on banjo, Mitch ‘Moose’ Stein on guitar, Clifford Carter on keyboards and Andy Hess (Govt Mule/Black Crowes) on bass; it’s easy to see why the term super group surely applies.
This extraordinarily talented group performs a style of American bluegrass that incorporates a blend of jazz and funk. Covering these musical genres and melding them in ways that are quite compelling, Bill Evans latest release is a melting pot of Americana meets soul, meets jazz that pushes all boundaries.
Join the Fairfield Theatre Company and fellow music lovers as they welcome this sensational saxophone player and his talented band of superb musicians for a night of music guests will not forget.
Date: Saturday, June 29th
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Show: 7:30 p.m.
Venue: StageOne 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT 06824
Tickets: $32 Adv. Members Save $3 Buy tickets: Box Office: 203.259.1036 or reserve online: http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org
About the company:
Fairfield Theatre Company is a highly-acclaimed nonprofit performing arts organization located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Connecticut. FTC presents nearly 200 performances and concerts each year featuring outstanding national talent on FTC’s StageOne in Fairfield, The Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, and the Norwalk Concert Hall in Norwalk. FTC’s intimate 200-seat StageOne venue is widely recognized as being one of the best places to see a live performance in the region. FTC is dedicated to providing the highest quality arts, entertainment, and educational experiences to the communities we serve.