Andy LaVerne Concert at the Clifton Center
World-renowned New York jazz pianist Andy LaVerne, one of the few former students of the great Bill Evans, will perform a special concert playing Evans’ work. The concert is a benefit to support the Clifton Center’s expanded calendar of jazz performances in its 2016-2017 season. LaVerne will be accompanied on vibes by the internationally-recognized Dick Sisto, and the two have promised to intersperse some conversation about the depth and influence of Evans’ work on the evolution of jazz and as in their own lives.
Bill Evans recorded Kind of Blue with Miles Davis and John Coltrane, the best-selling jazz album of all time, and backed Billie Holliday. Miles Davis described Bill’s playing: “like crystal notes or sparkling water cascading down from some clear waterfall.” Contemporary jazz greats refer still to Evans’ influence on the evolution of jazz, particularly on jazz piano and on the way groups still play together today.
Tickets: $20 - Cash Bar
For more information, visit cliftoncenter.org or call (502) 896-6950.