6 Mar 2014

Bristol Concert March 2013

You can read a review of this concert by Jon Turney of London Jazz News HERE

Kate Williams Trio and Bristol Ensemble 
conducted by William Goodchild perform 
'Bill Evans and the Impressionists'

A new project supported by Arts Council England and Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival. Featured are celebrated UK jazz pianist Kate Williams and her trio, Bristol Ensemble - Bristol's professional chamber orchestra – and composer/ conductor William Goodchild.

This inaugural concert in the Interplay Series places the music of Bill Evans alongside orchestral pieces by the French Impressionist composers. The programme features new orchestral arrangements of some of Bill Evans' finest compositions with favourite works by Ravel, Debussy and Satie.

Bill Evans is widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and perhaps the most influential of the post-World War II jazz pianist/ composers. This concert places his music next to the French composers that had a profound influence on his work, and utilises the orchestra to present his compositions and sound in a new way.

Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival plays host to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative jazz and blues artists for one explosive weekend in March 2014. Featuring no fewer than forty individual concerts as well as late-night jam sessions and an exclusive ‘In Session With’ series of masterclasses with many of the headline performers. Find out more about: www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com