Eliane Elias: Bill Evans Salute

Eliane Elias: Bill Evans Salute


Bill Evans Salute
Eliane Elias

feat. Marc Johnson
& Joe LaBarbera

Sunday, September 14, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

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Eliane Elias: Bill Evans Salute

The rich music of Bill Evans -- the supremely lyrical and creative pianist who brought a collective improvisational approach to modern jazz trio playing -- will pour forth when Elias leads a seamless trio with the musicians featured in Evans’ final, inspired trio: bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe LaBarbera. Elias, a melodious pianist and singer whose crisp, lyrical playing draws on Evans’ music as well as the playing of other masters like Red Garland and Wynton Kelly, recorded a beautiful tribute to Evans on Blue Note Records in 2008, 28 years after his death at 51. Called “a triumph” by the All Music Guide, the recording, Something for You, featured Elias performing songs that Evans famously wrote (“Waltz for Debby,” “Blue in Green”); standards like “My Foolish Heart” that he played like nobody else; and two previously unknown Evans tunes that Johnson, Elias’ husband, found on a cassette Evans had given him. She wrote lyrics to one of them, “Here Is Something for You,” and composed a stirring ballad in Evans’ memory. Elias will dig into that repertoire and more when this splendid trio honors one of jazz’s greatest artists.

Artist Personnel

Eliane Elias piano
Rubens de La Corte guitar
Marc Johnson bass

Joe LaBarbera drums

Artist Website

"Elias is among the major jazz pianists of our times. " — San Francisco Examiner
"Elias commands the keyboard with a forceful two-handed muscularity that belies her image as a blond younger sister of the mythical Girl From Ipanema. " — The New York Times

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