Gil Evans Project Presents: PORGY & BESS featuring RILEY MULHERKAR
August 18 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
A Grammy Award nominated large ensemble devoted to the performance and preservation of the music of the famed composer/arranger, Gil Evans, the Gil Evans Project make their long awaited Birdland debut with an epic, five night celebration of the historic collaborations between Evans and famed trumpeter Miles Davis.
Led by Grammy Award winning producer Ryan Truesdell, tonight this outstanding ensemble of New York City’s finest musicians will present the complete music from the 1958 album, Porgy & Bess featuring Riley Mulherkar on trumpet.
You don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to hear these legendary collaborations performed live on consecutive nights in one of the best jazz clubs in the world!
- August 16: Miles Ahead and Birth of the Cool featuring Scott Wendholt
- August 17: Porgy & Bess featuring Steve Wilson
- August 18: Porgy & Bess featuring Riley Mulherkar
- August 19: Sketches of Spain and Quiet Nights featuring Sara Caswell
- August 20: Sketches of Spain and Quiet Nights featuring Nadje Noordhuis
Riley Mulherkar, trumpet
Ryan Truesdell, conductor
Woodwinds: Steve Wilson, Dave Pietro, Tom Christensen, & Alden Banta
French Horns: Adam Unsworth, Marshall Sealy, & Dan Salera
Trumpets: Augie Haas (lead), Scott Wendholt, Nadje Noordhuis, & John Chudoba
Trombones: Ryan Keberle, Nick Finzer, Sara Jacovino, & George Flynn (bass trombone)
Tuba: Marcus Rojas
Rhythm: Jay Anderson (bass) & Lewis Nash (drums)