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Gil Evans Project presents: PORGY & BESS featuring STEVE WILSON

August 17 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Gil Evans Project directed by Ryan Truesdell presents: PORGY & BESS featuring STEVE WILSON at Birdland on August 17th at 7pm & 9:30pm!

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 saxophonist, Steve Wilson.

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


Steve Wilson, saxophone

Ryan Truesdell, conductor

Woodwinds: Ethan Helm, 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)


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