Gil Evans Project Presents: SKETCHES OF SPAIN featuring SARA CASWELL
August 19 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 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 1960 album, Sketches of Spain, as well as selections from Quiet Nights featuring Grammy nominated violinist, Sara Caswell.
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
Sara Caswell, violin
Ryan Truesdell, conductor
Woodwinds: Steve Wilson, Dave Pietro, Tom Christensen, Alden Banta, Jesse Han, & Hsuan-Fong Chen
French Horns: Adam Unsworth, Marshall Sealy, & Dan Salera
Trumpets: Augie Haas (lead), Scott Wendholt, Chole Rowlands, & Jonathan Heim
Trombones: Ryan Keberle & George Flynn (bass trombone)
Tuba: Marcus Rojas
Harp: Ruth Bennett
Percussion: Mike Truesdell & Jeremy Smith
Rhythm: Jay Anderson (bass) & Lewis Nash (drums)