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Bill Evans Jazz Festival returns for its 21st anniversary

The 21st Bill Evans Jazz Festival will take place April 6-9. The festival will feature student and faculty jazz performances, along with other schools in the area and guest vocalist Lisanne Lyons. The daytime performances will be held in the Pottle Music Building and the evening performances are in the...
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Bill Evans: Drop the ‘h’ in Amherst

At a recent meeting of the Amherst Town Council, the issue of changing the name of Amherst was raised. And for good reason. Lord Jeff was not a good guy, and we should not speak out against insensitive sports mascots and logos without examining the history of our namesake. The Inn did it, the college did it, the town should do it, too.
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Bill Evans, Robert Glasper, Miriam Makeba & More: The Week in Jazz

The Week in Jazz is your roundup of new and noteworthy stories from the jazz world. It’s a one-stop destination for the music news you need to know. Let’s take it from the top. Noteworthy. Bill Evans Record Store Day Releases Announced: Resonance has announced two Record Store...

Record Store Day 2022 to Bring Exclusives From Taylor Swift, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, John Williams, David Bowie, Bill Evans, U2 and More

The full lineup of exclusive titles for April’s Record Store Day has been announced, with the expected title from official RSD 2022 ambassador Taylor Swift. Her first-time release of a “The Lakes” single leads the way for hundreds of releases that range from a deluxe “Blue Velvet” soundtrack reissue and two John Williams 90th-birthday releases to rarities collections from Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed and David Bowie… and from unreleased jazz concerts by Charles Mingus and Bill Evans to vinyl reissues of albums by Prince, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Childish Gambino, Stevie Nicks, the Cure, Kacey Musgraves and Pearl Jam.

WATCH: Bill Evans Plays 9 Historic Banjos in 9 Minutes at Ear Trumpet Labs

Editors Note: We’re pleased to present this exclusive video from our friends at Ear Trumpet Labs in Portland, Oregon. Special thanks to banjo historian Bill Evans for providing insight into this special project in his letter below. I had left home early that morning and driven 621 miles from...