May 15, 2013 Happenings In the News
The Gil Evans Project led by Ryan Truesdell at Jazz Standard

gil evans project led by ryan truesdell at jazz standard

If you’re in the mood for big band jazz, be sure to check out Jazz Standard this week. Conductor and jazz scholar Ryan Truesdell brings his Gil Evans Project back to the NoMad neighborhood.

The idea for this project began in 2011 when Ryan Truesdell led a big band through a riveting performance of jazz composer Gil Evans’ 1961 album Out of the Cool. The popularity of this concert prompted a return to the Jazz Standard stage to celebrate what would have been Evans’ 100th birthday. This lead to the Centennial record that received a Grammy win, two additional nominations and was called “an extraordinary album” by the NY Times.

The Gil Evans Project led by Ryan Truesdell will grace the Jazz Standard stage multiple times a night through Sunday as part of a six-night run. We’re so lucky to have this fantastic group playing in the heart of the NoMad neighborhood. If you don’t want to wait until next year, be sure to make time to head over to Jazz Standard for what is sure to be a fantastic night of music.

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