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Prez Fest 2011 – Celebrating Gil Evans – at Saint Peter’s Church – Lexington and 54th Street, New York City Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 7, 2011


To: Listings/Critics/Features

From: Jazz Promo Services

Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jazzpromo@earthlink.net




The Jazz Committee / Midtown Arts Common

at Saint Peter’s Church presents

Prez Fest 2011 – March 13, 2011

Celebrating Gil Evans,

NEA Jazz Master, Arranger, Composer, Band Leader, and Pianist

Saint Peter’s Church “The Jazz Church”

619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City

212 935 2200


# 6 Train to 51st Street

3:30 PM            Panel Discussion — FREE

“Gil Evans: In and Out of the Cool  The Man and His Music”

Moderator Stephanie Crease with Maria Schneider, Helen Merrill, Howard Johnson, and Ryan Truesdell

Visit the Legend Wall describing the history of Gil

Evans — photos, press clippings, discography and more.      

5:00 PM            Jazz Vespers with the music of Gil Evans   —  Freewill Offering

Guest Soloists: Helen MerrillSteve Wilson, Howard Johnson and Frank Kimbrough

7:00 PM            Concert  “Rarely-performed and some never-before heard music of Gil Evans”


Phil Woods, Andy Bey and Frank Kimbrough with the Eastman School of Music Chamber Jazz Ensemble performing music arranged by Gil Evans and conducted by Artistic Director Ryan Truesdell

                    $25 Suggested Ticket Donation at the Door

                    $10 Student Suggested Ticket Donation

                    $20 Tickets in Advance at www.saintpeters.org/jazz



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