Bill Evans will be honored by his Alma Mater the week of February 21-24. Ted Rosenthal will be featured at the conclusion of the four-day jazz festival at Southeastern Louisiana University, from where Evans graduated with honors in 1950. Evans was a recipient of 7 Grammy Awards and produced scores of recordings prior to his death in 1980.
The Bill Evans Jazz Festival began four years ago, and since that time has welcomed Debby Evans (Bill's niece for whom he wrote Waltz for Debby), Willis Delony, the Eddie Gomez Trio, and Kenny Werner. This year the Ted Rosenthal Trio will include drummer Eliot Zigmund, who recorded with Evans, and Sean Smith on bass. Rosenthal was twelve years old when he first met Bill Evans at Yale University, and said
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