Bill Evans

Bill Evans
1929 - 1980

Bill Evans  American Pianist


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Bill Evans passed away on 15th Sep 1980 aged 51.


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American Pianist Bill Evans was born William John Evans on 16th August, 1929 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA and passed away on 15th Sep 1980 New York, New York, USA aged 51. He is most remembered for American jazz pianist. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Bill Evans is a member of the following lists: 20th-century American musicians, Grammy Award-winning artists and 20th-century pianists.


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First Name Bill
Last Name Evans
Full Name at Birth William John Evans
Alternative Name Bill Evans
Age 51 (age at death) years
Birthday 16th August, 1929
Birthplace Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Died 15th September, 1980
Place of Death New York, New York, USA
Cause of Death Ulcera
Build Slim
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Leo
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Pianist
Occupation Pianist
Claim to Fame American jazz pianist
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, modal jazz, third stream, cool jazz, post-bop
Music Genre Jazz, Cool, Piano
Year(s) Active 1950s–1980
Music Style Cool, Post-Bop, Modal Music, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Saxophone Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Contemporary Jazz
Music Mood Intimate, Reserved, Reflective, Melancholy, Elegant, Sophisticated, Literate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Calm/Peaceful, Gentle, Sentimental, Complex, Romantic, Soothing, Cerebral, Restrained, Refined/Mannered, Bittersweet, Wistful, Somber, Enigmatic, Rollicking, Playful, Passionate, Gritty, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Instrument Piano, Leader
Instrument (text) Piano
Record Label Riverside, Verve, Fantasy
Associated Acts George Russell, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Philly Joe Jones, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian, Eddie Gómez, Marty Morell, Tony Bennett, Jim Hall, Monica Zetterlund

William John "Bill" Evans (/ˈɛvəns/, August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. Evans' use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today.

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