Rob Scheps & Jim O’Connor: The Music of Gil Evans Sextet

02/23/2018 | 9:00 pm, @ Egan's Ballard Jam House

Tenor / soprano saxophonist Rob Scheps has performed with Gil Evans Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, John Scofield, George Russell, Bob Moses, Terumasa Hino, Al Grey, Clark Terry, Sam Rivers, Julius Hemphill, Duffy Jackson, Cecil Taylor, Joey Calderazzo Quartet… He leads his own bands; Magnets! with Kim Clarke; The Rob Scheps Big Band in Portland, Oregon; and the Rob Scheps Core-tet in NYC; which has a new CD entitled Live at Smalls on the way.

Trumpeter Jim O’Connor graduated from the Juilliard School of Music and has been freelancing around the New York area ever since. He has performed, toured and recorded with Blood Sweat and Tears, Keely Smith, The New York Pops, They Might Be Giants, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Maria Schneider, The Monkees, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and John Pizzarelli. Jim also performed in many Broadway show orchestras including The Producers, Forty Second Street, South Pacific, Kiss Me Kate, Cats and Jersey Boys. You can hear him many times a day on the theme from The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

The Music of Gil Evans Sextet is an all-star lineup performing the music of the legendary Gil Evans, and lead by two members of his band – saxophonist Rob Scheps and trumpeter Jim O’Connor. The band also features alto saxophonist Jeremy Shaskus, pianist Joel Bean, bassist Phil Sparks, and drummer Will Lone, along with special guest Tom Varner on French horn. They are performing on Friday, February 23rd at Egan’s Ballard Jam House. Don’t miss this amazing band.

Show is from 9:00 to 11:00 pm, with a $15 cover charge at the door.

Please call Egan’s for reservations at (206) 789-1621.

Rob Scheps ........Tenor/Soprano Saxophone
Jim O'Connor ........Trumpet
Jeremy Shaskus ........Alto Saxophone
Joel Bean ........Piano
Phil Sparks ........Bass
Will Lone ........Drums
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