A VERY SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO STAN GETZ
Livestream from The Former Getz Family Residence in Helsingør, DK
Saturday Sept 11 at 15:00 and 18:00 CEST
A VERY SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO STAN GETZ
American saxophonist Bill Evans comes full circle with this engagement to perform in the house where Stan Getz and his family lived while in Denmark. On his 14th birthday in 1972, Bill’s parents took him to see his first big idol, Stan Getz, live in concert in Chicago. It was a life-changing event for Bill, who also got to see, hear and even meet Stan personally, as well as Stan’s wife Monica, who was also there that night. Less than a decade later, Bill Evans had risen to international jazz stardom as a member of Miles Davis' celebrated comeback band of the early 1980s and he went on to become one of the most acclaimed saxophonists of the post-Getz generation. Joining Bill this time for his very special visit to Denmark is a unique and spectacular supergroup comprising some of the greatest musicians of all time: Bassist Darryl Jones has been with the Rolling Stones since 1993 but prior to that also toured and recorded extensively with Miles Davis and Sting among others. Drummer Manu Katché is revered for his work with Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchell, Jan Garbarek and Jeff Beck and many others. Pianist Niels Lan Doky, was knighted by HM the Queen of Denmark and has collaborated with a who’s-who in jazz, from Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Peacock to Toots Thielemans, John McLaughlin, Ray Brown, Al Jarreau and beyond.
The group’s set list will include a mixture of new interpretations of Stan Getz repertoire as well as original compositions. Don't miss this ultra-rare opportunity to hear this dream-team in the intimate setting of a very beautiful private house that used to be the home of Stan Getz and his family. The concerts will take place in the library of the house, where Stan used to hold all his rehearsals, with Jan Johansson and his other band members at the time. As depicted in the Stan Getz biography “A Life In Jazz” by Donald L. Maggin, the Getz family’s time in Elsinore was their happiest as a family. Stan and Monica Getz became known as the American jazz ambassadors in Denmark. American musicians who came through Copenhagen during their European tours would drive up for a visit to the Getz residence in Elsinore and have dinner and relax there before their concert. Monica Getz was known to be a great hostess and we are proud to have her as our guest of honor. We look forward to her sharing anecdotes from some of the many legendary moments that took place in this house as an introduction to our Stan Getz tribute concert here at their former residence.
Venue: Former Getz Family Residence
Date: Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Show Times: 15:00 & 18:00 CET
Guest of honor: A moderated introductory conversation w/ Monica Getz
Line-up: Bill Evans (tenor & soprano saxophones), Niels Lan Doky (piano & keyboard), Darryl Jones (bass) & Manu Katché (drums)
This performance is a part of SOUND DUES: A NEW ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE LIFESTYLE, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY OF JAZZ - International Press Launch Sept 9-12, 2021
For more information on SOUND DUES, visit: www.SOUNDDUES.com
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Tribute to Stan Getz
A very special, once-in-a-lifetime tribute to Stan Getz - a former Elsinore resident and one of the greatest and most popular jazz artists of all time. From the living room of the former Getz Family residence, this all star lineup will be paying tribute to one of the genre’s biggest icons. Line-up: Bill Evans (tenor & soprano saxophones), Niels Lan Doky (piano & keyboard), Darryl Jones (bass) & Manu Katché (drums)