Bill Evans
Bill Evans

Bill Evans

About Bill Evans

Bill Evans started on the piano at age six, eventually parlaying his skills into gigs at dances and weddings before he graduated from high school.

∙ He attended Southeastern Louisiana University on a flute scholarship and earned bachelor’s degrees in piano and music education in 1950.
∙ Just after college graduation, Evans joined a band led by Herbie Fields that backed Billie Holiday on tour.
∙ In 1958, Evans joined Miles Davis’ sextet, which also featured John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley.
∙ In 1959, he performed on and wrote music for Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue and played piano on most of Chet Baker's Chet.
∙ He collaborated with Tony Bennett on two albums: 1975’s The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album and 1977’s Together Again.
∙ He posthumously won Grammy Awards for two different albums: 1979’s We Will Meet Again and 1980’s I Will Say Goodbye.

  • HOMETOWN
    Plainfield, NJ
  • BORN
    August 16, 1929