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USF Monday Night Jazz: Gil Evans Centennial Project 

When: Mon., Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. 2013
Phone: (813) 974-2323
Price: $8-$12 advance
Canadian jazz composer, arranger, producer and bandleader Gil Evans (known for his work with Miles Davis on Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain) left behind a tremendous legacy after his passing in 1988, not to mention heaps of scores that had never even been recorded. Composer Ryan Truesdell set out to change this, and after combing through numerous archives and charts of bandleaders Evans had worked with, he chose 10 scores, recruited more than 30 first-class instrumentalists to record it, jazz orchestra style, and issued Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans last year, on the 100th anniversary of Evans' birth. The album made numerous Best Of lists in 2012, earned two Grammys, and is considered by some to be one of the most significant jazz ventures of the past decade. Truesdell conducts the USF Jazz Ensemble through a Monday Night Jazz program featuring choice cuts off Centennial, among other Evans offerings.
— Leilani Polk


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