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Bill Evans — Banjo in America

Friday, Jan 31 8:00p
The JazzSchool Berkeley, CA

Tracing the banjo from its West African roots to the New World, Evans performs musical examples from the 1700’s to the present day on a variety of vintage instruments, ranging from an African ekonting to a mid-19th century minstrel banjo, a modern bluegrass banjo and even an electric banjo. From an 18th century African dance tune to the music of the Civil War, and from early 20th century ragtime to more recent folk and bluegrass banjo styles to Bill’s own incredible original music, Bill’s performances… Show more

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Virtual king of the modern jazz pianists who forged a gentle style of his own from the 1950s on. ~ Rovi
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The JazzSchool
2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 845-5373
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