Southeastern presents 10th annual Bill Evans Jazz Festival
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will pay homage to jazz legend and alumnus Bill Evans with a festival in his honor this month.
The 10th annual Bill Evans Jazz Festival honors the seven-time Grammy Award winner and 1950 Southeastern graduate who was the most influential jazz pianist of his generation.
Partially sponsored by Southeastern’s Arts and Lectures Committee, this year’s festival includes three events that are free and open to the public. Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Cunliffe will perform at all three events.
-- The Bill Evans Jazz Festival Trio, Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
-- The Southeastern Jazz Combos, Friday, April 15, 4 p.m., Pottle Music Building Recital Hall.
-- The Southeastern Jazz Ensemble II, Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.