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Venue:
Philadelphia Art Alliance251 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 8:00pm

Charles Evans Quartet featuring Dave Liebman

Charles Evans, baritone saxophone
Dave Liebman, soprano saxophone
Ron Stabinsky, piano
Tony Marino, bass

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to welcome the Charles Evans quartet featuring Dave Liebman.

Charles Evans is an American baritone saxophonist based in New York, specializing in chromatic improvisation/composition and traditional jazz. In addition to intense study with Dave Liebman, Evans has studied with Julian Sparacino, Jim Buckley, the late Bill Zaccagni, Chris Farr, Ron Kerber, John Swana, and Antonio Hart. He has been included in Downbeat’s  Critics’ and Readers’ in both the Rising Star and Baritone Saxophone categories. His sixth and most recent release as a leader,  Subliminal Leaps (2013) was released on Peter Evans’ More in More Records Evans’ and Liebman’s interplay on the record “alternates between the nervous and dense to the gentle and introvert, still, and captivating with its bold ideas” (All About Jazz).

David Liebman was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 4, 1946. His interest in jazz was sparked by seeing John Coltrane perform live in New York City clubs such as Birdland, Village Vanguard and the Half Note. As a student of Lennie Tristano and Charles Lloyd, he went on to be a central figure in New York’s loft scene of the 1970s. As one of the few true masters of the soprano saxophone, the list of people he has recorded and toured with read like a jazz history lesson of the last 40 years: Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, John Scofield, Al Foster, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Ellery Eskelin, Jim Black, Steve Swallow, Bobo Stenson, Richie Beirach, Ron McLure, and Vic Juris to name only a few. In 2011 Liebman was rightly named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment of the Arts. Evans and Liebman will be joined by Liebman’s longtime bassist, Tony Marino and Ron Stabinsky, best known for his work in Mostly Other People Do the Killing.