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2nd Shift Concert: Peter Evans (solo trumpet)
Thu, May 18, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at approximately 8:00pm
“With each new composition, trumpeter Evans seems to reach an even higher level, both in terms of virtuosity and imagination. He also pushes his music to levels which border on the fantastical—so accelerated are they with a flood of convoluted themes, so acrobatic in their near-impossible structures. “ –– Downbeat
His reputation among freethinking trumpet players is ironclad, a function of superhuman precision and a trailblazing technical vocabulary. –– The New York Times
We’re proud to welcome Peter Evans to the 2ndSHIFT Music Series. Evans’s astonishing technique, and unwavering commitment to breaking new ground, has established him as one of the leading jazz and improvisational musicians of his generation. His work has helped spark a resurgence of innovation and exploration among his peers, and offered listeners a fresh, adventurous perspective on where jazz may be headed. Evans’s contributions as composer, bandleader and collaborator have drawn acclaim from The New York Times, Downbeat, Rolling Stone and more.
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://pevans.squarespace.com/
Beverages are included in the ticket price, non-alcoholic for everyone, and beer & wine to those 21+.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The event admission is all ages. For beer and wine service, you must be 21+ with valid proof of age presented upon entry to the Museum.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is NO Museum Visitor parking at the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill facility where we are located. We ask that you use the nearby public parking facilities.
Maps and directions to both the Museum Visitor Entrance and Parking can be found here: http://bit.ly/2d1en4D
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please feel free to call us at 781-893-5410. Museum staff hours vary during the week, but someone will be available to answer any calls the day of the show.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, we do not need to verify identity upon presentation of the ticket.
Peter Evans is a trumpet player, and improviser/composer based in New York City since 2003. Evans is part of a broad, hybridized scene of musical experimentation and his work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions. Peter is committed to the simultaneously self-determining and collaborative nature of musical improvisation as a compositional tool, and works with an ever-expanding group of musicians and composers in the creation of new music.
His primary groups as a leader are the Peter Evans Quintet and the Zebulon trio. In addition, Evans has been performing and recording solo trumpet music since 2002 and is widely recognized as a leading voice in the field, having released several recordings over the past decade. He is a member of the cooperative groups Pulverize the Sound (with Mike Pride and Tim Dahl) and Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Craig Taborn and Sam Pluta) and is constantly experimenting and forming new configurations with like minded players.
As a composer, Evans has been commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Yarn/Wire, the Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival, the Jerome Foundation's Emerging Artist Program, and the Doris Duke Foundation for the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival. Evans has presented and/or performed his works at major festivals worldwide and tours his own groups extensively. He has worked with some of the leading figures in new music: John Zorn, Kassa Overall, Jim Black, Weasel Walter, Levy Lorenzo, Nate Wooley, Steve Schick, Mary Halvorson, Joe McPhee, George Lewis, and performs with both ICE and the Wet Ink Ensemble. He has been releasing recordings on his own label, More is More, since 2011.