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Peter Evans Sextet

  • Constellation 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)


The Peter Evans Sextet represents a new chapter in Evans' career as a bandleader and composer. After years of touring with his electro-acoustic Quintet and releasing 3 critically acclaimed recordings with that group, in late 2016 the band expanded to reflect the increasingly multi-dimensional and orchestral direction of Evans' music. Each musician is themselves nearly a full ensemble; many of the band members play acoustic and electronic instruments and contribute impossibly wide timbral palettes. The Sextet is 21st century chamber ensemble dedicated to a broad range of creativity, drawing on dense notated scores, free improvisation, novel combinations of acoustic and electronic sounds, the seamless incorporation of electronic instruments into live improvised textures, and a performance energy channeling both intensity and sincerity. 2017 will see the Sextet tour the USA and Europe, performing a new book of compositions from Peter Evans composed specifically for this this innovative new ensemble

Peter Evans - trumpets
Sam Pluta - live electronics
Ron Stabinsky - piano and keyboards
Tom Blancarte - bass
Levy Lorenzo - percussion and live electronics
Jim Black - drums