Bill Evans Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Jul, 2018
Facts of Bill Evans
Date of Birth: 1929 , August-16
Age: 92 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Bill Evans
Birth Name William John Evans
Nick Name Bill
Father Harry Evans
Mother Mary Evans
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Plainfield, New Jersey
Ethnicity White
Profession Jazz Pianist
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Famous for Musician ,Composer ,Arranger
Married Yes
Married to Nenette Zazzara
Children Evan Evans, Maxine Evans
Divorce N/A
Education Southeastern Louisiana University
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame
Siblings Harry Evans
Albums Kerem Grsev
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William John Evans, popular as Bill Evans was an American jazz pianist and composer. He mostly worked in a trio setting.

His use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today.

Many of his compositions, such as "Waltz for Debby", have become standards and have been played and recorded by many artists. Evans was honored with 31 Grammy nominations and seven awards and was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.

He died on September 15, 1980, at his home in Fort Lee, was accompanied by Joe LaBarbera and Verchomin to the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Early Life And Of Bill Evans

Bill Evans was born in Plainfield, on Aug. 16, 1929, to a mother of Ukrainian family and a father of Welsh plummet. The marriage was stormy because of his dad's overwhelming drinking, betting, and manhandle having American nationality.

He had a sibling, Harry, two years his senior, with whom he would build up a cozy relationship. Mary Evans would regularly leave home with her children to close-by Somerville, to stay with her sister Justine and the Epps family. There, Harry started piano lessons someplace between age 5 and 7 with nearby instructor Helen Leland.

Despite the fact that Bill was thought to be excessively youthful, making it impossible to get lessons, he soon started to play what he had heard amid his sibling's class. Before long both siblings were taking piano lessons.

Bill Evans' Career

He began playing in a secondary school band when he was 12. Later he played an assortment of piano employments as a youngster in various Dixieland groups while he learned at the Southeastern Louisiana University.

He was enrolled by Ralph Pottle, a previous band chief, to come to Southeastern. Pottle found Evans on one of his enrollment visits around the nation. Despite the fact that Evans is known as a musician, Pottle really offered him a grant to perform the flute in the Southeastern band.

Around 1950 Bill framed his first trio with his companions, the as of late perished Connie Atkinson on bass and played in clubs in New Jersey. He was Student by day and entertainer by night. He graduated with high respects and was the beneficiary of the college's "Recognized Alumnus Award."

At other time he also portrayed in the fifth Army Band from 1950-1952. Amid the time there he shaped a combo called "The Casuals" that played close to the base, on the radio and different venues. It was guitarist Mundell Lowe who urged him to go to New York.

In 1955, with 75 dollars in his pocket, he moved to New York where he played with Herbie Fields and Jerry Wald. His initial gigs were with Mundell Lowe, Red Mitchell, Tony Scott and Charles Mingus. 

Bill Evans' Net Worth

Bill Evans' net worth was over millions. He earned more than millions from his successful musical career.

Bill Evans' Personal Life

Bill Evans was an enthusiastic peruses specifically rationality and comical books. His racks held works by Plato, Voltaire, and Thomas Merton; and held an exceptional affection for Thomas Hardy's work. He was intrigued with eastern religions and methods of insight including Islam, Zen, and Buddhism. It was additionally Evans who acquainted John Coltrane with the Indian reasoning of Krishnamurti.

Evans got a kick out of the chance to paint and draw. He was likewise a sharp golfer, a diversion that started on his dad's fairway. Evans had affection for steed dashing and every now and again bet several dollars, regularly winning. This 51 age personality is exclusive with net worth and salary increased from past years. He has not stated about his dating, affair and personal interest because of his low profile adequate information is not known till current time.