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Adison Evans "Meridian" Album Release Show

Adison Evans "Meridian" Album Release Show

September 2, 2018

Sunday 9/2

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Birdland

New York, NY

$30.00

Adison Evans "Meridian" Album Release Show
Baritone saxophonist, Adison Evans returns with her second release as a leader,Meridian, due out on July 6, 2018. After paying tribute to her musical heroes on 2016’s genre-bending debut Hero, Evans’ own compositions and musical prowess take centerstage on Meridian over the course of dynamic tracks that are at once lively and pensive. Inspired by the Tuscan countryside Evans considers a second home, Meridian can be considered her love letter to nature.

Joining Evans (who in addition to baritone sax offers her talents on bass clarinet and flute) is a stellar line-up of musicians including saxophonist,Troy Roberts, who shares writing and producer credits with Evans.

In 2014, Evans brought two and a half very busy years of touring with both Beyoncé andJay Z to a close in Paris. Upon doing so, she realized that the bustling, chaotic energy of New York City did not present the most apropos return destination for her. In the interest of wanting to be able to speak another language fluently, Evans made the brave decision to move to Asciano, a small countryside village atop a hill outside of Siena in
Tuscany.

Upon arrival, Evans opened the front door of the farmhouse she had retreated to, looked out among the eternally rolling hills peeking through the early morning fog, and taking a breath of fresh air, felt as though she had walked into a dream. “I knew I was exactly where I needed to be”, explains the 27-year-old Juilliard graduate.

Meridian reveals a new side to the visionary instrumentalist; one that displays her appreciation for nature, her surroundings and most importantly her connection to these elements.

“My compositions and the way that I play are inspired by the way the grass feels beneath our bare feet, the way the sunlight filters through leaves of the trees, the energy in which the wind blows, the amount of excitement and uncontrollable laughter I experience whilst jumping into the Mediterranean sea.”

MORE ABOUT ADISON EVANS
Evans combines pure excitement with a soulful saxophone sound and a contagious smile to create one compelling performance after another. Adison sealed up 2017 with her debut on stage on Broadway in “Home for the Holidays” at New York City’s historical, August Wilson Theater.

She has shared the stage with several legendary artists including Beyoncè, JayZ, Stefon Harris, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Demi Lovato,Trisha Yearwood, Nicki Minaj, and many more. Evans made her debut in the pop world playing in the 2013 Superbowl with Beyoncé.

Upon graduating from the Juilliard School, Adison embarked on a two and a half year adventure playing and touring with Beyoncé in the "Mrs Carter Show World Tour" followed by Beyoncé and JayZ in the history making "On The Run" Tour. Adison can be heard on thealbum that crashed iTunes, "Beyoncé" and seen in many of her music videos including "Countdown", the HBO Beyoncé specials, and Beyoncé DVDs.

Evans is a proud endorser of Vandoren reeds and mouthpieces