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Soulbop Special Edition

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Randy Brecker / Bill Evans Soulbop Special Edition with Steve Lukather, Robben Ford, Darryl Jones, Rodney Holmes, and Steve Weingart “…for those who like their jazz with a heavy dose of funk and fusion energy, Soulbop Band Live is just what the doctor ordered.” – Allaboutjazz.com

In 2003, trumpet virtuoso Randy Brecker and saxophone extraordinaire Bill Evans formed Soulbop, a unique musical experience combining elements of funk, jazz, soul, and blues. The result was a band of superstar musicians who could play these styles and virtually any kind of music at the highest level.

On one hand, there is four-time Grammy award-winner Randy Brecker, celebrated trumpeter who has been shaping the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades and whose trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, and Frank Zappa, as well as the classic Brecker Brothers band.

On the other, there is top saxophonist Bill Evans who has made his mark on the fields of jazz, funk, Brazilian music, reggae and hip- hop over 20 years, performing with the likes of Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Mick Jagger, and many others.

Together, they’ve created the collective Soulbop – roping in celebrated bluesman Robben Ford (guitar) who has worked with Joni Mitchell, David Sanborn and more; five-time Grammy-winning guitarist and ex-TOTO mastermind Steve Lukather; ex-Miles Davis band member and Rolling Stones bassist (since 1993) Darryl Jones, and Grammy- winning drummer Rodney Holmes – to whip up a typhoon of funk, bebop, R&B, jazz and more!

The Randy Brecker / Bill Evans Soulbop band has headlined the European festivals on an annual basis, and celebrated the release of Soulbop Live, a double CD recorded during their 2006 world tour.

Soulbop Special Edition is their newest and most inspiring venture to date. This special collaboration brings together a new star- studded group of musicians, appearing on stage together for the first time. This is an event not to be missed.