Elvis Costello Billy F Gibbons and All-Star Friends Benefit Concert
Bill Evans, Keith Carlock, Jerry Douglas, + More!
Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
925 3rd Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
This event is 18+, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Valid government-issued photo ID is required for entry. No refunds will be issued for failure to produce proper identification.
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Heralded as a renaissance man of music, multiple Grammy nominated saxophonist Bill Evans has explored a variety of musical settings that go well beyond the confines of traditional jazz. His early work with Miles Davis (at age 21), John McLaughlin, and Herbie Hancock, among others, helped launch more than three decades of musical exploration. This opened the path to Evans leading his own bands, such as Soulgrass, and headlining major festivals worldwide. He has taken the stage multiple times over the years with Phil Lesh, The Allman Brothers Band, Warren Haynes and other great artists. To date, he has recorded 26 solo CDs and has been collaborating with multiple artists including Robben Ford, Mike Stern, and Randy Brecker. Evans continues to tour extensively with his own groups.
Keith Carlock is a drummer who has recorded and/or toured with such musical luminaries as Steely Dan, John Mayer, Sting, James Taylor, Toto, Christopher Cross, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Diana Ross, Faith Hill, The Blues Brothers, Wayne Krantz, Mike Stern, Robben Ford, Bill Evans, Leni Stern, David Johansen, Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Rudder, Harry Belafonte, Oz Noy, Larry Carlton, Clay Aiken, Rascal Flatts, Paula Abdul, Eros Ramazzotti, Bootsy Collins, Michael Buble’, and Grover Washington, Jr, to name only a few.
Keith has been the drummer with iconic jazz-rock band Steely Dan for over 20 years. He has performed on every tour since 2003 and his first recording with them, “Two Against Nature” won the Grammy award for “Album Of The Year” in 2001. Keith has been honored to be voted the winner in several Modern Drummer’s Readers Polls: 2008 in the Pop category; 2009 in the Pop, Fusion, and Best All-Around categories; and 2010 in the Jazz category.
Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Additionally, Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording and touring artist whose output incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.
Darryl Jones was born on the south side of Chicago into a musical family. His father taught him drums and xylophone at 7 years old. With the support of caring parents who instilled a strong work ethic, Jones gained entry to the Chicago music scene playing alongside other Chicago locals including Vincent Wilburn, Jr. (nephew of Miles Davis). At 21, with Wilburn's help, Jones landed a life-changing gig with Miles Davis, with whom he would record and tour over the next five years. He can be heard on Decoy, You’re Under Arrest, and live albums.
The following decade brought distinctive opportunities: When Police front-man and bass player Sting picked up a rhythm guitar to embark on a solo career, he chose Jones to play the bass. Jones played on the Dream of the Blue Turtles album and appeared in the documentary Bring on the Night, and subsequent album and world tour. During the 1980s he also performed with Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters, Madonna, Eric Clapton, and more. During this time Jones also made his mark on the New York electric jazz scene.
In 1993 Jones was chosen to replace longtime band member Bill Wyman as bassist for the Rolling Stones. He has toured the world, performed on studio and live albums, and appeared in documentary and concert films with the Stones. Always open to new musical experiences, whenever he’s not playing with the Stones, Jones continues to explore, playing with an eclectic mix of artists including LeAnn Rimes, Ziggy Marley, Rod Stewart, and the late Joe Cocker, among others. He has been seen playing in the Emmy Awards show band. He composed the score for the 1997 Sundance Audience Award winning feature film Love Jones. And since 2018, has been booking sessions as a voice actor.
Jones’ other work includes projects in collaboration with numerous other artists as well as his own: The Darryl Jones Project debuted in 2017, revealing a lifelong love of music – eschewing convention and defying genre labels with its soulful roots rock vibe – featuring his original material along with some interesting covers. He also founded Jones Musical Instruments to produce high-quality basses and guitars, combining artisan craftsmanship and modern technologies, for seasoned professionals and dedicated enthusiasts. Jones envisions a world where music education is available to all and the company supports programs that bring music into public schools.
Mike has performed and recorded on many projects as a guitarist, pianist, arranger and composer. Jerry Douglas' latest album, 'What If', features his guitar work and composition work. His background is primarily in jazz, but you will hear him performing a wide range of music spanning many genres.
Gale Mayes is a singer and songwriter who is melding the genres of gospel, soul, blues, and jazz to create a style of her own. She is now a center stage artist after 25 years in the shadows as a background singer. Gale has a home at one of Nashville’s most respected live music venues, 3rd and Lindsley, where she performs her show, “A Classic Evening of Music,” to a full house. She has also been the headliner and host of Nashville’s Food and Wine Festival Gospel Brunch. In 2017, she was a featured artist for Wine Down Main Street Franklin, the Boys and Girls Club of Williamson County’s annual fundraiser.
Moving to Nashville in 1991, Gale made her vocal presence known and was hired to sing background tracks for Handel’s Messiah: A Christmas Celebration, produced by Mervyn Warren, formerly of the gospel group Take 6, and the legendary Quincy Jones. Studio session requests began pouring in and she has sung on numerous Grammy, Dove, and Stellar Award winning projects. At the 35th Annual Dove Awards, Gale received her own nomination in the category Traditional Gospel Song of the Year for “Breakthrough” which she wrote and performed on the Dove Award winning, Grammy nominated project, Cece Winans Presents: The Born Again Church Choir.
Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, Gale crosses all musical genres; she has toured, performed with, and recorded demos and tracks for Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Wynonna Judd, Emmylou Harris, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Andrae Crouch, Michael McDonald, Toby Keith, Josh Turner, Mike Farris, and many other greats. Her name appeared frequently on television soundtrack credits for ABC’s Nashville and OWN’s Greenleaf.
Throughout 2016, 2017 and 2018 McGrath completed multiple successful tours in the UK and Europe. In November 2017, shortly after signing a new publishing deal with Luna Music Group, she released her first holiday single, a unique and powerful version of "Oh Holy Night", which received high critical acclaim for both the recording and the music video supported by CMT. Among her UK performances in Summer 2018 was the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park, London where she shared the stage as supporting act for Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, and Steve Winwood.