American jazz pianist, composer, and artist.
Born: 16 August 1929 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA.
Died: 15 September 1980 in NYC, New York, USA (aged 51).
William John Evans (better known as Bill Evans) was one of the most famous and influential American jazz pianists of the 20th century. His use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines influenced a generation of pianists.
Database shared names:
Contemporary keyboardist: [a453601].
Jazz saxophonist: [a503619].
Studio technician: [a573939].