Win FREE Tickets to the Peter Evans Quintet @ EMPAC at RPI on Friday

Peter Evans
Peter Evans

Taking jazz into the 21st century, the adventurous Peter Evans Quintet will incorporate real-time sound processing with traditional instruments when they invade EMPAC at RPI in Troy on Friday night (March 29). The live electronics allows the group to change their collective ensemble sound fluidly from mellow tones to jagged rattling to cacophonous reverberation. Drawing on traditional jazz idioms as source material, trumpeter-composer Peter Evans and his band contort them into something resembling classical European avant-garde, complete with complex rhythms played with pinpoint accuracy and confounding extended techniques.

The Peter Evans Quintet has been performing internationally since 2009, and their album Ghosts was released to wide critical acclaim in 2011 on Evans’ More is More label. Later that year, Evans was commissioned by the Jerome Foundation and Roulette Intermedium in New York to present a set of new pieces. The quintet premiered four new pieces, which will be expanded upon, performed and recorded at EMPAC.

In addition to Evans, the group features Ron Stabinsky (piano), Tom Blancarte (bass), Jim Black (drums) and Sam Pluta (live electronics).

The Peter Evans Quintet performs at EMPAC at RPI in Troy at 8pm on Friday (March 29). Tickets are $18; students & seniors $13.

BUT WAIT… there’s more. We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the Peter Evans Quintet to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (March 29). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

  1. steve ward says

    Sounds great!

  2. acrellim... says

    This should be a very dynamite show!!!!

  3. Jon says

    Would love to get to empac this Friday! After this show, head to dinosaur for a free show by formula 5. Sounds like a great night in troy.

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  5. Mikey P says

    Would love to go!!

  6. Jacob says

    EMPAC has made my RPI freshman year a truly great experience.

  7. Peter Mooney says

    Ron Stabinsky is well worth the price of admission alone!!!

  8. Rich says

    Real Smooth – EMPAC has some cool performances.

  9. Todd Nelson says

    Going whether I win or not.

  10. Steve says

    It looks like it will be a fantastic show!

  11. Patrick says

    Hand eagerly raised!

  12. ira schlenker says

    Haven’t been to EMPAC yeet, but this could be the night.

  13. Chris says

    Huge fan of jazz music and am definitely intrigued by the Peter Evans Quintet. Whatever I save on tickets, I intend to spend at a Troy establishment dining out before the show!

  14. Paula says

    Would love to go to see a show at empac!!

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