Roots infused Jazz/Jazz infused Roots
PLUS ONE: BEN SHAW
The third “Plus 1” release from Evening Sky spotlights Ben Shaw’s compositions and tenor saxophone supported by the quartet’s unusual instrumentation. For fans of the Brian Blade Fellowship, Mark Turner, and Charles Lloyd. Check it out HERE.
News, Thoughts, Excerpts, Words, and Blurbs from the Band
MOTIF'S BEST JAZZ ACT 2023
We were just voted the best jazz act for 2023 in Southern New England by the readers of Motif Magazine! Thank you to all who voted. It feels great to be recognized for our music and releases (7 albums & 4 singles since 2020)! Thanks to collaborator Ben Shaw for picking up the award on our behalf and spreading the word about the band.
THE RED DOOR.
A comparatively new venue is the Red Door, in downtown Providence just off historic Weybosset Street. Owner Phil, a rabid guitar fan, has graciously booked Sky for the upstairs room several times already. Our next appearance there is on Monday, February 13.
NEW RELEASES FOR 2023.
We're in the final stages of recording and will soon begin mixing two new releases in our Plus 1 series. Each will feature a different artist we're very excited to work with: vocalist Eden Casteel, and chromatic harmonica player Ralph Rosen. Keep an eye out for these releases dropping in the Spring and Summer of 2023!
Who is Evening Sky?
Evening Sky is a Jazz/Roots Quartet featuring Chris Brooks on Pedal Steel Guitar, Joe Potenza on Bass, composer Gino Rosati on Guitars, and producer Eric Hastings on Drums.
The band has a knack for combining the classic elements of American music (jazz, folk, R&B, country) to form a unique, spirited sound. Their rhythmic, smooth, and playful approach has been compared to artists as diverse as Bill Frisell, Bill Withers, Bill Monroe, and Bill Laswell. And that's just the Bills!
Whether on their own original instrumentals, reinterpreting classic songs, or collaborating with guest singers and instrumentalists, Evening Sky has a chameleon-like ability to adapt to whatever the situation calls for.
The band can be seen performing at venues as varied as jazz and blues festivals, quiet listening rooms, and raucous rock clubs. Evening Sky’s approach in the studio is equally as eclectic. They have experimented with old school recording techniques, as evidenced on their One Mic, Two Weekends release. On the opposite end of the spectrum, they have used the studio as a creative, experimental tool: adding layers of sound, overdubs, effects and five different vocalists on their version of Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited.
Pat Metheny to Patsy Cline
Walkin After Midnight to Walking on the Moon
Coltrane to Train Beats