Evidence Jazz Group

Started by saxophonist Michael Doyle upon moving to West Michigan from New York. Evidence has been a hard bop haven for some of the state's best jazz players for almost ten years. Drawing upon his experiences in New York with such great musicians and teachers as David Leibman, Barry Harris, Milt Hinton and Branford Marsalis, Doyle and Evidence take an audience directly to The City. The band's credits include performances with guitarist Mark Elf and Delmark Records' vibraphonist Jim Cooper, as well as appearances at the annual Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Jazz Festival, the Lansing Old Town Jazz Festival, and the Grand Rapids Jazz and Blues Festival. They have also performed in live broadcasts for local jazz radio stations and have even opened for Bill Cosby!

Upcoming Performances

Thursday, October 25th
The B.O.B. - Gilly's
616-356-2000
20 Monroe Grand Rapids MI 49503
6 pm to 9:30 pm
no cover

Wednesday, November 28th
The B.O.B. - Gilly's
616-356-2000
20 Monroe Grand Rapids MI 49503
6 pm to 9:30 pm
no cover
Evidence's Third Album "The Message" was nominated for 2007 Best Local Jazz Album of the Year by WYCE.

Also nominated for the 2007 Best Song of the Year By WYCE is
"The Message" .

"A nice mix of hard bop and contemporary Latin sounds" - Forrest Dylan Bryant, Jazz Times Magazine

"Tight, fluent swing" - Phillip McNally of Cadence Magazine

"Strongly presented" - Michael P Gladstone of www.allaboutjazz.com

"Brilliantly recorded" - Lazaro Vega of Blue Lake Public Radio

CD's & Awards


UNTITLED (J-Bird Records) is a 6-song combination of solid funk in the tradition of Art Blakey and the best of the 1960's Blue Note Records.




Lazaro Vega says: "a new voice on the G.R. jazz scene"

 

Evidence's Second Album "Soulville" won them the title of 2002 Best Local Jazz Album from the WYCE Jammies Awards in Grand Rapids. (seen below)




Stuart Kremsky of Cadence Magazine says: "a reliably swinging hard bop ensemble"

 

"Solid and entertaining" - Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz.com

"Evidence provides a great example of how much great jazz is being made." - Shaun Dale www.jazzreview.com