Artist: Bill Evans

About The Artist:

Throughout his 20-year career as a solo artist, multi Grammy nominated saxophonist Bill Evans has explored a variety of musical settings that go well beyond the confines of traditional jazz, including hip-hop, fusion, reggae, Brazilian and slamming funk. Evans steps into more adventurous territory on Soulgrass, blending jazz, funk and roots music into a seamless and wholly unique hybrid of quintessentially American styles.

Song: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Contribution to: Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is a gospel. The first recording was by the Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1909. In 2002, the Library of Congress honored the song as one of 50 recordings chosen that year to be added to the National Recording Registry. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

About Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), based outside Philadelphia in the United States, is a national nonprofit organization with the mission of empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. As an education and support organization, the organization’s goal is to help all women affected by breast cancer take an active role in their ongoing recovery or management of the disease, regardless of educational background, social support or financial means. LBBC is nationally recognized for the quality of its educational programs. The organization calls on many volunteers, including the world’s foremost health care professionals, who generously donate their time and expertise so the organization can offer its services at low or no cost. As of 2007, LBBC had received Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for sound fiscal management for three years in a row.

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

by Bill Evans