Gil Evans (Piano & Bandleader)
Born: 13th May 1912, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 20th March 1988, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Ian Ernest Gilmore Evans was a Canadian-American jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest orchestrators in jazz, playing an important role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, and jazz fusion. He is best known for his acclaimed collaborations with Miles Davis.