After hearing Ed Partyka’s arrangement of Tom Waits’ song Time, and then hearing Eva Krisper sing at an outdoor music festival in Croatia, something clicked in my mind: “What if a big band played a whole set of Tom Waits tunes, with Eva singing?” I thought. Eva’s first reaction: “Well, except for the fact that I don’t sound like I’ve been drinking whisky for forty years, and that I’m a girl… Sure, why not.”
The first performance took place in May 2012 in Graz, and it was a huge success. A successful tour in Holland in the summer of 2012 with the Stageband from Groningen confirmed the enormous potential of this project. Plans are in the making for recording an album with the best arrangements in 2013.