Juno Award-winning pianist and composer Brian Dickinson has been a mainstay on the Canadian jazz scene for close to 40 years.

He has played with the likes of Maria Schneider, Dewey Redman, Donny McCaslin, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker and Pat LaBarbera, just to name a few. Dickinson is also an educator, having headed the piano program at Humber College for many years.

His trio recently played at the Jazz Bistro in a tribute concert dedicated to the great Bill Evans, who would have been 90 years old this year.

Dickinson came by JAZZ.FM91 to talk about what made Bill Evans unique, what it was like seeing him in his later years, and why he was such an influence on players like Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.