Orrin Evans

Orrin Evans



Orrin Evans (born 28 March 1975)[1] is an American jazz pianist. Evans was born in Trenton, New Jersey and raised in Philadelphia.[2] He attended Rutgers University, and then studied with Kenny Barron.[2] He worked as a sideman for Bobby Watson, Ralph Peterson, Duane Eubanks, and Lenora Zenzalai-Helm, and released his debut as a leader in 1994. He signed with Criss Cross Jazz in 1997, recording prolifically with the label. He was awarded a 2010 Pew Fellowships in the Arts.[3]

Evans is married to vocalist Dawn Warren.



#knowingishalfthebattle is an album by musical artist Orrin Evans, released on October 7, 2016.
The Evolution of Oneself
The Evolution of Oneself is an album by musical artist Orrin Evans, released on November 27, 2015.
Captain Black Big Band
Captain Black Big Band is an album by musical artist Orrin Evans, released on March 29, 2011.
Liberation Blues
Liberation Blues is an album by musical artist Orrin Evans, released on November 27, 2015.

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2017 Newport Jazz Festival features eclectic lineup + videos
  –  August 3, 2017
Orrin Evans; University of Rhode Island Big Band; Newport Jazz Assembly Band; Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Band. Tickets: $65 Friday, $79 Saturday and Sunday. $20 students 16 and up with ID, $15 children 3-15. Multi-day passes ...
LIVE: Jazz Pianist Marilyn Crispell, Solo Performance at Newport Jazz Fest
  –  August 3, 2017
Jones is currently performing with the quartet on his latest CD, who have been working together since 2007 – with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Obed Calvaire. He recently joined the Berklee College of Music’s distinguished ...
Philly funk and jazz take a trip to Newport and spark a reunion ...
  –  August 3, 2017
The Philly roll call also includes Uri Caine, Orrin Evans, Leslie Odom, Jr., George Burton and the legendary Benny Golson. The Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management welcomes The Philadelphia Experiment, a collaborative ...
Live from ronnie scott's: The Bad Plus. Live stream - Thursday 27th July @ 8.15pm (BST)
  –  July 25, 2017
The band have been performing together as a unit since 1990 without the lineup changing, so it was with shock that in April this year the band announced that pianist Orrin Evans would replace founding member Ethan Iverson in a new chapter of the band in ...
The Keys And Strings Hour Featuring Gary Peacock + New Music
  –  July 23, 2017
Orrin Evans and Tony Williams’ Lifetime. Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, April 13 will be “Women in Current Jazz.” While there have been many female jazz vocalists, instrumentalists are harder to find. As times change, women have become heard in jazz ...
Orrin Evans & Friends Featuring Paul Jost at South Jazz Parlor
  –  July 16, 2017
Paul can be heard on SiriusXM Radio. Hear Paul: http://www.pauljostmusic.com/music-2-columns/ Pianist Orrin Evans, whose credits include Bobby Watson, Steve Wilson, Sean Jones, David Murray and Ralph Peterson has made Philadelphia his home for almost 20 ...
Jazzfest review: The Bad Plus woos crowd with eclectic, left-of-centre sounds
  –  June 28, 2017
In any event, the next time the trio plays Ottawa, it will be fascinating to hear its further evolution, as Iverson is to leave the band at the end of 2016, to be replaced by pianist Orrin Evans. Opening for The Bad Plus at 6:30 p.m. in the park was the ...

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