Orrin Evans Trio
Orrin Evans and his Trio for ONE performance in the cozy confines of Jazz Cafe. Evans has been recognized as one of the most distinctive and inventive pianists of his generation. Not yet out of his 30s, he has earned the titles of pianist, composer, bandleader, teacher, producer and arranger and been critically acclaimed for his imposing chops and his propulsive takes on rhythm and harmony. The New York Times described him as “… a poised artist with an impressive template of ideas at his command” – a quality that has undoubtedly assisted in keeping Orrin at the forefront of the music scene. The latest release by Evans (a Philadelphia native) “It Was Beauty” marks his 20th recording as a leader and his seventh release for the label Criss Cross, for which he began recording age 21. His recording and performing resume includes Wallace Roney, Mos Def, Common, Pharoah Sanders, Antonio Hart, Carmen Lundy, Ralph Peterson, Jr., Ralph Bowen, The Mingus Big Band, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Branford Marsalis, Gary Bartz, Eddie Henderson, Sean Jones, Tim Warfield, Ravi Coltrane, Robin Eubanks, Duane Eubanks and Dave Douglas.
Orrin Evans – Piano, Madison Rast – Bass and Chris Beck – Drums