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Orrin Evans Trio

  • Black Cat 400 Eddy Street San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)

Now the keyboardist for the legendary jazz band “Bad Plus”, Orrin Evans throughout his career has made an art form of the truly unexpected. With a collection of 25 indie albums to his credit, Orrin is the model of a fiercely independent artist who’s made a habit of rattling the jazz world’s confining cages. As a daring pianist, Evans combines a raw-edged vigor and left-field nuance into a sound wholly his own. As an adventurous composer he traverses stylistic boundaries with abandon, drawing on full-throttle swing, deep-rooted blues, expressive soul or bracing excursions into the avant-garde. As an audacious bandleader, he delights in daring fellow musicians to take bold risks. Evans’ fierce determination has produced major accolades like being #1 “Rising Star Pianist” in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll.

Evans’ free-thinking approach has led to a stunning variety of collaborations with a who’s-who of modern jazz including Christian McBride, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Sean Jones, JD Allen, Nasheet Waits, Kevin Eubanks and countless others.

Orrin Evans - piano
Luques Curtis - bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts - drums

Earlier Event: October 8
Orrin Evans Trio
Later Event: October 9
Patrick Wolff Bebop Quartet