Hammer Theatre Center ends its Black Cab Jazz series on a high note with the Orrin Evans Trio. Curated by San Jose Jazz, Black Cab Jazz features today’s hottest jazz artists in the Hammer Theatre Center’s intimate Hammer4Studio with cabaret-style four-top seating.
Pianist and composer Evans is acclaimed for his signature blend of swinging, blues-infused hardcore jazz and spiritual jazz/avant-garde jazz traditions, interspersed with Euro-canon all offered up with the intuitive spontaneity of an ear player. Evans launched his career earning the #1 slot as “Rising Star Pianist” in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll and was Emmy-nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album (with The Captain Black Big Band). For this performance, Evans will be joined by bassist Eric Revis and drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith. // Continue to the full article