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Orrin Evans

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Occupation(s)  Musician
Role  Jazz Pianist
Instruments  Piano
Education  Rutgers University
Labels  Criss Cross Jazz
Genres  Jazz
Name  Orrin Evans

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Origin  Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Albums  The Evolution of Oneself, … It Was Beauty, Good And Bad Memories, A Jones for Bones Tones, Mother's Touch

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Orrin Evans (born 28 March 1975) is an American jazz pianist. Evans was born in Trenton, New Jersey and raised in Philadelphia. He attended Rutgers University, and then studied with Kenny Barron. 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.


Evans is married to vocalist Dawn Warren.

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As leader

  • The Trio (Black Entertainment, 1995)
  • Justin Time (Criss Cross, 1997)
  • Captain Black (Criss Cross, 1998)
  • Grown Folk Bizness (Criss Cross, 1999)
  • Listen to the Band (Criss Cross, 2000)
  • Seed (Imani, 2000)
  • Blessed Ones (Criss Cross, 2001)
  • Deja Vu (Imani, 2001) [note: reissue of The Trio]
  • Meant to Shine (Palmetto, 2002)
  • Luvpark (Imani, 2004)
  • Easy Now (Criss Cross, 2005)
  • The Band – Live at Widener University [rec. 2001] (Imani, 2005)
  • The Trio – Live in Jackson, Mississippi (Imani, 2006)
  • Tarbaby (Imani, 2009)
  • Faith in Action (Posi-Tone, 2010)
  • Tarbaby: The End of Fear (Posi-Tone, 2010)
  • Captain Black Big Band (Posi-Tone, 2011)
  • Freedom (Posi-Tone, 2011)
  • Flip the Script (Posi-Tone, 2012)
  • ...It Was Beauty (Criss Cross, 2013)
  • Tarbaby: Ballad of Sam Langford (Hipnotic, 2013)
  • Captain Black Big Band: Mother's Touch (Posi-Tone, 2014)
  • Liberation Blues (Smoke Sessions, 2014)
  • The Evolution of Oneself (Smoke Sessions, 2015)
  • Tarbaby: Fanon [rec. September 2011] (Rogue Art, 2016)
  • #knowingishalfthebattle (Smoke Sessions, 2016)
  • References

    Orrin Evans Wikipedia