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With 25 albums of “magnetic up-tempo compositions and plangent ballads” (New York Times), pianist Orrin Evans is a true powerhouse of modern jazz. Earshot Jazz presents the Orrin Evans Trio on Town Hall’s stage alongside renowned drummer and jazz innovator Jeff “Tain” Watts, who meet for a convergence of their distinctive musical voices. Orrin draws on full-throttle swing, deep rooted blues, expressive soul or bracing excursions into the avant-garde. Tain accompanies him with the explosive power, blinding speed, and rare sense of elegance that characterize the gritty street funk of his music.
The 31st Annual Earshot Jazz Festival celebrates the art form’s leading edges and cultural heritage. For 33 days, jazz greats from around the world and renowned resident artists come together to create, share, improvise, explore, collaborate, and swing.
Presented by Earshot Jazz.