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Jazz Seminar: Orrin Evans

Pianist/composer Orrin Evans will speak on “It’s A Business Too…Press, Social Media, and Promotion.” Free

Over the course of a career spanning more than twenty years, pianist/composer Orrin Evans has always charted a vigorously individual path. Whether he chooses to express himself through his bold, muscular keyboard attack; through the raw soulfulness of his never-predictable bands; or off the bandstand, with his audaciously candid wit - there’s never any question where Evans stands. With 25 albums to his credit without ever relying on the support of a major label, he’s become the model of a fiercely independent artist who’s made a habit of rattling the jazz world’s confining cages.

Evans’ scintillating new album, The Evolution of Oneself (Smoke Sessions), takes stock of the pivotal moments that have shaped his distinctive trajectory. The album is one more landmark in his musical evolution, introducing a remarkable new piano trio with two longtime associates but first-time collaborators: bassist Christian McBride and drummer Karriem Riggins. The result is a raw and thrilling excursion incorporating a startlingly wide range of influences, from jazz and neo-soul to country and hip-hop.

Friday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Frick Fine Arts Building, Auditorium
650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Jazz Seminar: Orrin Evans

Pianist/composer Orrin Evans will speak on “It’s A Business Too…Press, Social Media, and Promotion.” Free

Over the course of a career spanning more than twenty years, pianist/composer Orrin Evans has always charted a vigorously individual path. Whether he chooses to express himself through his bold, muscular keyboard attack; through the raw soulfulness of his never-predictable bands; or off the bandstand, with his audaciously candid wit - there’s never any question where Evans stands. With 25 albums to his credit without ever relying on the support of a major label, he’s become the model of a fiercely independent artist who’s made a habit of rattling the jazz world’s confining cages.

Evans’ scintillating new album, The Evolution of Oneself (Smoke Sessions), takes stock of the pivotal moments that have shaped his distinctive trajectory. The album is one more landmark in his musical evolution, introducing a remarkable new piano trio with two longtime associates but first-time collaborators: bassist Christian McBride and drummer Karriem Riggins. The result is a raw and thrilling excursion incorporating a startlingly wide range of influences, from jazz and neo-soul to country and hip-hop.

Friday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Frick Fine Arts Building, Auditorium
650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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Department of Music
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