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Thursday, March 28
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Orrin Evans Trio

6:00 PM
All Ages
Advance ticket and advanced Dinner Special sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM. Dinner Specials can be purchased at the counter (subject to availability). Masks are welcomed. Please click the 'Plan Your Visit' button above for more information. Thank you!

Dinner Special:
Piri-Piri Chicken Stew
House Salad & Baguette 
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter


For more than two decades, pianist Orrin Evans has made an art form of the unexpected. With more than twenty-five albums to his credit, and without ever relying on the support of a major label, Evans has become the model of a fiercely independent artist who’s made a habit of rattling cages. That determination has paid off in accolades like topping the “Rising Star Pianist” category in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll and two Grammy nominations.

As a daring pianist, Evans combines 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. On this concert date, the Orrin Evans Trio will feature bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Mark Whitfield Jr., and will showcase the thrillingly bold musical chances taken on the pianist’s new album, The Red Door.

Orrin Evans Website
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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