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Villa Maria College to Host Orrin Evans Quartet

By September 26, 2022Press Release

On Saturday October 8th at 8:00pm the Orrin Evans Quartet will perform at Villa Maria College in the Recital Hall.  The concert is part of the CMC International Jazz Festival presented by the Colored Musicians Club and Point 9 Mile Collaborative.  Villa Maria College is a co-sponsor of the CMC Jazz Festival.

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The College’s Recital Hall is located at Villa Maria College, 240 Pine Ridge Rd, Buffalo, NY 14225.  For directions to the College visit  To learn more about the Villa Maria College Music Industry program visit:

About Orrin Evans Quartet: For more than two decades, Yamaha pianist Orrin Evans has made an art form of the unexpected. With more than 25 albums to his credit 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 the jazz world’s confining 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. As an audacious bandleader, he delights in daring fellow musicians to take bold risks, whether in mutable small group settings or his raucous Captain Black Big Band. As an inventive collaborator, his projects range from the nerve-rattling collective trio Tarbaby, to the guitar/piano duo project Eubanks-Evans-Experience, and Brazilian project Terreno Comum.

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