born on 28/3/1975 in Trenton, NJ, United States
Orrin Evans (born 1976) 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.
- The Orrin Evans Trio (1994)
- Justin Time (Criss Cross Jazz, 1997)
- Captain Black (Criss Cross, 1998)
- Grown Folk Bizness (Criss Cross, 1999)
- Listen to the Band (Criss Cross, 2000)
- Blessed Ones (Criss Cross, 2001)
- Deja Vu (Imani, 2001)
- Meant to Shine (Palmetto, 2002)
- Easy Now (Criss Cross, 2005)
- Faith in Action (Posi-Tone Records, 2010)
- Captain Black Big Band (Posi-Tone Records, 2011)
- Flip The Script (Posi-Tone Records, 2012)
- "Orrin Evans: Music: 2010 Grantee," The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Accessed May 15, 2013.
- [Orrin Evans at All Music Guide Orrin Evans] at Allmusic