Orrin Evans

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Orrin Evans
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Background information
Born 1976 (age 38–39)
Origin Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano
Labels Criss Cross Jazz

Orrin Evans (born 1976) is an American jazz pianist. Evans was born in Trenton, New Jersey and raised in Philadelphia.[1] He attended Rutgers University, and then studied with Kenny Barron.[1] 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.[2]

Evans is married to vocalist Dawn Warren.



  1. ^ a b Lutz, Phillip. "Orrin Evans The Instigator." Downbeat 81.11 (2014): 42-45. Print.
  2. ^ "Orrin Evans: Music: 2010 Grantee," The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Accessed May 15, 2013.


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