Jazz Jam with Orrin Evans

Featuring Imani Records Artists

Wednesday, November 13, 2024
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8:30pm

Admission is FREE! RSVP guarantees admission only. To make a table reservation and guarantee a seat, click here or call 215-222-1400.


  • You must make a table reservation in addition to your RSVP to guarantee seating. Without a reservation, seating will be first-come, first-served if available. There is standing room by the bar area.
  • The Lounge is a full-service restaurant – our full food & drink menu is available when doors open.
  • If you require accessible seating, please contact us at boxoffice@worldcafelive.com or 215-222-1400 prior to the show so we can best accommodate your needs.
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Jazz Jam
World Cafe Liveʼs long-running Jazz Jam is for musicians and listeners alike. Grammy-nominated pianist Orrin Evans will present some of his favorite artists playing tunes from their most recent albums. After a set of playing tunes that are guaranteed to blow you away, instrumentalists and vocalists are encouraged to sign up and sit in throughout the evening, while listeners are welcome to drink, dine, and dance to the music. Come on out, jam, and meet new artists!

During his kaleidoscopic quarter-century as a professional jazz musician, pianist Orrin Evans has become the model of a fiercely independent artist who pushes the envelope in all directions. Never supported by a major label, Evans has ascended to top-of-the-pyramid stature on his instrument, as affirmed by his #1-ranking as “Rising Star Pianist” in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll. Grammy nominations for the Smoke Sessions albums The Intangible Between andPresence, by Evansʼ raucous, risk-friendly Captain Black Big Band, stamp his bona fides as a bandleader and composer. In addition to CBBB, Evansʼ multifarious leader and collaborative projects include the Eubanks Evans Experience (a duo with eminent guitarist Kevin Eubanks); the Brazilian unit Terreno Comum; Evansʼ working trio with bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Mark Whitfield, Jr.; and Tar Baby (a collective trio of 20 years standing with bassist Eric Revis and drummer Nasheet Waits). One of Tar Babyʼs two 2022 releases will be released on Evansʼ imprint, Imani Records, which he founded in 2001 and relaunched in 2018.