Captain Black Big Band

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Orrin Evans and Captain Black Big Band
Smoke Jazz Club and Lounge, Upper West Side Until Monday June 8 2015
Orrin Evans, a Philly pianist who approaches the jazz tradition with both reverence and a deep inquisitiveness, leads his fine, large ensemble, which translates postbop fire to the big-band canvas. Witness Mother's Touch, a bravura recent Posi-Tone set that divides its time between soulful reflection and high-wire dazzlement.
Venue name: Smoke Jazz Club and Lounge
Contact:
Address: 2751 Broadway
New York

Cross street: between 105th and 106th Sts
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 2pm–3am; Sat, Sun 11:30am–3am
Transport: Subway: 1 to 103rd St
Price: $9 plus $38 prix-fixe dinner
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