Orrin Evans & the Captain Black Big Band


2022.06.08 Hardly Raining

Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band played the Royal Room for two nights, closing out the spring series of the recently formed Seattle Jazz Fellowship (SJF).

Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band at the Royal Room.
Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band at the Royal Room (photo Lisa Hagen Glynn).

Band members included Orrin Evans (piano), Mark Whitfield, Jr. (drums), Luques Curtis (bass), Caleb Wheeler Curtis (alto), Troy Roberts (tenor), David Gibson (trombone), Reggie Watkins (trombone), Charlie Porter (trumpet), and Thomas Marriott (trumpet).

Mark Whitfield, Jr., on drums.
Mark Whitfield, Jr., on drums (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

Conducted by Jared Sessink, the Garfield High School Jazz Band opened the evening. Sessink honored several graduating seniors.

Garfield High School Jazz Band at the Royal Room.
The Garfield High School Jazz Band at the Royal Room (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

SJF resumes on July 20 with their Fellowship Wednesday summer season, featuring sets by Jay Thomas and the Fellowship ‘Ceptet.



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