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April 2 @ 7:30 pm$40 – $45
The series continues on Saturday, April 2, with the Eubanks-Evans Experience, featuring celebrated guitarist Kevin Eubanks and Grammy-nominated pianist Orrin Evans. Since 2010, when Eubanks’ 18-year tenure as guitarist and music director of TV’s The Tonight Show Band ended, the Philadelphia-born guitarist and composer has been on a creative roll. Considered among the top jazz guitarists of his generation, after graduating from Berklee College of Music, Eubanks kicked off his musical career with some of the jazz greats, including Art Blakey, Slide Hampton, McCoy Tyner, Sam Rivers, Roy Haynes, Dave Holland, and Ron Carter. The New York Times called him “a guitarist with an extravagant expressive palette and a technique that merges post-bop fluency with flamenco and classical fingerstyles as well as the lilt of West African blues.” He joins in this special project with fellow Philadelphian Evans, who has been featured in recent Athenaeum concerts with his own trio and The Bad Plus. The New York Times wrote, “Evans is a viable candidate for jazz’s most resourceful and invigorating contemporary pianist.”
Because of the ongoing construction project at Scripps Research, our annual three-concert spring series will be relocated this year to the Athenaeum library, so seating will be limited and early reservations are advised!
The concerts will be in person at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. There are no physical tickets for these events. Your name will be on an attendee list at the front door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating is first-come; first-served. These events will be presented in compliance with State of California and County of San Diego health regulations as applicable at the time of each concert. Face coverings are required for attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Proof of vaccination or negative test within 48 hours of the event is required. Event capacity is limited to 70% for now.