A 14-piece Jazz Orchestra conducted by Orrin Evans
The newest addition to our Monday night programming is the celebrated Captain Black Big Band conducted by pianist Orrin Evans. We are very excited to welcome them to our Smoke family and while no one will be lighting up any “Captain Black” at Smoke, we can say for sure that the music is “smokin”!
7pm & 9pm two-course dinner prix-fixe available for $29.95 / no music charge
I paid my first visit to the Mann Center in Philadelphia after winning tickets from @TheArtsInPhilly to see Return to Forever IV. The band was smoking! Chick Corea, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Frank Gambale and Lenny White brought a spiritual energy that uplifted the audience of this spacious outdoor concert amphitheater.
Check out this promo video from the band’s website:
Josh Lawrence and Orrin Evans collaborated forces this past month at the Kimmel Center for the the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts’ Jazz Appreciation Day Concert. Joined by alto saxophonist Mike Cemprola, bassist Micah Jones and drummer Michael De Castro, the stellar quintet performed a mix of original compositions and standard repertoire.