For more than two decades, Orrin Evans has made an art form of the unexpected. With more than 25 albums to his credit without ever relying on the support of a major label, Evans has become the model of a fiercely independent artist who’s made a habit of rattling the jazz world’s confining cages. That determination has paid off in accolades like topping the “Rising Star Pianist” category in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll.
As a daring pianist, Evans combines raw- edged vigor and left-field nuance into a sound wholly his own.
Paulo Szot is one of the most acclaimed and versatile baritones in the world having garnered international acclaim as
an opera singer, an award-winning musical theatre star, a consummate concert performer and an actor.
For a limited 2 night engagement only, and as part of his international tour, Jazz St. Louis audiences can prepare to swoon as the Tony Award winner Paulo Szot (South Pacific) lends his extraordinary voice to
a luxurious program with songs from his native Brazil, celebrating the music of Tom Jobim and Frank Sinatra during their magical encounter 50 years ago, along with a selection of the most romantic Broadway songs.
It’ll be some enchanted evening, for sure!
Jazz St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to lead our community in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education and community engagement.