This week, The Jazz Gallery continues our latest Mentorship Series with the pair of mentor-pianist Orrin Evans and mentee-multi-instrumentalist Morgan Guerin. A native and resident of Philadelphia, Evans is one hard-to-classify pianist, playing hard-swinging music with his working trio, aggressive and exploratory music with the avant collective Tarbaby, and will soon be adding his inimitable personality to The Bad Plus. Guerin recently started his second year studying jazz at The New School, but already has an active presence performing across New York and elsewhere, whether with his peers or Grammy-winning drummer Terri Lynne Carrington.
For these shows, Guerin will be sliding into the saxophone chair of Evans’ band, learning from the group’s long-honed chemistry. Before checking out the group at The Jazz Museum in Harlem or Roxborough United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, or on November 2nd at The Jazz Gallery, check out Jazz Speaks’s previous interviews with both Evans and Guerin.
Morgan Guerin joins the Orrin Evans Group for The Jazz Gallery’s Mentorship Series, Vol. 4, Ed. 2. The group features Mr. Guerin on saxophone, Mr. Evans on piano, Madison Rast on bass, and Byron Landham on drums. The group performs at The Jazz Museum in Harlem at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 ($15 general admission) and at Roxborough United Methodist Church in Philadelphia at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 ($10 general admission, $5 for students).