Doors: 6pm Patron Members, 6:30 pm General Members
Member only event for Seattle Jazz Fellowship, featuring a cocktail party and show with Orrin Evans and the Grammy-nominated Captain Black Big Band.
COVID PROTOCOLS: All our staff are fully vaccinated, and we ask that our patrons be vaccinated as well. Our staff will be masked, and we encourage our audience to wear masks as much as possible.
Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. Seating is first come first served. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
If it takes a village to raise a child, as the proverb says, then it certainly takes at least that much to nurture a big band. Pianist and bandleader Orrin Evans has long used “The Village” to refer not only to his family-like cohort of fellow musicians in the Captain Black Big Band, but also to the extended family of fans, supporters and inspirations that have carried the ensemble to a Grammy nomination and its status as one of the most thrilling and revered ensembles in modern jazz.
Guided by Evans’ embracing, instigative leadership, the Captain Black Big Band boasts a bold, vigorous sound, a raucous, unpredictable vibe, and a communal spirit convening a membership that ranges from revered elders to rising stars.
Orrin Evans (piano), Anwar Marshall (drums), Madison Rast (bass), Caleb Wheeler Curtis (tenor), Todd Bayshore (alto), David Gibson (trombone), Reggie Watkins (trombone), Charlie Porter (trumpet), Thomas Marriott (trumpet)