Pianist Orrin Evans performs at 92Y Tribeca as part of WBGO's The Checkout Live concert series. John Rogers/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Orrin Evans conducts the Captain Black Big Band at WBGO in Newark, N.J. Josh Jackson/WBGO hide caption

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Orrin Evans leads the Captain Black Big Band at Winter Jazzfest 2011. Patrick Jarenwattananon/NPR hide caption

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The Captain Black Big Band, led by Orrin Evans (left). Howard Pitkow/Courtesy of Posi-Tone Records hide caption

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Bobby Watson (left) and Orrin Evans performed live on The Checkout on WBGO. Josh Jackson hide caption

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