Peter Evans has been a member of the New York musical community since 2003, when he moved to the city after graduating Oberlin Conservatory with a degree in classical trumpet. Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber orchestras, performance art, free improvised settings, electro-acoustic music and composition. Current bands include the Peter Evans Quartet, Moppa Elliott's terrorist bebop band Mostly Other People Do The Killing, the hyperactive improvisation duo Sparks (with Tom Blancarte), duo with trumpeter Nate Wooley, as well as a sustained interest in solo performance. Other collaborators include: Peter Brotzmann, Mary Halvorson, Jim Black, Evan Parker, Dave Taylor, Steve Beresford, Okkyung Lee, Keiji Haino and Tobias Delius, among others. Evans is credited with moving the instrument into new and vital areas of sound that overlap with noise, electronic music, and recent advances in jazz and improvisation. Formed in 2010, Peter Evans Trio with John Hebert on bass (Fred Hersch, Andrew Hill) and Kassa Overall (Das Racist, Iron Solomon, Geri Allen) examines the spare instrumentation with compositions which constantly oscillate between loose improvisational frameworks and precise notated structures, with an emphasis on collective interaction. This year’s album by Peter Evans’ "Zebulon" Trio (MIM, 2013) recorded at and named after the now defunct Brooklyn club, explores jazz that continues the legacy of performances by Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard... but then pushing swing and bop into a new high energy free playing zone, as if post-bop, loft-jazz, cool jazz, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler and everything in between had never existed.
20 October City Hall Center, 24:00