Coffee & Conversation with Orrin Evans & Alexander Heffner

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Coffee & Conversation with Orrin Evans & Alexander Heffner
10 am, August 5, 2017 at Hotel Viking
Newport Jazz Festival

Join celebrated American pianist Orrin Evans as he joins in conversation journalist Alexander Heffner, host of “The Open Mind” on PBS. Known for his candid wit and incredible talents, Evans will discuss his career, approach to music, future plans and more. Complimentary coffee and light pastries will be provided. The intimate event is August 5 at 10 am at Hotel Viking.

Acoustic pianist and composer Orrin Evans has produced more than 25 albums and earned numerous accolades including the 2010 Pew Fellowships in the Arts. He was part of the Captain Black Big Band, leads the Orrin Evans Trio and is known for pushing the traditional boundaries of jazz. His latest album is titled #Knowingishalfthebattle. Evans will be performing at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 6, 2017.

Alexander Heffner is host of “The Open Mind” on PBS, a weekly excursion into the world of ideas, across all realms of civic life. His work has been profiled by Variety, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, New Hampshire Magazine and on CNN, C-SPAN, NY1, HuffPost Live and BBC, among other media outlets. His essays, reviews and op-eds have appeared in Reuters, RealClearPolitics, Fortune, The New York Times, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and The Root, among other publications (

Alexander Heffner interviews Orrin Evans