The bimonthly Jazz Vespers series continues tonight at 6 p.m. with Portland-based jazz saxophonist and clarinetist David Evans at St. Luke’s-San Lucas Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. in Vancouver, Washington.
Evans began his career in his home state of Alabama in the late 1970s and moved to Portland in 1994. He has performed with many well-known artists, including Pete Fountain, B. B. King, Mose Allison, Nicholas Payton, Brian Blade, Johnny Vidacovich, Luther Kent, Matt Lemmler, Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, and The Temptations. He served as music director aboard the historic Delta Queen steamboat for eight years, arranged music for Mahalia Jackson’s 100th birthday concert in New Orleans, and composed the theme song for the syndicated radio program, On the Road with Rebecca Kilgore. Currently, he’s a saxophone instructor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland.
The concert and parking are free; donations are welcome. Enter the church’s parking lot at F and 27th Streets.
For more information, call (360) 696-0181 or visit St. Luke’s website.