Calming Kali – Live Jazz 9/10/16

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Calming Kali at Mississippi Pizza Sept 10th!

Calming Kali features original compositions by Paul Evans in percussive collaboration with Martin Zarzar, fusing jazz with rock and more popular music elements. Melodies on piano, groove based drum beats, and horns to highlight this memorable music.

This show we’ll have special guests David Evans on tenor sax and Charlie Porter on trumpet.

Advanced Tix:
“Pay Your Wage” at the door
**Honor system: One hour of your working wage = fair pay for entrance for this show. No job (for real), no pay. $20/hr, $20 at the door. Hard to calculate artist wage, $10 would be fine**

For more info, and to let us know you’re coming, visit the facebook event:

Evening Star Presents at Alberta Street Fair 8/13/16


August 13th 2016 • 12-5:45pm • Alberta Street Fair

An exciting line up of Evening Star artists and friends:

12-12:45 Fractal Duo
AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady – 1920’s to 40s swing
2-2:45 Calming Kali (Debut!) – Groove/Jazz compositions on piano & percussion
2:45-3 Baksana – Busking belly dance brass band
3-3:45 Smut City Jelly Roll Society – Prohibition era jazz & blues
4-4:45 Martin Zarzar – Singer/songwriter guitar
5-5:45 Evening Star Orchestra (Debut!) – Hott, dance-able, big band

Join us for music, dance, food, fine arts, beer & wine tasting!


May 28th- Poïas Gift: CD Release Studio Concert


Tickets: brown paper tickets

Solo flute Improvisations with Balkan Bluegrass Duet: Ryan Francesconi & Mirabai Peart

Join us for a wonderful event with 3 VERY SPECIAL artists in an intimate studio setting.

Poïa’s Gift is a new recording of solo improvised flute music (with a little percussion) by Paul Evans -aka PaulAlone. These improvisations were inspired by the traditions of: Native American, Celtic, Eastern, Classical and Jazz. To celebrate the release of this music, we’re celebrating with a special concert at our personal studio!

Ryan and Mira have most recently been touring the world with Joanna Newsome, but are extremely talented artists in their own right. Both coming from classically trained backgrounds, for this event they will play their blend of Balkan Bluegrass featuring virtuosic guitar and violin.

Visit the facebook event page for more information and the artist’s websites linked above for bios.

Tidal: May 13th!

It is with great pleasure that we announce Evening Star’s newest show:
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Tidal : Premieres May 13th 2016, 7:30pm
at : IFCC (5340 N. Interstate Ave. PDX)


Short video describing some of the creative process of the show:

This is a full length contemporary dance fusion show with an original live music score. More information:
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Baksana CD-Ready for download


BAKSANA! Top, left to right- Jason & Kristnh Ramirez, Charles Pike, Caroline Chaparro, Mark Veherencamp, Morgan Fay. Bottom, left to right- Bevin Victoria, Makeda, Danielle Elizabeth, Paul Evans, Leon Cotter, Jonathan Roberts.

The CD release show back in November was a success! Thanks to all who came out to help celebrate…

If ya missed it, thats okay, because you can Buy our CD NOW online!

Cafe Istanbul Anniversary show success!



We had a great time at the Cafe Istanbul Anniversary show on Jan 16th 2014. Here is an image of the Baksana dancers full of joy and appreciation for their fellow dancers! Baksana will be the primary “house band” for all of this year’s Cafe Istanbul’s. Check ’em out at They are very much looking forward to taking this journey with you! Join us next month on February 20th at Mississippi Pizza (and every third Thursday in 2014). Line up and details to be announced soon!