Jazz & blues vocalist Samirah Evans first performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1990 and became a fixture for fourteen consecutive years. She has toured Europe, Asia, and both Americas as a headliner, and shared stages with legends including B.B. King, James Brown, Irma Thomas, and Shelia Jordan. Samirah's connection to the jazz lineage and her message of love and excitement radiates from her entire band which will include W. Mass. Jazz pianist Miro Sprague for this show. Sprague is returning back from the west coast where he completed a two year masters studies program under the tutelage of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and other such luminaries at the Thelonius Monk institute at UCLA. Joining Evans and Sprague will be Marty Jaffe on bass, Paul Wiltgen on drums, and Michael Zsoldos on saxophones.