Anthology to host benefit for Carl Evans Jr. founding member of Fattburger

Anthology will present two concerts to benefit Carl Evans Jr., the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Concerts Benefit for Carl Evans Jr., on Sunday January 20, 2008 in San Diego, California.

Carl Evans Jr., underwent surgery on December 10, 2007 to remove his left leg below the knee. This surgery was necessary to continue his ongoing battle against Diabetes. A founding member of the Grammy nominated band Fattburger, he's been a beloved and highly respected member of San Diego's jazz community for the past 30 years and has sat in on piano regularly with the Anthology House Band. The benefit concert is a combined effort of Anthology, San Diego's acclaimed new live music venue, and 17 of San Diego's finest jazz musicians. They are producing the concerts to help offset some of the medical expenses and future care for Evans. Anthology is donating the venue, and the all-star artist ensemble is contributing their performances.

Headlining the events will be internationally acclaimed saxophone artist Charles McPherson, super bass man Nathan East, leading jazz and Latin trumpeter Brian Lynch, recording artist trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos and keyboardist-composer-producer Rob Whitlock.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $38. Tickets for the concerts can be purchased through Anthology directly at the Anthology Box Office, online at and by phone at 619.595.0300.

Carl Evans Jr.

The musical progeny of former Navy Band master and accomplished saxophonist Carl Evans Sr. and mother Clara Lovelace, a gospel singer and choir director. Carl Evans Jr. is one of the country's most acclaimed jazz pianists. Carl moved to San Diego at age five.

He was awarded a football scholarship to the University of San Diego High School playing as a defensive lineman. It took Evans one year of playing football to decide to change schools and attend Crawford High. "Football was great but Crawford had the best music program in the state. I played music with future luminaries Nathan East, Hollis Gentry III, Gunnar Biggs, Mel Goot, & Doug Robinson. I went from winning football awards to awards like Southwestern College Pianist Award." Evans said. Evans graduated early from Crawford High School to begin touring with Barry White and through the years many others including Freddie Hubbard, Cannonball Adderley, Eddie Harris, Rufus Thomas, Anita Baker, Lionel Ritchie, Gerald Albright and Nathan East. He has recorded and produced over 25 CDs. He is the leader and co-founder of the internationally known, award-winning band "Fattburger" and has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Above all of his accomplishments and awards Carl is one of the most respected and beloved musicians in the Jazz world!


Anthology is downtown San Diego's newest and most prestigious intimate live music and fine dining venue. We are the only club providing a formal live music experience in a comfortable, upscale performance and dining environment. Anthology is a world-class environment that creates superior experiences for both the artists and guests. We regularly host the biggest superstars in jazz, Latin, classic rock and blues - past artists include Ramsey Lewis, James Cotton, Pete Escovedo, Ahmad Jamal, Brian Culbertson and Dave Mason to name a few. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Anthology is independently owned. For more information regarding performances and events please visit our website at

Title: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Concerts to Benefit Carl Evans Jr.
Date: Sunday January 20, 2008
Location: Anthology, 1337 India, San Diego, CA 92101
Contact: Michael Pritchard, Director Of Music Operations - Anthology


We are presenting two separate jazz concerts requiring two separate tickets
Doors open at 5:30pm
Dinner Show Concert - 7:00pm to 9:00pm featuring
Charles McPherson
Daniel Jackson
Gilbert Castellanos
Mikan Zlatkovich
Jamie Kim
Fura Haa Saba (Poet)
The New Hope Chorus directed by Dr. Washington
David Millard
Tickets - $25 to $38; Dinner Show Packages are available for $65 plus ticket

Dancing & Show Concert - 9:30pm to 12:00am featuring
Nathan East
Brian Lynch
Reggie Smith
Barbara Jameson
Aubrey Fay
Stellita Lindgren
Glen Fisher
Rob Whitlock
Carlos Vasquez
Tickets - $22 to $33; A la Carte Dining available
Tickets Anthology Box Office - 1337 India Street [between A & Ash near Little Italy]

Beneficiary All net proceeds to benefit The Carl Evans Jr Health Relief Fund at Washington Mutual Bank Donations can be made directly to this fund at any time at any Washington Mutual Bank

For more information go to:

Anthology Official Website

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