Evan is a professional musician who plays electric and upright bass. Evan is currently based in New Orleans and studies Graduate Jazz Performance at the University of New Orleans. He performs professionally in numerous groups applying his skills and experience to a variety of genres internationally and regionally.
While formerly living in Milwaukee he was an instructor at West End Conservatory, where he taught both bass and adaptive music lessons. He received his B.A. in Psychology from UW-Milwaukee which allowed him to work for 6 years as a behavioral therapist treating autism. While at UW-M, Evan also studied jazz, and after college he became an understudy of the legendary Bill "The Buddha" Dickens.
Evan's relationship with music is significantly informed by improvisation. He believes it is the responsibility of a musician to become an open window through which the language of music can pass, and to understand music as the contribution of an articulate dialog to a greater conversation, the topic of which is betterment of self and community.
Evan has recording credits on over 2 dozen albums throughout a variety of genres. He has had his music played on national television; is a scholarship recipient at University of New Orleans; a member of the Golden Key Honor Society; in 2015 was awarded Best Bass Player by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry; in 2013 was a featured performer at MKE Bass Day; received and been nominated for various 88.9 Music Awards and other Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards; performed at NAMM 2014 and NAMM 2015; in 2009 was honored to be Shepherd Express' Runner up for Best Jazz Artist.