About John Evans
Fort Worth, TX
John Evans - Composer/Producer/Keyboards/Bass
Evans has had the privilege of recording with and/or performing with some of the finest musicians of our time... David Sanborn, Paul Shaffer, Steve Jordan, Hiram Bullock, Steve Khan, Cornell Dupree, Don Grolnick, Waddy Wachtel, Danny Korcthmar, Rick Marotta, Buddy Williams, Doane Perry (Jethro Tull), Elliott Randall, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, to name but a few.
Prior to being a free-lance session player in New York and Los Angeles, he was the principal bassist with several shows on Broadway including the original Godspell, The Magic Show with Doug Henning, and Evita.
Evans has also composed and produced music for Time-Life and Sports Illustrated.
Best known for his work with saxophonist David Sanborn on the RIAA certified gold, Grammy-nominated album, HIDEAWAY, Evans has formed the group DREAM to perform some of his instrumental compositions.
Jackie Anderson - Host of Midday Jazz on WJAB-FM Radio says: "You can feel the magic from start to finish with "DREAM". Smooth jazz at its finest. Don't miss this one."
DREAM performs five of Evans’ instrumental compositions, ranging from the romantic ballad, “Dream” and the classic R&B flavored "Destiny", to the gentle, swaying, Brazilian/Cuban influenced, “West Side Walk”, and the festive “Para Bailar”.
Here's what Paul Dunkel - Music Director & Conductor of the Westchester Philharmonic (New York) had to say about DREAM:
“I've been listening to Dream, a lovely recording based on the music of the gifted American composer John Evans. Mr. Evans obviously has an ear for lyrical lines and many of his songs are extended in these instrumental versions. The arrangements are subtle and colorful. The playing is first rate throughout. For this listener (a classical musician) Mr. Evans seems to have learned lessons from several major composers: Debussy comes to mind first. My particular favorite cut is "Para Bailar" with its Latin edge. Each selection has a catchy groove and there is enough variety between the five compositions to satisfy any listener whether he be from the pop or classical worlds.”