About David Evans

David Evans – tenor sax, clarinet


Photo by Brandy Kaysakian-Rowe

Originally from New Orleans, David Evans has been living and working in the Portland, OR area for the past 10 years. Since relocating to the Rose City, the tenor saxophonist and clarinetist has become an integral part of Portland’s jazz community, earning the well-deserved respect of his Northwest colleagues.

Steeped in the jazz tradition at its very roots, David has performed with an impressive gamut of great musicians in the course of his career. In the Crescent City he performed with Pete Fountain, B. B. King, Mose Allison, Nicholas Payton, Brian Blade, Johnny Vidacovich, Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and many others. In the Rose City, he has performed or recorded with Art Abrams, Dan Balmer, Phil Baker, Mel Brown, Dan Faehnle, Dave Frishberg, Darrell Grant, Tom Grant, Carlton Jackson, Rebecca Kilgore, Nancy King, Shirley Nanette, Eddie Parente, Randy Porter, Jean Ronne, Ron Steen, Lee Wuthenow, Tall Jazz, and many others.

His most recent CD is titled I Didn’t Know About You.

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