Evan Price – violin
Owen Clapp – bass
Jordan Samuels – guitar
Evan’s college career included stints at bothÂ The Cleveland Institute of MusicÂ and atÂ Berklee College of Music, and has himself served as a member of the music faculty atÂ Wellesley College,Â The California Jazz Conservatory, andÂ The University of California, Berkeley.
Evan is a ten-year veteran of the world-renowned, paradigm-shifting jazz ensemble, theÂ Turtle Island Quartet. During his tenure in Turtle Island, Evan gave over fiveÂ hundred performances in concert venues from Latvia to Australia and had the opportunity to collaborate with many musical luminaries, such as Cuban clarinetistÂ Paquito D’Rivera,Â The Ying Quartet, pianistsÂ Dr. Billy TaylorÂ andÂ Kenny Barron, and classical guitarists,Â Sergio and Odair Assad. He recorded five CD’s with Turtle Island, two of whichâ€”“Four + 4”Â andÂ â€œA Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltraneâ€â€”received GRAMMYÂ® awards in 2006 and 2008 in the Classical Crossover category.
Since 1998, Evan has been proud to call himself a member ofÂ The Hot Club of San Francisco, perhaps the most venerable gypsy jazz band in the US. During his tenure, the group has thrilled audiences from Iceland to Mexico and across the United States, and has released seven CD’s which feature Evan on violin.
An accomplished composer, Evan has contributed compositions and arrangements to the repertoires of HCSF, Turtle Island Quartet,Â Quartet San Francisco,Â San Francisco Girls’ Chorus, theÂ New Century Chamber Orchestra,Â Chanticleer, The Delphi Trio, and theÂ International Space Orchestra, for which he also serves as musical director. In 2016, he premiered his Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and released his debut solo album, â€œDialogues,â€ in 2017 on Azica Records.He lives in Mill Valley, CA, with his wife and daughter.
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