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Peter Evans
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Peter Evans

trumpet

​Born in 1981, Peter Evans has been a member of the New York musical community since 2003, when he moved to the city after graduating from the Oberlin Conservatory with a degree in classical trumpet performance. Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber orchestras, performance art, free improvised settings, electro-acoustic music and composition. Evans has been steadily working to expand the expressive capabilities of his instrument, and enjoys collaborating with steady configurations of players and composers. Current groupings include the Peter Evans Quartet, Moppa Elliott’s terrorist bebop band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, the hyperactive improvisation duo Sparks (with Tom Blancarte), a duo with trumpeter Nate Wooley, as well as a sustained interest in solo performance. Other collaborators include: Tyshawn Sorey, David Taylor, Steve Beresford, Okkyung Lee, Taylor Ho Bynum, Zach Hill, Jim Black, Evan Parker, Kevin Shea, Ned Rothenberg, Richard Barrett, Mark Gould, Weasel Walter, Matt Bauder, and Luka Ivanovic. In New York, Peter also performs contemporary notated music with groups such as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Contiuum, and Ensemble 21 and has continued to perform on piccolo trumpet in Baroque music settings. Peter is also an experienced teacher, and has given workshops on music, trumpet, and improvisation at institutions including the University of California in San Diego, Buffalo University, University of Oregon and Manhattan School of Music. In June 2008 Peter traveled to the Philippines with the Cultures in Harmony project, teaching, collaborating and performing with tribal musicians in Mindanao. Recent travels have brought Peter across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia, playing many venues and festivals, including the Moers Festival, Jazz à Mulhouse, the Free Music Festival, and the Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon Festival.