Peter Evans is a trumpet player and improvisor/composer based in New York City and is widely recognized as a leading voice in the field. He is leader of Peter Evans Ensemble and Being & Becoming and is a member of the cooperative groups Pulverize the Sound (with Mike Pride and Tim Dahl) and Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Craig Taborn, and Sam Pluta). He has worked with some of the leading figures in new music: John Zorn, Ingrid Laubrock, Jim Black, Weasel Walter, Ambrose Akinmusere, Matana Roberts, Tyshawn Sorey, Levy Lorenzo, Nate Wooley, Steve Schick, Mary Halvorson, and Joe McPhee and performs with both International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the Wet Ink Ensemble.
As a composer, Evans has been commissioned by ICE, Yarn/Wire, Donaueschingen Musiktage, the Jerome Foundation’s Emerging Artist Program, and the Doris Duke Foundation. He has been releasing recordings on his own label, More is More, since 2011. In 2018, he released a new solo album, the first duo album with Levy Lorenzo, a new record by Pulverize the Sound, and the new album by the Peter Evans Ensemble.