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Episode 45: Saxophonist/Composer, Evan Harris

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On his debut album, ‘Skylines', EVAN HARRIS presents a classic but personal interpretation of his original compositions. Evan is currently a master’s degree student at the Juilliard School and has performed along size jazz household names like Wynton Marsalis and Vince Giodarno. Join Evan and Lorens as he talks about things like learning a song in all keys, the tall puppy syndrome, and other carelessly related fun stuff. (Music credit: ‘Inertia’, ‘Reinvention’, ‘Spring Song’ by Evan Harris).

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On this podcast, Lorens Chuno presents captivating conversations with enterprising jazz musicians. These conversations are free-form in nature and casually explore the work life of these artists; but don't be surprised to hear their 'starting out' stories, their opinions on current issues, and maybe one or two pieces of advice for people interested in their chosen art field. Come here every week for a new episode of the podcast, and find out how these inspiring jazz practitioners DO JAZZ.

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Evan Harris is a New York based saxophonist and composer, whose passion for jazz and improvised music has informed his unique sound on the saxophone.

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Evan has established himself firmly as an instrumentalist, with performance credits including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, ARIA award winning ensemble Mara!, James Muller Quartet, Miguel Zenon’s “Identities are Changeable”, as well as having performed alongside Wynton Marsalis, Bill Charlap, Etienne Charles and Vince Giordano.

At the formative age of 24, Evan has been acknowledged with a number of accolades including the Gerry and Franca Mulligan Scholarship, the Mary H. Vinton Jazz Scholarship, the Edward Jabes Scholarship, the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship, the Gluck Fellowship, the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund Grant, the Rose Mandelbaum Postgraduate Travelling Scholarship, the PPCA Performers' Trust Grant, the Barry Stewart Prize, Big Brother Movement’s Youth Support Jazz Award, Siena Jazz Festival Scholarship and a coveted Skills and Development Grant from the Arts Council of Australia.

Evan has toured metropolitan and regional Australia, the USA and Switzerland, and performed at such venues as the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Alice Tully Hall.

Having graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music (Honours First Class), Evan was awarded the University Medal - a credit recognising the most distinguished graduate. Evan continues his studies as he completes a Master of Music (Jazz Studies) degree at the Juilliard School, under scholarship.

Evan leads his own band the Evan Harris Quintet and performs as a member of the Isaiah Thompson Quartet, and for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz For Young People Program, and with a interdisciplinary ensemble the Jailbirds.

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