Born: March, 1981
Growing up in New Jersey, Evan Cobb’s musical studies were encouraged from an early age. After years of training on the piano and singing in choirs, Evan began playing the oboe at his father’s behest and progressed quickly. While playing in numerous high school merit ensembles in the Northeast, Evan also started the saxophone and found his interest in jazz.
At Northwestern University, Evan studied oboe performance as his major and also earned a Certificate in jazz studies. The structure of a formal music training was quite helpful and at times entertaining for the young musician. Evan’s oboe studies included Ray Still, Alex Klein, Michael Henoch, Elaine Douvas, and Joseph Robinson; while jazz studies included Michael Kocour and Greg Fishman....