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Evan Cobb

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.

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Evan Cobb’s new recording is chock full of surprises, humor, emotion and great music! Evan has the passion, talent and drive to become a success! As a former student of mine, I have watched Evan grow beyond all expectations. Give a listen, because once you do, I’m sure that you’ll be enjoying Evan’s music for a long time… I am!

- Jon Faddis Trumpeter, Composer, Conductor and Educator

I finally got a chance to listen to your demo. I enjoyed it a lot! Nice writing, good playing, and a hip vibe. Keep up the good work!

- Brian Lynch Trumpeter, Grammy Winner for 2006 Best Latin Jazz Album

Evan Cobb is a fine musician - both a strong saxophonist and a strong composer

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