Drummer Evan Woodle has established himself as one of the Northwest’s preeminent creative musicians; his inimitably bombastic style and energetic performances behind the drum set have captivated audiences worldwide. Evan got his start in the internationally acclaimed Roosevelt High School jazz program in Seattle before going on to earn a Jazz Studies degree from the University of Washington.
Since middle school, Evan has performed and toured all over North America and Europe, playing everything from house shows to esteemed competitions and festivals. Some of the musicians he has worked with include the Seattle Symphony; UW faculty members Bill Frisell, Cuong Vu, Luke Bergman, Ted Poor, and Marc Seales; several Cornish faculty members including Jim Knapp, Jovino Santos Neto, Wayne Horvitz, and Johnaye Kendrick; and NYC-based players Wynton Marsalis, Tim Berne, Ralph Alessi, Dave Douglas, and Andrew D'Angelo.
In addition to functioning as a driving force behind several bands (including Heatwarmer, Night Tapes, Rae, and Hunter Gather), Evan is one of the co-founders of The Racer Sessions, a weekly free-improvisation series and a forum for cutting-edge composers and performers. Evan also serves as a board member of Table & Chairs Music — a Seattle-based community organization (formerly a record label) rooted in creative, avant-garde, and improvisational music — and regularly works with local jazz institutions Origin Arts and Earshot Jazz.