Prior to releasing four albums of his own original music, composer/arranger John Evans had been best known for his work with saxophonist David Sanborn on the RIAA certified gold, Grammy-nominated album, HIDEAWAY. Evans composed and co-penned with Sanborn, the tune that became the single release for the album.
This past year, Evans released three successful music videos. One of them, All I Wanna' Do is Dance has already received over one million views on YouTube.
Here's what Jackie Anderson - Host of Midday Jazz on WJAB-FM Radio, said about John Evans & Dream's first album: “You can feel the magic from start to finish with “DREAM”. Smooth jazz at its finest. Don't miss this one.”
In 2007, shortly after its' release, Evans' DREAM album made it to the number one slot for all genres at CD Baby. The album then remained in the top 10 of Best Selling Smooth Jazz albums for over 125 weeks.
Here's what Paul Dunkel - Music Director & Conductor of the Westchester Philharmonic (New York) had to say about John Evans & Dream's first album, DREAM:
“I've been listening to Dream, a lovely recording based on the music of the gifted American composer John Evans. Mr. Evans obviously has an ear for lyrical lines and many of his songs are extended in these instrumental versions. The arrangements are subtle and colorful. The playing is first rate throughout. For this listener (a classical musician) Mr. Evans seems to have learned lessons from several major composers: Debussy comes to mind first. My particular favorite cut is “Para Bailar” with its Latin edge. Each selection has a catchy groove and there is enough variety between the five compositions to satisfy any listener whether he be from the pop or classical worlds.”