May 29th, 2023 6pm Stage 1
Evan Amoroso is a trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator currently residing in New York City. Throughout his career, he has shared the stage with many acclaimed artists, such as Greg Gisbert, Wayne Escoffery, Robin Eubanks, Warren Wolf, Conrad Herwig, John D’Earth, and Jon Faddis. Hailing from Washington, DC, Evan began his music education in the classical tradition, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Bass Trombone Performance from James Madison University in 2020. While in college, he was absorbed into the world of improvised music, and became deeply interested in the role of the bass trombone as an improviser’s instrument. With the guidance and encouragement of his mentors, Evan moved to New York City to pursue a career in jazz. He is a recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with David Taylor and Ryan Keberle, earning a Master’s Degree in Jazz Trombone Performance. To this day, he remains a passionate advocate for the bass trombone as an improvisational voice and an instrument of importance in the jazz idiom.
The Evan Amoroso Quintet is comprised of Evan Amoroso on trombone, Brandon Choi on trumpet, Vid Jamnik on vibraphone, Shimon Gambourg on electric bass, and Quinton Cain on drums.