A native of New York City, Evan Schwam has been performing on the saxophone, flute, and clarinet for over 20 years.
Evan studied music at New York's LaGuardia of Music and Art under the direction of tuba virtuoso Bob Stewart.
The New School/Mannes College of Music Jazz and Contemporary Music Program was Evan's next stop.
At the New School, Evan was able to study with Jazz Greats such as: NEA Jazz Masters Chico Hamilton and Barry Harris, as well as Arnie Lawrence, Junior Mance, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Cecil McBee, and Aaron Sachs.
Since his graduation from the New School in 2000, Evan has been a permanent member of Chico Hamilton's "Euphoria," where he has been given the opportunity to not only play music, but also compose and arrange for the orchestra.
During his time performing and recording with Chico Hamilton and Euphoria, Evan has had the opportunity to work with Jazz and Contemporary Music greats such as: Arthur Blythe, Larry Coryell, Rodney Jones, Joe Beck, Fontella Bass, Bill Henderson, Shuggie Otis, Love's Arthur Lee, Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors), Jon Faddis, NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens, George Bohannon, and Jamie (Allman Bros. Band).
Other noteworthy performances and accolades include:
1996 - Performed "Happy Birthday" for President Bill Clinton at his private party at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate his 50th birthday.
2006 - Performed for President Bill Clinton at the ceremony dinner when he received his Lifetime Achievement Award from New School University.
2007 - performed at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with Cassandra Wilson and NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton
2008 - Selected as a semi-finalist for the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition.
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