Evan Harris is a New York based saxophonist and composer, whose passion for jazz and improvised music has informed his unique and highly developed sound on the saxophone. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Evan established himself as an instrumentalist with the highest pedigree in his native surroundings before relocating to NY in 2016. At the formative age of 24 his performance credits already include Miguel Zenon’s “identities are changeable” as well as having performed alongside Wynton Marsalis, Bill Charlap, Etienne Charles, Vince Giordano, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, 2016 Australian ensemble of the year the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, ARIA award winning ensemble MARA! and James Muller Quartet. Evan Harris is rapidly establishing himself as a voice of the future and Skylines, his opening statement as a bandleader, shows he means business.
Evan’s dedication to his artform has been acknowledged with a number of accolades including the Gerry and Franca Mulligan scholarship, the Mary H. Vinton Jazz Scholarship, the Edward Jabes Scholarship, the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship, the Gluck Fellowship, the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund Grant, the Rose Mandelbaum Postgraduate scholarship, the Barry Stewart Prize, Big Brother Movement Youth Support Jazz Award, Sienna Jazz Festival scholarship and the highly regarded Skills and Development grant from the Australia Council or the Arts. Evan was awarded the University of Sydney medal after graduating with first class honours and is now completing his Masters Degree at Juiliard under scholarship.
“Evan is one of the most talented young musicians I’ve heard in a long time... I’m sure that we’ll be hearing a lot more from him in the near future. ”
— Miguel Zenon
“An extraordinarily gifted and accomplished saxophonist… he has left no stone unturned in his quest for knowledge. ”
— James Muller