Director of Jazz Studies
Greg Evans, director of Jazz Studies at Binghamton University, is a passionate and captivating performer, pedagogue and composer. He plays in Broadway shows, orchestras, wind ensembles and chamber groups that specialize in a myriad of styles. He performs in concert halls, on festival stages and in recording studios, nightclubs, barns, living rooms and prisons. These experiences speak to the nature of percussion: that groove, the inherent feel-good element of all music, can be found anywhere, experienced by anyone and is for everyone.
Sought after for his buoyant, joyous and love-filled groove, Evans has performed in multiple national tours and music festivals, and is a frequent featured artist. He also sustains an active freelance schedule, having appeared with many artists including Jonathan Batiste, Terence Blanchard, Chick Corea, Joey DeFrancesco, Kurt Elling, Robin Eubanks, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, John Pizzarelli, Dave Samules and Allen Vizzutti.
Evans earned his M.M from Ithaca College (2011), and his B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music (2009).