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Evan Cobb

Adjunct Faculty

Saxophone

A resident of Nashville, Tennessee, Evan Cobb is adjunct professor of saxophone at Bemidji State University as of fall 2013. Since making Nashville his home in the fall of 2008, Evan has been an in-demand sideman, working with myriad ensembles including the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, Cage the Elephant, Steve Wariner, JD Souther, and Aretha Franklin. 

In Nashville Cobb is a faculty member at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, where he is the creator and director of the NJW Summer Jazz Camp, a week-long intensive study for students.  Additionally he heads a Scholarship Lessons Program for area teens interested in jazz, teaches ensemble classes, and hosts a popular monthly jam session. 

Evan Cobb released his first feature CD ‘Falling Up’ in fall of 2011 to much critical acclaim.  Featuring all original tunes, ‘Falling Up’ charted on Jazz Week’s Top 50 albums for five weeks and garnered attention in publications including Downbeat and Cadence, among others. 

Cobb received his Bachelor of Music Degree in oboe performance from Northwestern University, studying with Alex Klein and Ray Still.  After a few years performing with the band Buddha’s Belly, nominated as a finalist for Best New Entertainer in the Chicago Music Awards of 2005, Cobb began studying jazz and the saxophone with Greg Fishman.  He returned to school and received his Masters of Music in jazz performance from Purchase College, where his studies included Eric Alexander, Todd Coolman, Jon Faddis, Ralph Lalama, John Riley, and Steve Wilson.