A Straight-ahead yet adventurous group. Includes a tight rotating cast of the worlds best musicians. Frequent musicains are on Piano; Alan Jay Palmer, Joel Holmes, Zaccai Curtis, Theo Hill and Rick Germanson. On Bass: Dezron Douglas, Tyler Mitchell, Ryan Berg and Ameen Saleem. Drums: Eric Mcpherson, Chris Beck, Ralph Peterson, Jerome Jennings. Saxophone: Lawrence Clark, Stacy Dillard, and Lummie Spann.

Josh Evans Sextet

This Group Focuses on the music and arrangements from the great groups of the  60's and 70's as well as original compostions by the band members.

Josh Evans-Trumpet
Theo Hill - Piano
"Kuumba" Frank Lacy - Trombone
Stacy Dillard - Tenor Saxophone

"In The Tradition"/Septet

A new group by Josh Evans Original music and songs by Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan, Kenny Dorham, Jackie McLean and others

Josh Evans- Trumpet
Curtis Lundy- Bass
Bruce Williams or Vincent Herring - Alto Saxophone
Stacy Dillard - Tenor Saxophone
"Kuumba" Frank Lacy - Trombone
Zaccai Curtis - Piano
Ralph Peterson - Drums

Rashied Ali Tribute Band

JOSH EVANS had the great honor and pleasure of performing in Rashied Ali's Quintet for almost 3 years. When he passed away suddenly in 2009, the members of the band decided that we wanted to keep on playing his music. None of the band members like the idea of "Tribute Bands" but the love for Rashied and his music is so strong that we felt an obligation to fufill. The drum chair has been masterfully filled by Eric McPherson and Gene Jackson. Both of whom, were liked by Rashied. This is a leaderless group now, and we have one recording "Live at the Zinc Bar" available.

Josh Evans- Trumpet
Lawrence Clark- Saxophone
Greg Murphy- Piano
Joris Teppe- Bass
Gene Jackson or Eric McPherson- Drums 

Josh Evans Big Band

Trumpeter Josh Evans has performed in the bands of and/or recorded with an extraordinary list of artists, including Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Rashied Ali, and Gregory Porter. Josh Evans' Big Band features Evans' arrangements of standards and originals. The band consists of an exciting combination of well-established players and up-and-coming musicians, and has featured vocalists and legend, tenor saxophonist Billy Harper.

Trumpet Ensemble


 This rotating group consists of musicians that had an association with saxophonist Jackie McLean. This group plays music music by composers such as: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Mal Waldron, Freddie Redd, Charles Tolliver, Hotep Idris Galetta, and Jackie McLean

The Group has included:

Abraham Burton- Tenor
Steve Davis- Trombone
Alan Jay Palmer, David Bryant- Piano
Nat Reeves- Bass
Eric McPherson- Drums