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EVAN HYDE

Drummer/Percussionist

Upcoming Events

November 17, 2019

Mezzrow Jazz Club

NYC

w/ the Kelly Green Trio, 7:30pm & 9pm

November 21, 2019

The Jazz Gallery

NYC

w/ the Lex Korten Group, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

November 16, 2019

Minton's Playhouse

NYC

w/ the JC Hopkins Biggish Band, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

November 24, 2019

55 Bar

NYC

w/ the Sivan Arbel Septet, 6pm

November 27, 2019

Birdland Theater

NYC

w/ Kate Kortum, 9:45pm

November 28, 2019

Roxy Hotel

NYC

w/ the Adam Smale Trio, 3pm-6pm

November 30, 2019

Winnie's Jazz Bar

NYC

w/ the Kelly Green Trio, 8:30pm

December 05, 2019

Bar Next Door

NYC

w/ the Olin Clark Trio, 6:45pm

December 06, 2019

Fat Cat

NYC

w/ the Kelly Green Trio, 1:30am (late set)

December 07, 2019

Minton's Playhouse

NYC

w/ the JC Hopkins Biggish Band, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

December 10, 2019

Velvet Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

w/ the Kelly Green Trio, 8pm

December 12, 2019

Uke Hut

Astoria, NY

w/ the Eugene Pugachov Quartet, 8pm

January 01, 2020

Canterbury House

Ann Arbor, MI

w/ the Hannah Marks Trio, 7pm

December 19, 2019

Phog Lounge

Windsor, ON

w/ the Hannah Marks Trio, 10:30pm

December 20, 2019

Orbit Room

Bloomington, IN

w/ the Hannah Marks Trio, 8pm

December 21, 2019

The Chatterbox

Indianapolis, IN

w/ the Hannah Marks Trio, 10:30pm

December 31, 2019

Minton's Playhouse

NYC

w/ the JC Hopkins Biggish Band, time TBA

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BIO

Drummer, percussionist, composer, and educator Evan Hyde is a sensitive and versatile musician with extensive experience performing in a wide spectrum of styles and genres. Hyde began his career in 2004 in his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI, where he began working as a freelance percussionist during high school. Evan has since become a high in-demand jazz drummer throughout the United States and abroad. Evan has performed with a veritable “who’s who” in the jazz world, with recent collaborations including George Coleman, Freddy Cole, Russell Malone, Helen Sung, Stanley Jordan, Shelly Berg, Kenny Barron, Cheryl Bentyne, John Daversa, Brian Lynch, Ira Sullivan, Fred Hersch and Take 6.

Hyde’s pursuits as a composer and a bandleader have also earned recognition. He was competitively selected to be a member of the 2015 class of Betty Carter’s 'Jazz Ahead' artist-in-residence program at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., as well as the 2016 International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Hyde has also been recognized by Downbeat Magazine’s annual Student Music Awards with his band, the Evan Hyde Group, winning the graduate small jazz combo category in 2016 and receiving an outstanding small group composition award for his original composition “Depredation”, also in 2016. Additionally, Hyde received honorable mention in the ASCAP Foundation's 2018 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards.

 

As an educator, Hyde has established himself as a knowledgable and passionate mentor, having taught as adjunct faculty at Grand Rapids Community College and Kellogg Community College. He has presented clinics and master classes at numerous schools and jazz camps around North America including the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), the Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive (Kalamazoo, MI) and the Jalisco Jazz Festival Tónica Jazz Workshop (Guadalajara, Mexico), while also teaching in his own private home studio.

Hyde completed his undergraduate studies in music at Western Michigan University, where he studied with Keith Hall and jazz legend Billy Hart. He then went on to study with drummer Bill Goodwin and pianist Mulgrew Miller at William Paterson University for one year before choosing to continue his graduate studies at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. At the Frost School, Evan studied with Steve Rucker and Terence Blanchard, and he was also appointed a fellow of the prestigious Henry Mancini Institute.  Evan received his Master of Music degree in Studio Music & Jazz from the University of Miami, and he is currently based in New York City.

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