Evan Oberla is an artistic performer & composer based in New Orleans with a dynamic sound arriving at an intersection between catchy melodic singalongs and instantaneous adventurous improvisation, all the while maintaining a fresh soulful groove.
With the trombone as his principle divining rod, this multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter/arranger & producer enjoys the depths of creativity in each project he undertakes, inviting the listener along the journey of expression and harmony.
Hailing from a diverse musical career of jazz, funk, pop, avant garde, brass bands & roots music, Evan emanates a style at once familiar to the ear yet uniquely his own.
Expect a big warm feeling from Evan and company, as he is connected with an incredible group of musically gifted artists, with years of friendship, experience, and intuition at the core of this colorful melded sound.
Bands & Records & Things:
Evan has spent his career at home and on the road playing with a plethora of bands, traversing the country playing shows, festivals and making recordings.
He has put out a handful of albums of original music with various outfits over the years, including Eyope, EOP, RFG Quintet and now his self titled endeavor, with his cast of bandmates taking on the moniker of the GROW.
A short list of artists and bands he has shared the stage, the road, and recording studio with include: such as O.A.R., Allen Stone, Elle King, Brass Lightning, Miss Mojo, Mike Dillon, Flow Tribe, Sexual Thunder!, Wyclef Jean, Eric Krasno, Spoon, Rashawn Ross, Jeff Coffin, Billie Davies, Iris P, Andrew McMahon, Kelly James, Mojoflo, G. Finesse, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Beethoven Found Philharmonic Orchestra, Dierks Bentley, Cris Cab,
Soja, Walk the Moon and many more.
Evan is an endorsing BAC Custom Horn artist, uses JH Audio In-Ear Monitors, and plays with an AMT P808 microphone.
"dualTINTcollection" (2022) - Eyope
"Just My Luck" (2022) - avner
"Horizon" (2022) - Miss Mojo
"Recalibration Salutations" (2021) - Evan Oberla
"The Source" (single) (2021)- Evan Oberla
"Realign" (single) (2021) - Evan Oberla
"Consonance" (2021) - Brass Lightning
"Prism"(single) (2020) - Eyope
"Organic Structures" (2020) - Evan Oberla
"Kick It" (single) (2020)- Evan Oberla
"The V. Tet - Octagami" (2020) - Tom Witek
"Miss Mojo @ the Parlor" (2019) - Miss Mojo
"Elevation" (2019) - Eyope
"Triste" (2019) - Geovane Santos
"Bonobo Bonobo (2018) - Mike Dillon
"Love In Time" (2018) - Miss Mojo
"Perspectives II" (2018) - Billie Davies Trio
"In Spades" (2017) - Afghan Whigs
"Be Easy" (2017) - Retrofit
"Boss" (2017) - Flow Tribe
"Pleasure to the People" (2017) - Sexual Thunder
"Brass Lightning EP" (2017) - Brass Lightning
"Kiss The Ring" (2017) - Organized Crime
"XX" (2016) - O.A.R.
"On Hollywood Boulevard" (2016) - Billie Davies
"The Sample Platter" (2015) - The Most Infamous
"Hand in Hand in the Hand of the Moon" (2015) - Billie Davies Ensemble
"The Rockville LP" (2014) - O.A.R. (Of A Revolution)
'All For You' (2014) - Sheldon Jevon
'614 the Kids: A Not so SIlent Night' (2013) - Music Loves Ohio Compilation CD
'HERE' (2013) - EOP
'A Thousand Steeples' (2013) - Hebdo
'N.S.E.P.' (2013) - G. Finesse & the NS
‘Live On Red Rocks-Live Album/DVD’ (2012)- O.A.R. (Of A Revolution)
‘Mixtape’ (2012)- Jared Mahone
“Don’t Talk Back’ Vinyl (2011) - The Regrettes
‘May Your Vice Be Nice’ (2011) - RFG Quintet
‘Home to You b/w Dance’ 7″ Vinyl (2011) - Mojoflo
‘Whatcha Think About That?’ (2010) - Mojoflo
'Beat Down and Broken' (2009) - Stretch Lefty
‘Waiting’ (2009) - Mojoflo