trombonist, composer, & multi-instrumental producer
Evan Oberla is a dynamic artist arriving at an intersection between catchy melodic singalongs and instantaneous adventurous improvisation. This multi-instrumentalist songwriter & producer thrives in the moment of the now and invites the listener along the journey of expression and harmony. The music exists on the edge of possibility and imagination, tapping into an endless well of abundance and creativity.
Hailing from a background of recording & touring with pop acts, funk band horn sections, bebop & swing education with avant garde tendencies, and an excitement in line with a brass band attitude, Evan emanates a style at once familiar to the ear yet uniquely his own. Leading with a heartfelt energy, the songs embrace the depth of connection to the soul and what it means to be human. Expect a big warm feeling from Evan and company, as he is connected with an incredible group of musically likeminded artists, with years of friendship, experience, and intuition at the core of this colorful melded sound.
Evan believes that music is a powerful voice in the dynamic of society, and that the artist's responsibility is to not only point out the truth of the matter, but to shine a little love. As such, his latest EP Organic Structures comes from a place of self reflection and consequently, a renewed sense of purpose.
After graduating with a degree in trombone and getting started in nightclubs in Columbus, Ohio, Evan has spent the better half of his career on the road with acts big and small, traversing the country playing shows, festivals and recording sounds.
Evan has toured/performed/recorded with artists such as O.A.R., Allen Stone, Elle King, Miss Mojo, Sexual Thunder!, Billie Davies, Mike Dillon, Wyclef Jean, Eric Krasno, Phillip Phillips, Spoon, Rashawn Ross, Jeff Coffin, Andrew McMahon, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, DJ Logic, Mary Wilson, Kelley James, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Mojoflo, G. Finesse, The Beethoven Found Philharmonic Orchestra, Dierks Bentley, Soja, Cris Cab, and Walk the Moon, and more.
Evan is an endorsing BAC Custom Horn artist, uses JH Audio In-Ear Monitors, and plays with an AMT P808 microphone.
"Organic Structures" - Evan Oberla (2020)
"Kick It" - Evan Oberla (2020)
"Miss Mojo at the Parlor Recording Studio" - Miss Mojo (2019)
"Elevation" - Eyope (2019)
"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