trombonist. producer. composer. multi-instrumentalist.
A diverse and active musician born of the midwest and based out of New Orleans, LA; trombone has been the main vehicle for this multi-instrumentalist's musical expression throughout his career.
Evan composes and produces music constantly. He just released his first self released track entitled "Kick It," (which Evan played every instrument & mixed/mastered) made possible by and for the extraordinary times we find ourselves in today.
Evan is also the founder & lead composer of the band Eyope (elevate.your.own.personal.expression) which released their first EP last October. It's a rich musical tapestry of groove that features some high quality talent such as Grammy-nominated Jamison Ross, Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph (Galactic/Tank & the Bangas), and Swatkins (Allen Stone).
Besides his own personally led projects, Evan is involved with several Nola based bands. He plays & tours regularly with Miss Mojo (8 piece soul pop), Brass Lightning (5 piece soul horn brass band), the Justin Donovan Trio (hybrid guitarist), and Sexual Thunder (collective funk outfit).
Evan has recorded/performed with O.A.R., Allen Stone, Elle King, 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.
On the producing side, Evan has produced Morgan Treni's colorful record, 'Alphabet City,' (2018) & Sheldon Whiteside's dynamic EP, 'All For You' (2014).
He has two more records of original material available, the hiphop driven "Here" from EOP, and the jazz oriented "May Your Vice Be Nice" by RFG Quintet. You can find his releases at
Evan was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, playing piano and guitar at an early age. In 5th grade he picked up the trombone for the school band. In high school his musicality led him to participate in multiple jazz ensembles, including the acclaimed Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra. Evan graduated in June 2009 from Ohio State University with a degree in Jazz Studies performance.
Evan is an endorsing BAC Custom Horn artist, uses JH Audio In-Ear Monitors, and plays with an AMT P808 microphone.
"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