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​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.

As a trombonist & multi-instrumentalist, as well as a singer/songwriter, arranger & producer, he 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.



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 Orchestra.

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.

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.

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Evan Trombone Field

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