Evan Smith is a Saxophonist and Music Educator based in the greater Philadelphia area. He has earned three degrees at Rowan University specializing in Music Education: General Music, Music Education: Instrumental Music, and Jazz Performance. He has studied with great minds such as Denis DiBlasio, Lauren Sevian, Larry Mckenna, Lilli Levinowitz, Tim Powell, , George Rabbai, Dean Schnieder, Carl Cox, Tony Salicandro, Richard Dammers, and more.
Baritone Saxophone is his primary instrument. Evan leads multiple ensembles, including his own sextet. His music features original compositions and arrangements of tunes from the 20th century. Evan seeks to compose and perform in a unique style. He approaches music with a modern mentality while giving respect to and rooting himself in the tradition of jazz
Evan also performs in and assembles other quartets or trios for all types of venues, custom making specific groups for events. These groups play Jazz Standards, Original Compositions, Funk, Blues, Latin, and arrangements of past popular number one hits.
As a woodwind specialist Evan has performed on other instruments other than saxophone. He is hired annually for pit orchestras ranging from Reed 1 - 4, and other various chamber ensembles on clarinet and flute.
As a freelance musician, Evan performs with many notable groups such as The Arkells and The Third Arrangement.
Evan's educational approach is centered around utilitarian, humanistic, civic, economic, and social melioristic philosophies. Meaning his methods of teaching are centered around the student with the intention to make the student a better civilian. Making the student a better civilian reforms society to produce a better economy. This is facilitated through an educational approach which maximizes happiness of learning.
Music teaches many important aspects such as Responsibility, Respect, Time Management , Hard Work yields good results, Team Work, Self Confidence, and more.