The Jazz Session #438: Adison Evans


Baritone saxophonist Adison Evans‘ life took an unexpected turn when she was called to audition for Beyonce’s band. She got the gig, and left almost immediately for the Super Bowl and a world tour. Home between tours, Evans is still committed to the jazz she studied at Juilliard. In this interview, she talks about both sides of her life — traveling with a superstar and playing improvised music. Learn more at and follow her on Twitter at @adison_evans.

LIVE SHOW! You can hear Adison Evans perform on her birthday, May 29, at Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street in Brooklyn, NY. The show starts at 8 pm and costs $10 (free for kids).

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Author: Jason Crane