Dave is a composer, performer, band leader, and educator who has worked in many different musical settings and styles from musical theatre and street bands to jazz and pop.
He has performed at Glastonbury Festival, and as part of international music ensembles in the United Kingdom and abroad.
As the founder and director of Garforth Arts Festival, Dave has involved thousands of young people and community members in a diverse range of educational arts projects over a period of twelve years.
He also directs The Garforth Jazz Rock Band – a youth ensemble with a high emphasis on improvisation -formed in October of 2003 as part of the Garforth Community Arts School
Dave’s current work involves a number of different projects across Yorkshire including school groups and professional ensembles. As a workshop leader he specializes in jazz and improvised music, creating arrangements and compositions in collaboration with other musicians.
FRUIT TREE PROJECT
Contemporary piano trio.
The music is melodic, cinematic and often structured around song forms, and group interaction.
“The live show is a rich tapestry of moods, different textures and dynamics.”
"Always inventive, always melodic and full of surprise”
Dave Evans - Composition, Piano, Vocals
Alex Wibrew - Drums, Percussion
Kenny Higgins - Bass