Evan Francis

saxophone, flute and clarinet

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Versatile and thorough- I write, arrange, play. I've played extensively in various latin, jazz and pop scenes on both coasts. Featured flute soloist on a Grammy-winning latin album (Pacific Mambo Orchestra), named "Rising Star" 6 years in a row in Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll.

I've tour and recorded in many different scenes. I'm happy creating swirling, pulsing woodwind landscapes, or punchy horn stabs, or soft jazzy fills in the back corner. I have been a professional musician since 1998, composing and performing on saxophone, flute, clarinet, afro-latin percussion and vocals.

I have performed/recorded/toured around the world with notables like Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, Me'shell Ndegeocello, Talib Kweli and many more. In 2019 I toured with the Tony Award-winning Broadway music "The Band's Visit", featured prominently on-stage on saxophone, flute and clarinet. In 2019 I toured with the Tony Award-winning Broadway music "The Band's Visit", featured prominently on-stage on saxophone, flute and clarinet.

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7 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Charlie R.
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    Another great job with Evan adding a woodwind section to one of my tracks. Fast and friendly, highly recommended to all! Thank you Evan!

  2. Review by Charlie R.
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    Evan did a great job of adding a woodwind section to a pop song of mine! Great communication, fast turnaround, and quality results. Recommended to all. Thanks Evan!

  3. Review by Daniel W.
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    Evan delivered a world class performance to a very very tight deadline and managed to do this before an imminent session .. Top marks!!

  4. Review by Laurence C.
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    I've rated Evan five stars and would give him more than that if I could.
    His work surpasses excellent and his professionalism is top notch in that he absorbs and incorporates every instruction as to what's required and does so in a timely manner - no need for multiple takes where Evan's concerned. I'd have no hesitation in hiring him again.

  5. Review by Ian K.
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    Love working with the Saxophone Colossus that is Evan Francis.
    He makes every project come alive with his spirit and creativity. Can't recommend him more!

  6. Review by Ian K.
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    Evan Francis always brings his A game. What more would you expect from the cat consistently making DownBeat's Poll of up and coming flute players.
    And that's his second instrument!

  7. Review by Ian K.
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    Evan is the real deal. A true sax and flute master. It is always such a privilege to have him on my projects. His goal is always the same as mine, the best possible sound. He is a true professional. You won’t find anyone more diligent or easy to work with.

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