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Falkner Evans

Pianist & Composer

Falkner Evans

Pianist & Composer


Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Falkner Evans is a New York-based pianist with an eclectic musical background.  A third cousin to iconic author William Faulkner, Evans grew up on classic 60s rock and R&B before getting hooked on jazz in high school.

After touring for four years with the Grammy-winning western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, he moved to New York City in 1985.  In 2001 Evans made his debut as a leader with Level Playing Field.  Two more trio dates followed – Climbing The Gates and ARC – before Evans expanded his horizons in 2011 with the quintet outing The Point Of The Moon.

His 2021 release of Invisible Words continues to highlight his deftly tailored compositions and his singular voice at the piano.

Photo credit: Jimmy and Dena Katz

“Evans is understated, measured and methodical.  Yet his way of elaborating a thematic structure…creates its own subtle surprises.  He makes you listen carefully to discover the complexities that he configures beneath his music’s attractive but subdued surface.”

— Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times

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