– A Serenade For Silver – May 2013 preview of an Evan Cobb Quintet show at Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga by Richard Winham
– Click here to hear an interview with Jason Crane of The Jazz Session from Summer 2012
– From Neil Tesser in The Examiner:
“In fact, Falling Up proves revelatory not just for the shiny spin Cobb imparts to the classic jazz quintet sound, but also because it introduces us to four other worthy members of the Nashville jazz scene…Cobb wrote every tune on the disc, and they too deserve attention. His compositions include a snappy jazz tango (“Tip Tap Toe”) to open the album; a sweet and lovely jazz waltz (“Don’t Hold Your Breath”); and “Mahdernism,” a slightly gothic, post-jam-band ditty that yields a throaty solo from guest saxist Jeff Coffin (of the Dave Matthews Band). And Cobb’s partly modal, tempo-shifting “Eastern Bell Feel” offers an engaging remake of the jazz warhorse “Cherokee” – one of the best I’ve heard in some time...Cobb will have no problem keeping up with these guys, thanks to his expressive tone and strong technique. Even better, Cobb’s fluency on the horn neatly disguises the complexities of his improvisations – complexities that gird but remain subservient to his overriding concern with propulsive melody.”
– Click here to read Bob Doerschuk’s feature from Downbeat in “Indie Life”
– From the Spring 2012 issue of Cadence Magazine:
Evan Cobb’s new recording is chock full of surprises, humor, emotion and great music! Evan has the passion, talent and drive to become a success!As a former student of mine, I have watched Evan grow beyond all expectations. Give a listen, because once you do,I’m sure that you’ll be enjoying Evan’s music for a long time… I am!
– Jon Faddis
Trumpeter, Composer, Conductor and Educator
I finally got a chance to listen to your demo. I enjoyed it a lot! Nice writing, good playing, and a hip vibe.Keep up the good work!
– Brian Lynch
Trumpeter, Grammy Winner for 2006 Best Latin Jazz Album
Evan Cobb is a fine musician – both a strong saxophonist and a strong composer.I look forward to hearing how his music develops in the future.
– John Riley
Drummer, Author, Educator
all photos by Ryan Scammell