Jesse Green Trio

Born in 1983, Evan Gregor began studying electric bass at age 13 and became exposed to jazz through the artistic community in Delaware Water Gap, PA. Early experience came through groups at Lehigh and Moravian Universities, the COTA Cats (where he wrote his first big band music), and various professional gigs during high school.

Evan graduated in 3 years and in 2000 received a scholarship to Berklee College of music where he received awards for both performance and his major, jazz composition. While studying as an electric bass principle with Oscar Stagnaro and gradually (ie, slowly and painfully) learning the acoustic on his own time, he represented the school at many events (IAJE, The Kennedy Center, North Sea, Phoenix, JVC and Tri-C festivals, and concerts throughout Japan,) played in the Rainbow All-Star band, and performed with many visiting artists including Paquito D’Rivera and Michel Camilo. He performed for Gary Burton’s final concert as a quartet with Pat Metheny, Burton, and drummer Jordan Perlson, and both have been hired by Burton to substitute for his “Generations” band. He worked regularly in Boston with many Berklee faculty including trombonist Phil Wilson’s quintet. He finished his Berklee requirements in 2003 Summa Cum Laude, and remained in Boston another year performing and continuing his studies.
Working as a freelance bassist, Evan has toured professionally with groups in Denmark, Japan, Holland, London, Slovakia, and across Canada. He has been hired as a sideman by Gary Burton, Dave Liebman, Bill Goodwin, Christian Scott, Pete McCann, Phil Wilson, Bob Dorough, Urbie Green, Jesse Green, Mordy Ferber, and performed/recorded with several other notable artists. He recently did two tours with Grammy nominated trumpeter Christian Scott, and toured/recorded with the group Waking Vision. He is currently studying acoustic bass under Steve LaSpina with an assistantship at William Paterson University and performing regularly in New York and the northeast.