Bassist and composer Evan Flory-Barnes, a Seattle native, has been composing and performing music ever since he attended Garfield High School, where he was a member of the award-winning symphony orchestra and wrote music for the hip-hop group Maroon Colony.
Flory-Barnes envisions and lives the creation of a community of musicians and other artists brought together by excitement, collaboration, and a spirit of well-being. He is purposeful in his resolve to use his music to remove the barriers imposed on music, musicians, and society—no genres. His vision is to create music that reflects beauty, stirs the emotions, and enlightens the soul.
Flory-Barnes has performed regularly with Meklit Hadero, the Marc Seales Quintet, Jovino Santos Neto, Correo Aereo, Skerik’s Bandalabra, Jason Parker Quartet, and Choklate. Evans’s own bands and orchestra include Threat of Beauty, Industrial Revelation, The Teaching, Rubato Hug, and Thrown Together With Love. He has performed across the United States and in Canada, Europe, and Africa.