Evan Flory-Barnes

Mizzou New Music Ensemble Concert.

October 24, 2014

Bassist and composer Evan Flory-Barnes is a Seattle native who has been composing and performing music since he attended the renown Garfield High School.  He was a member of the award winning symphony orchestra at Garfield while writing music for the hip-hop group Maroon Colony. In 2008, Flory-Barnes won a prestigous Meet the Composer commission for his orchestral work, “An Acknowledgment of a Celebration: Inheritance, Authenticity, and Healing.” Subsequent performances of this work won 2010 Earshot Jazz Concert of the Year, and 2010 Lucid Inside/Out Concert of the Year and Composition of the Year. In 2009 he was awarded a composition residency at the UCross Foundation in Wyoming. Most recently, Flory-Barnes won a Grammy award for his work on Macklemore and Ryan-Lewis’s album, The Heist (“Thrift Shop,” “Same Love”). Flory-Barnes teachers include Marcus Tsutakawa, Barry Liebermann, Doug Miller, Marc Seales, John Clayton, Rufus Reid, Ray Brown, Francois Rabbath, John Patitucci, Jovino Santos Neto, and Hadley Caliman. He has performed across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Africa, and has played regularly with Meklit Hadero, the Marc Seales Quintet, Jovino Santos Neto, Correo Aereo, Skerik’s Bandalabra, Jason Parker Quartet, and Choklate.
 Flory-Barnes’s own ensembles include Threat of Beauty, Industrial Revelation, The Teaching, Rubato Hug, and Thrown Together With Love.


Thursday, October 23

3 pm, Whitmore Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Panel discussion: “Is that Jazz?  Jazz and Improvised Music in the 21st Century.”

Thursday, October 23

7pm, The Bridge – 1020 East Walnut St., Columbia, MO 65201. Performance at MU Jazz Combos night.

Friday, October 24

7:30 pm, Whitmore Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Mizzou New Music Ensemble Concert.