I started Evander Music (Em) in 1995 so that we
(Adam Levy, Dan Seamans, and myself) could release the first Trio
Putanesca CD, Who Ordered the Fish?
Since then I have continued to release the bulk
of my recorded output on Em and have opened the label up to
like-minded individuals who want the freedom to release their
recordings without succumbing to artistic demands from an outside
For the most part, we function as a cooperative
– artists share their resources so that all releases have access
to an ever-growing pool of CD distribution, quality CD production at
low rates, published critical reviews, radio airplay and on-line
At the time of writing there are more than 50 releases on
Evander Music. I never thought that we would serve so many releases
by such a talented pool of musicians and composers. Many of the
releases have received radio airplay and critical acclaim from publications in the
U.S. and abroad.
We have also produced a series of concerts and
festivals by Em Artists and other world-class musicians from NYC,
Berlin, Zurich, Paris, and many other cities. Keep your eyes on our
calendar for concerts by exciting players from around the world, or
sign our mailing list to receive email about upcoming events.
Thanks for listening,
"For the last few years Greenlief and his Evander Music label have been at the forefront of defining a new generation of jazz musicians, artists who have truly and fully absorbed the full breadth of the last few decades of experimental and popular genres and are using all of that knowledge to invent the future of the music."
- SAM MICKENS, Portland Messenger.
"Evander Music is a label from California that moves between the vanguard and tradition, with a remarkable catalogue for the level of expression and for the number of discs
- Altrisuoni, Naples, Italy