Evan Carydakis is an acclaimed Jazz saxophonist, residing in Tasmania. Born in Melbourne Victoria, Evan first picked up the saxophone at the age of 15. Initially inspired by Branford Marsalis’s ‘Royal garden Blues’, it was his family’s influence and love of all music that set Evan on his stylistic journey.
NEW TO THE LISTENING LOFT : EVAN CARYDAKISA quarter century after taking the stage for the first time as a saxophonist, Melbourne, Australia born, University of New England educated Evan Carydakis - Jazz Musician makes his first foray into Smooth Jazz with the perfectly titled debut EP GROOVE HOUSE, a fiery, funky, hard-edged yet ultra-melodic and at times balmy and exotic romp that celebrates his family in a variety of ways. Co-written and produced by Evan’s twin brother Stephan, the collection is an homage to the work ethic and selfless love of their parents, who made their successful careers possible. GROOVE HOUSE : SmoothJazz.com/loft/#ecarydakis ... See MoreSee Less
I met Andrew Dennis through Brendon Siemsen, in fact Brendon introduced us. If I had an anecdote about Andy, it would be that he is one of the few drummers that I know who can play melodically on the drum kit. In the absence of a melodic instrument, don’t forget! If you listen to just his playing, he always lets you know where the song is at, and as a drummer, that’s a great skill to have! ... See MoreSee Less