Bio - Evan Carydakis


New Single “Cherry Pops” out NOW !

In 2021 Melbourne born, University of New England Educated smooth jazz recording artist Evan Carydakis released the soulful and rhythmic EP, Groove House.

Jazz World Monthly described Groove House as a “A fiery, funky, hard-edged yet ultra-melodic romp that draws from a great family upbringing where the kids all grew up listening to jazz, pop, rock, and R&B.”

In fact, Groove House was the start of a new conversation with a new audience. That conversation continued with Evans’ 2022 single “Movin On” which reached #42 on the Radio Wave Top 100 Album Chart, #54 on the Smooth Jazz Top 100 Album Chart and #17 on the Smooth Jazz Radar Chart confirming Evan as a bona fide TOP 50 Smooth Jazz Artist world-wide.

Celebrated Chicago music journalist Jonathon Widran corroborated Evans’ rise to the top as “having laid an incredible foundation in the genre and set to become a major force in smooth jazz in the coming years!”

And that time is now, with “Cherry Pops” Evans new 2023 release promising to deliver on Widrans’ prediction. “Cherry Pops” is produced by Emmy nominated pianist, film composer and producer Michael Whittaker, co-produced by Stephan Carydakis, featuring Adam McPhail on Guitar and Petar Janjic on Drums.

This single celebrates the life of ‘Cherry’ Evan’s adored Australian Kelpie who recently passed from canine lymphoma. “Cherry was simply the love of my life, who looked lymphoma in the eye for thirteen consecutive months. Cherry never took a backwards step, she always lived her life to the full, remaining joyful at all times, ever faithful, loving, and without fear or favour – One hell of a girl and a role model to her human dad !”


“Cherry Pops”

One Earth Awards 2023
– Gold: Best Jazz Single

American Tracks Music Awards 2023
– Best Jazz Track of The Summer

Global Music Awards 2023
– Silver Medal: Outstanding achievement

“Movin On”
Global Music Awards 2023
– Bronze Medal: Composition
– Bronze Medal: Instrumentalist

One Earth Awards 2022
– Gold: Best Contemporary Instrumental Single
– Silver: Best Jazz Single

American Tracks Music Awards 2022
– Best Jazz Track

New Single "Cherry Pops" Out NOW !

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