Samara Joy

Evan Sherman


Hometown: New Jersey, U.S.A.

Primary Affiliation: Samara Joy

Other Affiliations: Evan Sherman Band

Samara Joy

Evan Sherman 🇺🇲

Evan Sherman is a GRAMMY-winning drummer who has performed and recorded with musical icons such as Ron Carter, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, and Samara Joy. In 2014, Evan’s big band began a six-year residency at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s late night dance sessions at Dizzy's Club.

Evan has also headlined around the world at top venues including Birdland, Blue Note, Midsummer Night’s Swing, Rainbow Room and the Perth international Arts Festival in Australia. As a sideman, Evan has toured five continents on the world’s most prestigious stages including Lincoln Center, Village Vanguard, (NYC), Kennedy Center (DC) C9 Fest (Brazil), Blue Note (Tokyo). L'Olympia, Trianon, Jazz A Vienne (France), Barbican, Roundhouse, Usher Hall (UK), Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria), Tchaikovsky Hall (Russia), Umbria (Italy), as well as Newport, Detroit, Monterey Jazz festivals, to name a few. 

Evan has also performed on TV shows such as The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, Jennifer Hudson Show, Kelly Clarkson Show, as well as the 2023 GRAMMY Premiere. He is featured on Samara Joy’s “Tight” which earned 2024 GRAMMY-winner for Best Jazz Performance.

Sherman's setup includes a 4" x 14" Black Walnut piccolo snare with classic brass hoops and the NATO-1 throw off.

Evan's Snare

4" x 14" Black Walnut Piccolo

Evan's steam-bent black walnut piccolo offers a high natural pitch while softening projection & attack of more dense wood species. This combination of depth and species results in a more quiet piccolo that is well suited for all venues from the Blue Note to Royal Albert Hall.