Evan Price is a versatile violinist and composer best known for his work with two notable jazz string ensembles: The Turtle Island Quartet and The Hot Club of San Francisco. He achieved some early success as a contest fiddler and enjoyed opportunities to perform with many of his fiddle heroes, including Johnny Gimble, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, and Stephane Grappelli. After joining the TIQ in 1997, he spent ten years touring extensively in North America and Europe, collaborating with such luminaries as clarinetist, Paquito D'Rivera, The Billy Taylor Trio, and others. He also received two GRAMMY® awards for his recorded work with Turtle Island.
He continues to make his name as a leading voice in gypsy jazz, primarily through his twenty-plus years of playing with the HCSF. He also devotes much of his time teaching string players the art of improvisation in venues ranging from summer camps to the University of California, Berkeley. A skilled composer and arranger, Evan has contributed pieces to Chanticleer, the New Century Chamber Orchestra and others. In 2016, he premiered his Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and in 2017, he released his debut solo album, “Dialogues,” on Azica Records.