You Know What They are Talkin’ Bout! This unlikely duo is generating buzz with their musical collaboration. Collectively earning over 100,000 streams on all platforms. So how did a sports-loving improvisational jazz pianist from NYC end up crossing paths with an LA pop singer-dancer?
The duo owe their meeting to the The Covid-19 pandemic, which was responsible for their paths crossing. They were introduced to each other in NYC mid 2020 & began their collaborative journey shortly after.
But combining Traditional Pop & Improvisational Jazz is no easy task. Anyone can roughly mix genres, but it’s the artist’s job to find a balance that brings out the best in both genres. There must be individuality, harmony & resonance. The duo was intent on creating an interpretation of substance rather than a soulless cash grab.
When asked about his love for jazz music, Evan replied, “I find a tremendous amount of expressive potential in jazz to improve. The more time I put into it, on perfecting my craft, practicing, working at it, listening to great music, and internalizing it, the more tools I have at my disposal to express myself at a high level and really articulate meaningful ideas musically. Like I said, I spend a lot of time working on this. So that’s always what I’ve loved most about it.”
But what’s next for the duo! Showing no signs of slowing down, Evan Main & Gio Nation are actively performing & working on their own separate projects. However, in these times no one knows what the future holds. These tenacious musicians might end up crossing collaborative paths again, delivering another zinger!
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