Evan Marien is a composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist raised in Decatur, Illinois and now living in Brooklyn, New York. Primarily known for his playing on the electric bass, he has been featured in multiple publications such as Downbeat, Bass Guitar UK, Bass Player Magazine US, Bass Guitar Japan and many others. In 2009 he graduated from Berklee College of Music and soon after he was honored by the Bass Player Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards, voted as one of the top three Most Exciting New Players in the world.
Albums he has released include - "Between Worlds" (Art of Life Records 2009) featuring David Fiuczynski, "Here We Are" (2011) an EP featuring Iakov Kremenskiy, Louis Cato and Dana Hawkins, and a Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins EP called "Collection" (2013). On March 18th 2014 he released "We Are All You" to critical acclaim, receiving features on Bandcamp.com, Jay Scarlett's Sounds Supreme mix, a spot on Gilles Peterson's playlist on BBC Radio 6, and spins on radio stations like KCRW Los Angeles. His music has also been featured on the popular radio show Coast to Coast AM and NPR's All Things Considered. A handful of short EP's followed in late 2014 and 2015 (Pillows/Coffee, Parallels and The Ten Thousand Things, W.U.T.F) and on August 7th 2015 he released his latest album "Artifacts", which again received acclaim and features from Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6. For 2016 and beyond, all future music will be released under the name EMAR.
Known well for his versatility he has recorded or performed with a staggering list of names, some of which are Grammy-award-winning artists like Jack DeJohnette and Terri Lynn Carrington.
A short list of whom Evan has performed or recorded with::
Outasight, Jack DeJohnette, Marko Djordjevic's Sveti, David Fiuczynski (KiF), Mike Slott, Diane Badie, Virgil Donati, Justin Brown's NYEUSI, Ruslan Sirota, Marco Sfogli, Tim Miller, Greg Howe, Global Noize w/ Jason Miles and DJ Logic, Sean Nowell and The Kung Fu Masters, Greyson Chance, Morgan James, Lara Johnston, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ari Hoenig, Kenwood Dennard, Zach Danziger (Stix Beiderbecke), Sebastiaan Cornelissen, Fred Wesley,Tyshawn Sorey, 6 Figures w/ Nigel Hall, Steve Hunt, Brian Culbertson, Tanya Morgan, Nitty Scott MC, Jason Goldstein, 6 Sense and many other incredible music makers and instrumentalists.
Currently touring with electronic multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer Elliot Moss
Working alongside Joel Beckerman and ManMadeMusic, he's composed music for AT&T, The Dallas Cowboys, IMAX, Glue, and many others. His bass playing can be heard on TV spots like FX Has The Movies Fall 2015.
Evan is an Artist Endorser for Markbass amps and effects, Pigtronix pedals, Source Audio EFX pedals, Callowhill basses, Ken Smith basses, Campbell American basses, Guardian Pro Cables, GHS strings and Gruv Gear straps