COUNTRY: United States
GROUP: EVAN MARIEN X DANA HAWKINS
Hailing from Baltimore and Illinois, and coming together in NYC, Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins came to fruition when Evan Marien brought his solo bass/electronic compositions to virtuoso drummer Dana Hawkins. The unique partnership, who in the past has worked with Grammy Award winners and nominees including Jack DeJohnette, Stanley Clarke, Meshell Ndegeocello, Esperanza Spalding; has also been featured in Modern Drummer (US) and in Bass Player Magazine (US, UK, Japan).
Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins released an album called (“Collections”) on January 8th 2013 featuring live recordings and video mixes, in addition to the music videos for “Flashes” and “Soulseek”.
With their music being compared to the melodies of Squarepusher, the textures of Weather Report, and the tranquility of Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy series composer), this progressive collaboration of bold bass artistry, dynamic electronic production, and prodigious drumming has paved a new path in electro jazz.