Nick Evans (trombonist)

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Nick Evans
Born9 January 1947 (1947-01-09) (age 76)
Newport, Monmouthshire, South Wales
GenresJazz, rock

Nick Evans (born 9 January 1947 in Newport, Monmouthshire, South Wales) is a Welsh former jazz and progressive rock trombonist.


Evans worked in the Graham Collier Sextet (1968–69), Keith Tippett Group (1968–70), Soft Machine (1969), Brotherhood of Breath (1970–74), Centipede (1970–71), Just Us (1972–73), Ambush (1972), Ninesense (1975–80), Intercontinental Express (1976), Ark (1976, 1978), Nicra (1977), Dudu Pukwana's Diamond Express (1977), Spirits Rejoice (1978–79), and Dreamtime (1983).

Early years[edit]

He started playing the trombone at age 11 and by 1966 he had joined the New Welsh Jazz Orchestra. In that period he first joined the Graham Collier Sextet. In 1968 at the Barry school he worked with Keith Tippett and became a founding member of his sextet.[1] He later worked with South African band Brotherhood of Breath and also Soft Machine.[2] He was a peripheral figure in the Canterbury Scene.

Evans also appeared on the album Lizard by the progressive rock band, King Crimson, in 1970.



  1. ^ Snapes, Laura (15 June 2020). "Keith Tippett: British jazz pianist dies age 72". Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Soft Machine : Official Website - History". Retrieved 4 July 2020.

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