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Karl Evangelista

Email: karladevangelista@sfsu.edu


Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista ranks among a new wave of musicians pushing the traditions of jazz and experimental rock into the 21st century, hailed by Signal to Noise magazine as "one of the most original instrumentalists and composers of his generation". Working alongside the likes of Scott Amendola, Fred Frith, Ben Goldberg, Oliver Lake, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Trevor Watts, Asian Improv aRts,  and longtime duo Grex, Evangelista explores multicultural concepts with sonic intensity and political fervor.

Evangelista holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from UC Berkeley ('06) and an MFA in Improvised Music from Mills College ('09). He has lectured at UC Berkeley and directed guitar ensembles at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and San Francisco Waldorf High School.