About Evan Mazunik
Evan Mazunik is a composer/performer who plays piano and accordion throughout the New York City area. Raised on the prairies of Iowa and based in Queens, NY, he has performed at venues devoted to creative, improvised, and experimental music such as Roulette, The Stone, HERE, Barbes, and Galapagos. Mazunik has worked with a broad range of contemporary artists, including Anthony Braxton, Walter Thompson, Carla Bley, Robin Eubanks, Danielson, and Sufjan Stevens. Fluent in Soundpainting, a sign language for live composition, Mazunik is composer/director for ZAHA, his experimental chamber ensemble. As a composer, his commissions have included works for jazz band, chorus, and various solo instruments, as well as interdisciplinary works for theater, dance, and film. A recent composition of his was featured in the NY International Fringe Festival, and Mazunik was featured in a documentary by Jesse Kamras for the Finnish Broadcasting Company. He has taught master classes and workshops at such schools and conservatories as the University of Indiana, the University of North Texas and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Mazunik received a Bachelors degree in piano performance with high distinction and a Masters in jazz studies from the University of Iowa.