Jon Evans

Sunday 14 August 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

Jon Evans works as a bassist for Tori Amos since the Sneak Preview Tour in 1998. He was recommended by Matt Chamberlain when George Porter, Jr. who played bass on all of Tori’s albums since Under the Pink declined touring with the band to stay with his family. Jon was brought in barely three weeks before the beginning of the tour. “I was nervous about getting here and not knowing all the songs," he revealed to Musician in July 1998. "I had a tape of the record and I practiced at home, but once I got here, Tori was so professional and direct. I just try to play the thing that will make her start dancing around when she’s at the piano. That’s how I know I’m on the right track.”

Jon played bass on all of Tori’s following records — except on Strange Little Girls and Night of Hunters — and toured with her and Matt Chamberlain in 1998, 1999, 2002-2003, 2007 and 2009.

Jon also used to play in the San Francisco-based bands Red Fish, Blue Fish and New Legends (who later became King Kooker) and is part of the San Francisco jazz circuit — or at least, he was in the late 90s.

He’s married with Allison Evans who also works on Tori’s crew during the tours.

You’ll find more about Jon’s collaboration with Tori in the following weeks. If you have more informations on his career (what he did except playing with Tori, what he did recently, etc.), don’t hesitate to contact us.