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Dave McEvoy with Soul-Centric in 2019.

David 'Dave' McEvoy is an Adelaide-based composer, pianist, keyboard player, educator and improviser.


Dave McEvoy has been active as a musician in Adelaide, South Australia since the early 1990s. He has performed with many notable bands and musicians both locally and interstate. McEvoy was previously employed as an educator in the jazz department at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

In recent times Dave has been active performing at the Grace Emily as part of the Django Rowe’s jazz-jamming extended family, performing with the Tom Voss/Lauren Henderson Big Band; and his Melbourne-Adelaide musical partnership with Flora Carbo, Kyrie Anderson, and Dylan Paul. Dave recently wrote a suite of new music, based on the migration story of his mother as an eleven-year-old girl. It premiered at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, in July 2022.

Dave’s performance credits include:

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Australia), Kyrie Anderson (Australia), Cindy Blackman (USA), Boss Trio (Australia), Boswell Project (Australia), Don Burrows (Australia), Tom Burlinson (Australia), Flora Carbo (Australia), Ricky Ford (USA), Sia Furler (USA), Laura Fygi (Netherlands), Goose (Australia), Jon Gordon (USA), Lauren Henderson (Australia), Bob Jeffery (Australia), Leroy Jones (USA), Jo Lawry (Australia/USA), Mike Stewart Big Band (Australia), James Morrison (Australia), John Morrison (Australia), James Muller (Australia), Michelle Nicole (Australia), Libby O’Donovan (Australia), Don Rader (USA), Marlene Richards (Australia), John Riley (USA), Daniel Schnider (USA), Anita Wardell (UK/Australia), Harvey Wienappel (USA).

In 2018 Dave composed and recorded the soundtrack to Pinchpot, an animated film by Greg Holfeld which was an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts winner for ‘Best Short Animation, 2019’.


As leader and co-leader[]

As Dave McEvoy

  • Solo - (2019)
  • Ochre - (2020)
  • Seasons - (2024)

As Borscht

  • Borscht - (2022)

As Anita Wardell and Dave McEvoy

  • Stars – (2023)

As a sideman[]

Albums listed by year of release.

With Leslie Millar Quartet

  • Welcome Home - (1994)

With The Adelaide University Big Band

  • Live at the Walker’s Arms - (1994)

With Vo-Cool

  • Vo-Cool - (1994)

With Andy Sugg

  • Quartets - (1995)

With New Rhythm Syndicate

  • Live at Cargo - (1995)

With Crisp

  • Word and the Deal - (1996)

With Rent

  • Easy Tiger - (1997)

With Boss Trio

  • Boss Trio with Bob Jeffery - (1998)

With Daniel Harvey Quartet

  • Daniel Harvey Quintet - (1999)

With Goose

  • Schwang - (1999)

With Moment’s Notice Quintet

  • Another Long Night at the Station - (1999)

With Canvas

  • Canvas - (2000)

With The Mike Stewart Quartet

  • Groove Express - (2002)

With Souzi and the Coolmints

  • Since I Fell For You - (2003)

With Marlene Richards

  • Marlene Richards - (2003)

With Fred Payne Band

  • Live at the Squatter’s Arms - (2004)

With Greg Meyer

  • Greg Meyer - (2006)

With Liz Tobias

  • A Beautiful Friendship - (2007)

With Mike Stewart Big Band

  • Collectively Speaking - (2009)
  • The Hang - (2021)

With Bottleneck

  • Diversions - (2010)

With Mulder/Pulford Nonet

  • Live @ COMA - (2013)

With The Boswell Project

  • The Boswell Project - (2015)

With Wally Carr

  • A Lifetime of Song - (2015)

With Luke Thompson

  • One By One - (2016)

With Anderson-Aue-McEvoy

  • Hwyl - (2020)

With Alexander Ioakim

  • Liminal - (2021)

With Ben Fuller Big Band

  • Ben Fuller Big Band - (2022)

With Luke White Quintet

  • Luke White Quintet - (2022)

With Gooey Deliria

  • Gooey Deliria - (2022)

With Mim Crellin

  • All Our Little Boxes - (2023)

External Links[]

Official Website

Bandcamp - Borscht

Bandcamp - Dave McEvoy