In 2009 he graduated from Berklee College of Music and soon after he was honored by the Bass Player Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards, voted as one of the top three Most Exciting New Players in the world.
Albums he has released include - "Between Worlds" (Art of Life Records 2009) featuring David Fiuczynski, "Here We Are" (2011) an EP featuring Iakov Kremenskiy, Louis Cato and Dana Hawkins, and a Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins EP called "Collection" (2013).
On March 18th 2014 he released "We Are All You" to critical acclaim, receiving features on Bandcamp.com, Jay Scarlett's Sounds Supreme mix, a spot on Gilles Peterson's playlist on BBC Radio 6, and spins on radio stations like KCRW Los Angeles. His music has also been featured on the popular radio show Coast to Coast AM and NPR's All Things Considered.
A handful of short EP's followed in late 2014 and 2015 (Pillows/Coffee, Parallels and The Ten Thousand Things, W.U.T.F) and on August 7th 2015 he released his latest album "Artifacts", which again received acclaim and features from Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6.
Currently touring with electronic multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer Elliot Moss.
Known well for his versatility he has recorded or performed with a staggering list of names, some of which are Grammy-award-winning artists like Jack DeJohnette and Terri Lynn Carrington.
Here's a list of whom Evan has performed or recorded with:
Outasight, Jack DeJohnette, Marko Djordjevic's Sveti, David Fiuczynski (KiF), Mike Slott, Diane Badie, Virgil Donati, Justin Brown, Ruslan Sirota, Marco Sfogli, Tim Miller, Greg Howe, Global Noize w/ Jason Miles and DJ Logic, Sean Nowell and The Kung Fu Masters, Greyson Chance, Morgan James, Lara Johnston, Tessanne Chin (The Voice), Terri Lyne Carrington, Ari Hoenig, Kenwood Dennard, Zach Danziger (Stix Beiderbecke), Sebastiaan Cornelissen, Fred Wesley, Tyshawn Sorey, 6 Figures w/ Nigel Hall, Steve Hunt, Brian Culbertson, Tanya Morgan, Nitty Scott MC, Jason Goldstein, 6 Sense and many other incredible music makers and instrumentalists.
Working alongside Joel Beckerman and ManMadeMusic, he's composed music for AT&T, The Dallas Cowboys, IMAX, Glue, and many others. His bass playing can be heard on TV spots like FX Has The Movies Fall 2015.
“I love Markbass!” enthuses Evan. “It’s totally revolutionized my sound. I remember the first time playing through a Markbass amplifier; I went out the next day and ordered my Mini CMD 121P. I consider it the best sounding amp I’ve ever played through. It’s very lightweight and easy to manage. I can’t wait to see what they will come out with next!”
Evan also says: "The Mark Studio 1 plugin has been an incredible and useful addition to my Pro Tools setup.The well-conceived interface makes it easy to get a sound I want. I've found that many of the presets meet my exact needs. The Mark Studio 1 captures the amazing Markbass sound perfectly!"
Back in Brooklyn, Evan composes commercial music working alongside the award-winning Joel Beckerman and his team at ManMadeMusic. His music can be heard with brands such as AT&T, The Dallas Cowboys, IMAX, HBO and many others.
His bass playing can be heard on brands such as FX, Ulta Beauty, AT&T and OnMo Global.
Evan is a faculty member at The Collective in NYC, teaching modern music to all instrumentalists.
Evan Marien is a composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist raised in Decatur, Illinois and now living in Brooklyn, New York.
Beginnin in April, Markbass artist Evan Marien will be doing a tour of California with guitar legend Allan Holdsworth, joined by drummer Virgil Donati and keyboardist Steve Hunt.
Tom Kennedy has been featured on the cover of Bass Musician magazine's March issue--which also includes a story on Evan Marien.