Polish Born Bassist Evona Wascinski started her musical education at the age of 7 on piano and bass guitar at age 15. She took up the upright bass at 18 after falling in love with it's low and powerfully deep and resonant tone. This lead her to intensively study classical bass for 8 years with Bass greats Bertrum Turetzky and Mark Dresser as well as jazz studies with Kamau Kenyatta at University of California, San Diego. In 2005 she received a Bachelors Degree in Music in the emphasis of Classical Bass Performance and Jazz Studies.
Evona is very active in the jazz scene in Southern California and has recorded on several recording projects. She as had the opportunity to perform for three years with a jazz trio at the OSCARS (Academy Motion Picture Awards) in Hollywood. In the Summer of 2010 she had the opportunity to tour France and Italy, where she will be returning for more concerts in 2011. Evona's musical influences come from a broad spectrum of genres. And she draws from all of them in her playing to create her own style but her main musical interests are grounded in jazz, brazilian musics, mexican - latin american musics, afro and cuban son, latin jazz, gypsy siwng and classical as well as many other world musics. But she is always open to anything with a good pulse or a beautiful melody and dynamics!