Evan Stone

Band: Translucent Ham Sandwich


Evan Stone originally took up the trumpet and choir as a third grader in the small town of Bayport Long Island, New York. By the time he was 12, he took to banging on cardboard boxes, and after receiving his first drum kit, he joined a rock band and was playing professionally in clubs at the age of 13.

After moving to California at the age of 16, Evan studied under Master Drummer, Roy Burns (Benny Goodman, Woody Herman) for 5 years and continued his studies under such accomplished drummers such as: Peter Erskine, Jeff Hamilton, Vinnie Colaiuta,
Tom Brechtlein, Joel Taylor, Joey Heredia, Chuck Morris, Richie Morales, Moyes Lucas,
Chad Wackerman, Dave Karasony, and Fred Weng.

Stone’s evolving, eclectic style has been shaped by artists such as:
Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Elvin Jones, John Bonham and Stewart Copeland and his early musical influences include:
The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, The Meters, The Police, Chicago, Tower of Power, Elton John, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Keith Jarrett, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa.

His travels have brought him around the world to perform his own music as well as having played the traditional role of sideman for some very well known artists in the entertainment industry such as:

Greg Adams (Tower Of Power)
Kei Akagi (Miles Davis)
Gerald Albright (Anita Baker, Phil Collins, Rick James)
Aly and AJ;
Nathan East (Eric Clapton)
Justo Almario, (Cachao, Mongo Santamaria, Poncho Sanchez)
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan)
John Beasley (Miles Davis)
Brian Bromberg, (Michael Buble, Shirly Horn, Stan Getz, Tony Williams)
Max Bennett (Joni Mitchell)
Chris Botti (Sting)
Paul Carman(Frank Zappa)
Gil Castellanos, (Michael Buble)
Lenny Castro; (Neil Diamond, Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones)
John Chiodini (Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Strisand, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole)
Bill Cunliffe (Buddy Rich)
Tony Dumas, (Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson)
Ron Eschete (Gene Harris, Ray Anthony)
Wilton Felder (The Crusaders)
Brandon Fields (Tower Of Power)
Mike Garson (David Bowie)
Grant Geissman (Chuck Mangione)
Tony Guerrero;
Everette Harp; (Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Chaka Kahn, Natalie Cole)
Lonnie Jordan (War)
Jeff Kashiwa (The Rippingtons)
Larry Koonse (Mel Torme, Rod Stewart)
Tim Landers (Al Dimeola, Billy Cobham,Vital Information)
Azar Lawrence (Miles Davis, Mccoy Tyner)
Alex Ligertwood (Santana)
Jeff Lorber;
Taryn Manning;
Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea)
Llew Matthews (Nancy Wilson)
Rob Mullins (Bruce Willis, Crusaders)
Phil Perry (Lee Ritenour)
Jimmy Roberts (Rod Stewart)
Thom Rotella (Bette Midler)
Otmaro Ruiz (John Mclaughlin,Arturo Sandoval)
Joe Sample (Crusaders)
Diane Schuur;
Putter Smith (Thelonius Monk; Art Blakey)
Tom Scott (Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Blues Bros., Steely Dan)
Bob Sheppard, (Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan)
Ashlee Simpson, (Lip Synch Artist)
John Tesh;
Lee Thornburg, (Etta James, Little Feat, Tower Of Power, Tom Petty)
Javier Vergara (Poncho Sanchez)
Doug Webb, (Freddie Hubbard, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon)
Deniece Williams

Awards and Accomplishments

– Currently Evan is the Bandleader for the ever-changing diverse group of multi-talented artists known as the Translucent Ham Sandwich Band
– Performs with Rock vocalist Jonneine Zapata and Singer/Songwriter Jason Feddy
– Won “Best Jazz Artist” in 2006 and 2007 at the OCMA Music Awards Show
– Won “Best Instrumentalist” in 2008 at the OCMA Music Awards Show
– Performs with trumpeter, Greg Adams Band (Tower Of Power)
– Performs with “EAST BAY SOUL” (Greg Adams, Phil Perry, Tom Scott, Eric Marienthal, Lee Thornberg)
– Recorded & performed with Hollywood Records recording artists, Aly and AJ
– Formed the project “Salty The Pocketknife” with Dustin Diamond (“Saved By The Bell”) and Scott and Rosebud Ireland of the band “Bug Guts”. They released their debut recording on Sonance Records in October 2003
– Toured with Pop Artist, Toni Childs, throughout Australia and New Zealand
– Member of the band “Speak”, a Psychedelic Groove band, who recorded their first self-released album in entitled “SPEAK” under the “BIG AS” record label
– Performed and recorded with artist Gregory Page and the Troubled Sleepers

Drumheads Preferences

Snare Batter:

Modern Vintage

Snare Resonant:

Classic Clear Snare Bottom

Tom Batter

Modern Vintage

Tom Resonant

Classic Clear

Kick Drum Batter

Modern Vintage

Kick Drum Resonant

Modern Vintage


  • Greg Adams (Tower Of Power), Cool to the Touch
  • Greg Adams, Firefly
  • East Bay Soul (self titled 2010)
  • Rob Mullins, Standards and More
  • Evan Stone, Sticks and Stone, Vol 1. (Produced and Performed)
  • Aly and Aj, On The Ride, Live In Concert (DVD)
  • John Tesh, Christmas In Positano Italy (DVD)

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