Evren Ozan

Evren Ozan

BandWorldNew Age

I'm a 14 year old contemporary Native American flute musician described as "ethnic fusion." My arrangements are contemporary with a world music feel, and I rely heavily on improvisation in performance. I have three albums released and my music ranges from mellow to dynamic.

Biography

I discovered the Native American flute when I was 6 years old on a cross country road trip with my family. I bought a cedar flute at a tourist stand at the Grand Canyon, and taught myself to play. My first album, Images of Winter, was recorded when I was 7, and at 8 I was a featured performer at the Native American Music Awards, where I won "Rising Star." My second album, As Things Could Be, was recorded when I was 9 and nominated in best instrumental and best new age categories at the Native American Music Awards, where I received a second "Rising Star." My newest album, "ALLUVIA," was recorded just before I turned 13, and was named one of the Twelve Best New Age/World Fusion Recordings of 2006 by New Age Reporer, and won "Best Instrumental" from the Inland Empire Music Awards. I have performed in all kinds of venues throughout the US and in Alaska, England, Belgium and Germany, and performed with several world class musicians. I've appeared in many journals, including National Geographic, and continue to study and perform.
I was named a Davidson Fellow in Music in the summer of 2005 and have studied theory with Stanford University's EPGY program, and improvisation with BerkleeMusic.

Lyrics

Nebula

Written By: Evren Ozan and Mac Ritchey

instrumental

Discography

Images of Winter, Ozan Music, full length CD, 2001
As Things Could Be, Ozan Music, full length CD, 2003
Alluvia, Ozan Music, full length CD, 2006

Set List

The set list depends on the venue. I can play in an ambient setting, or concert. I tailor the program depending on the event and audience, but generally I start off very mellow with an unaccompanied Native American flute solo, then gradually build in energy playing to different tracks from both albums, and end with a very dynamic piece. My sets can last anywhere up to 60 minutes.
I've played at museums, concert halls, festivals,
environmental events, galleries, churches, schools, etc., and I shape each program according to the event.