Evan Verploegh (he/him) is a drummer based in Kansas City, Missouri, after relocating from Wisconsin in late 2019. He serves as co-founder of the Extemporaneous Music and Arts Society. EMAS is a collective group dedicated to advancing improvised and experimental artistic work in Kansas City. In 2022, he was awarded a studio residency at Charlotte Street Foundation.

Committed to improvisation as an artform, Evan draws from influences of free jazz, contemporary classical, and experimental rock. His playing explores the concepts of physicality, patience and sincerity.

Evan also serves as a organizer of live music and arts event, including serving as music coordinator of the 2019 Project North Music, Arts and Sustainability Festival in Rhinelander, WI. Since relocating to Kansas City in late 2019, Evan has has been active in performing, recording, and organizing live concerts and events.


Monday, September 19, 2022
Danny Kamins with Davis, Harshbarger, Kopper, and Verploegh
Bunker Center for the Arts (KCMO) - 7:30pm

Monday, September 26, 2022
EMAS Presents: A Night of Time-Based Poetry and Dance
Charlotte Street (KCMO) - 7:30pm

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
VDO with Sunnner, Fainting Dreams, and Totem Pocket
Farewell (KCMO) - 8pm

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Alan Voss Quartet
Westport Coffee House (KCMO) 6pm

Saturday, October 1, 2022
Krista Kopper / Evan Verploegh Album Release Show
Email for Address (KCMO) - 7:30pm

Friday, October 7, 2022
Lamplighters Opening
Vulpes Bastille (KCMO) - 6pm


Boat Patrol
Live at ArtStart (2018)
Live at Sir Benedicts (2020)

EMS Quartet
EMS (2022)

Evan Verploegh
Drum Set and Piano Improvisations No. 1 (2020)

K.E.B. Trio (Kyle Quass, Brendan Keller-Tuberg, Evan Verploegh)
finding light (2022)

Krista Kopper & Evan Verploegh
For the Trees (2022)

Kyle Hutchins, Aaron Osborne, Seth Andrew Davis, Evan Verploegh

Quartet Vol. 1 (2022)

Labor Dog
Clocking In (2021)

Seth Andrew Davis and Evan Verploegh
Hunter (2022)

Sterling Witt
Something's Awry (2020)

VDO (2022)

Verploegh & Baker
Singles (2021)