EVAN VERPLOEGH
DRUMMER | KANSAS CITY

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 reaction, 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 performed and organized over 50 live events.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Sunday, July 3, 2022
Phillip Greenlief (Oakland), Midwestern (KC) and Local KC Improvisors
Bushranger Records (KCMO) - 6pm

Sunday, July 8, 2022
Dilettante (KC), Sex Funeral (IA), Aaron Osborne & Evan Verploegh
Stray Cat Film Center (KCMO) - 8pm

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Spontaneous Experiments: Free Improvisation Open Jam
5529 Troost Ave (KCMO) - 7:30pm

Thursday, July 14, 2022
Expression: The Late Music of John Coltrane
Westport Coffeehouse (KCMO) - 7pm

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
EMAS Presents: Alex Cunningham, Damon Smith, Weasel Walter
Charlotte Street Foundation (KCMO) - 7:30pm

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Spontaneous Experiments: Free Improvisation Open Jam
5529 Troost Ave (KCMO) - 7:30pm

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
VDO/TUN/Bryce Eiman
MiniBar (KCMO) - 9pm

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Spontaneous Experiments: Free Improvisation Open Jam
5529 Troost Ave (KCMO) - 7:30pm

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Spontaneous Experiments: Free Improvisation Open Jam
5529 Troost Ave (KCMO) - 7:30pm

DISCOGRAPHY


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)

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
VDO (2022)

Verploegh & Baker
Singles (2021)

VIDEOS

PRESS