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.

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.


Friday, May 20, 2022
Ben Baker, Seth Davis, Evan Verploegh
Likewise (Fayetteville, AR) - 8pm
As part of the Trillium Salon Series

Saturday, May 21, 2022
Nathan Alexander Pape, and Brad Rose // Ben Baker, Seth Davis, Evan Verploegh
Whitty Books (Tulsa, OK) - 7pm

Saturday, May 28, 2022
VDO (Verploegh, Davis, Osborne)
World Culture (KCMO) - 7:30pm

Saturday, May 28, 2022
Vedettes / Tun / Duo with Seth Andrew Davis
Replay Lounge (Lawrence, KS) - 10pm

Every Other Tuesday (Starting June 14, 2022)
Spontaneous Experiments: A Gathering for Improvisational Expression
5529 Troost Ave (Kindness Arts KC) - 7:30pm


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)

Verploegh & Baker
Singles (2021)