Paul Evansmith is an experienced multi-instrumentalist specializing in composition for film/dance and improvised music. His main backgrounds are from American Jazz, Classical, an eclectic mix of international styles as well as “just everyday soundscapes.” A writer as well, Paul breaths poetry into whatever instrument he touches. Paul majored in classical oboe and saxophone performance, as well as studying flute, percussion and music composition first in a commercial music degree at CalState Long Beach and continuing at Arizona State University. In Arizona he worked as a staff composer and accompanist for ASU’s dance department and professional theaters companies. Currently he works for the Lewis and Clark dance department accompanying classes as well as performing with various projects around Portland. Some of those associations are Vagabond Opera & Hungry Opera Machine, AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady, Wanderlust Circus Orchestra, Klezmocracy, Three for Silver, Baksana, The Cedar Project, and many more.