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Paul “Stump” Evans

Stump Evans Discography

Paul “Stump” Evans was one of the original American jazz saxophonists, whose musical prowess emerged early in his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas.

His talent blossomed in the 1920s Chicago jazz scene, where he became a key figure, particularly known for his performances on the baritone saxophone. He performed with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band and Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers during this period. He was also known for his work on the C-Melody, alto and soprano sax.

Despite his promising trajectory, Evans’ life was cut short at 23 by tuberculosis, cutting short a promising career and a deeper legacy.

Page last updated 3/31/2024.