Roger Ebacher is a recording artist/composer/multi-instrumentalist based in Boston.
Recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, performer, and composer Roger
Ebacher brings over 40 years of professional stage and studio
experience to his table of musical offerings. Appearing on his own
highly reviewed recordings as a consummate flutist including
"Flutation Device" & "Backyard Carneval", with numerous additional
guest CD appearances on a variety of instruments, Roger's roots and
branches cover many styles. Jazz, fusion, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban,
reggae, Latin Jazz, Flamenco, African, and other world musics all come
into play with his uniquely original compositions and dynamic live
performances. He is also an in-demand percussionist (congas, bongos,
dumbek, kalimba, etc.), singer, and keyboardist, and as such is
comfortable and highly skilled in a variety of musical settings.
Roger has twice been the featured guest artist on Boston's premier
jazz radio program, Eric in the Evening (WGBH-FM, 89.7), and his music
has been on the airwaves all over North America, Europe, and as far
east as India, Thailand, and Russia. Based in the Boston area, Ebacher
is held in high regard for the passion, artistry and professionalism
he brings to his recordings and to his live appearances, for which he
has access to some of the finest supporting players available from
Boston to New York.
Since 2008 Roger's world music project, THE AIR DEPARTMENT, has dipped
deeply into the music of the Middle East, India, and Brazil, mixing it
with Ambient, Electronica, Downtempo, and more. With five releases to
date available worldwide, this music is a veritable sonic stew for
adventurous listeners in today's evolving musical universe.
In 2015 , Roger released BLUEISH GREY, a collection of Euro style chamber jazz, marking the first recording
in several years to be released under his own name. In 2016, Roger released WITH YOU IN A MOMENT, another full-
length collection of original compositions covering many styles of world jazz fusion. And while he has
played most of the instruments on his prior recordings with The Air Department, these
outings represent something of a tour de force of his multiple talents, as he is heard
here on all instruments exclusively.
My Jazz Story
Published on: 2018-12-06
As I've often said, I still don't know what jazz is...but I know what
it's not from fifty feet away! I don't think of it as a style of music
so much as a way of perceiving and expressing things...a way that
certainly does involve the ability to spontaneously improvise and to
think outside the box. That said, I find jazz in all kinds of
places...in people, food, nature, visual art, and even in music. I
especially love jazz people, who make for a very special and warm
audience for music like no other.