Blue Duchess Recording Artists The Evenfall Quartet


Left to Right: Brad Hallen, Jerzy "Jurek" Glod, Joe "Sonny" Barbato & Mark Earley

The Evenfall Quartet hail from Boston, Mass. Mark and Brad met during their tenure together in Roomful Of Blues. The Quartet came together through the jazz tradition of playing sessions and doing Tour Dates.

Mark Earley picked up the saxophone in 4th grade and by the age of 19 was touring with The Guy Lombardo Orchestra.

In 2001 Mark joined up with five time Grammy nominated Roomful of Blues. He has earned 6 WC Handy awards for best horn section in Blues and a Grammy nomination for the album That's Right!


Mark has also recorded and toured with Jay McShann, Albert Collins, Louis Bellson, Joe Williams, James Cotton, Billy Boy Arnold, Duke Robillard, Otis Clay, Kim Wilson, Taj Mahal, Curtis Salgado, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Peter Wolf, The Temptations, The Coasters, Bob Brookmeyer, David Liebman, Wayne Newton, Red Skelton and countless others.


Joe "Sonny" Barbato comes from a family with a long history of excellent musicians. Equally adept at piano, organ, and accordion Joe has toured and recorded with Stanley Turrentine, Ravi Coltrane, Roger Humphries, Larry Coryell, and Jeff "Tain" Watts. Joe also plays with singer-songwriters and instrumental tunesmiths such as Duke Levine and Will Daley.


Brad Hallen has been playing professionally since 1975. Starting out after high school in Top Forty bands, Brad moved to Boston in 1978 and quickly became part of the musical fabric in the city. Since 2008 Brad has been a member of Duke Robillard's band and has been touring the world and recording most of his projects.

Prior to working with Duke, Brad was with Roomful of Blues for 5 years and toured the world and did 2 albums including the Grammy nominated That's Right! Brad has also toured and recorded with Susan Tedeschi, Mike Welch, Otis Clay, Billy Boy Arnold, James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Johnny Winter, James Montgomery, Aimee Mann, Ministry, Jane Wiedlin(The Go Go's), Iggy Pop, (Elliot Easton, Ric Ocasek, and Ben Orr from The Cars) and many others.


Jerzy "Jurek" Glod was born in Poland and started playing drums at the age of fifteen. In the next few years he formed a jazz trio with Jacek and Wojtek Niedziela. They toured Europe and won numerous awards including 1st prize at the prestigious European Jazz Competition in Leverkusen, Germany. After getting his Masters degree in Poland, Jerzy received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. Since graduating Summa Cum Laude from Berklee, Jerzy has become a first call jazz drummer in New England and has played many festivals in the states and Europe.