Shea Presents: Janet Evra- An Evening in Paris

Shea Presents: Janet Evra- An Evening in Paris

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm

Evra performs on premier stages across the USA and Europe, including the UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, and Finland. Evra has collaborated with Grammy winners and international jazz superstars including Randy Brecker, Taylor Eigsti, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, and Diego Figueiredo as well as many St. Louis jazz legends. She sings in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. The musicians will be Janet Evra (vox & bass), Will Buchanan (guitar), David Gomez (sax), and Tim Moore (drums).

She is a co-creator of the popular social media music video series St. Louis Music Box. In 2018 Evra self-released her debut album "Ask Her to Dance" to critical acclaim, showcasing her original music and signature style. Evra was a 2019-2020 Artist in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation in St. Louis.

In 2020 Evra signed with Lotown Records and released her second album "Janet Evra & Ptah Williams: New Friends, Old Favorites", recorded live at The Sheldon. Evra's music is played internationally on hundreds of AM/FM/satellite radio programs based in the USA, UK, France, India, and New Zealand.

"Janet Evra... An absolute must-see for anyone in St. Louis who loves jazz." Riverfront Times

"Evra blends the different flavors and languages of jazz tradition, all anchored in her warm, sweet-as-honey voice." St. Louis Magazine

"Janet Evra's arrival brought a breath of fresh air to the St. Louis jazz scene." Dennis Owsley, St. Louis Public RadioJanet Evra is an international jazz vocalist, bassist, songwriter, and bandleader based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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This tour/performance/show/event is supported in part by Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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