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Janet Evra blends traditional bossa nova, samba, and latin jazz with modern jazz influences to produce a fresh sound.

From Gloucester, England, Janet Evra is an international jazz vocalist, bassist, and composer based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.  Evra performs on premier stages across the United States and Europe.  In St. Louis, Evra performs at at The Sheldon, The National Blues Museum, .ZACK Theater, The St. Louis Art Fair, The Missouri Botanical Garden, Old Rock House, and The Dark Room, among others.

Evra’s debut album, Ask Her to Dance, is played on St. Louis radio stations 88.1 KDHX, 88.7 The Sound, and 90.7 St. Louis Public Radio.

Evra is a 2019 Artist in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation in St. Louis.

Evra regularly performs with her trio/quartet at wedding receptions, cocktail hours, fundraisers, corporate parties, and other private events across the greater St. Louis region.

Evra performs:

  • a French jazz set featuring audience favorites “La Vie en Rose”, “La Mer”, and “Zou Bisou Bisou.”
  • a bossa nova/latin jazz set featuring “Girl From Ipanema”, “Corcovado”, and “Mas Que Nada.”
  • and an American jazz/pop set featuring traditional jazz standards from “The Way You Look Tonight” to “Fly Me to the Moon” to jazzy arrangements of American songbook favorites from “Just the Two of Us” to “Smile.”  
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Partial Song list

  • So Danco Samba
  • Wave
  • Ela e Carioca
  • Mas Que Nada
  • Meditacao
  • Corcovado
  • One Note Samba
  • O Barquinho
  • Girl from Ipanema
  • Agua de Beber
  • Samba De Verao (So Nice)
  • Besame Mucho
  • Quien Sera (Sway)
  • Carinhoso
  • Flor De Lis
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Sympatique
  • Zou Bisou Bisou
  • C’est Si Bon
  • La Mer
  • Koop Island Blues
  • C’est Magnifique
  • Que Reste-t-il
  • Nuit Blance
  • We’ll Be Together Again
  • It Had to Be You
  • Moondance
  • Stars Fell on Alabama
  • You Don’t Know Me
  • Smile
  • Walkin After Midnight
  • If the Stars were Mine
  • Baby I’m a Fool
  • Dance Me to the End of Love
  • Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Please Don’t Talk About Me
  • Well You Needn’t
  • Just the Two of Us
  • Don’t Wait Too Long
  • All of Me
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • I Love Paris
  • Moonlight in Vermont
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • The Nearness of You
  • Let’s Stay Together
  • Misty
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Reviews

"We first saw Janet Evra at a Food Roof event and were enchanted by their music. We hired Janet Evra to perform at our brunch wedding reception at Greenbriar Country Club in Kirkwood, MO. We requested that she perform "Feelin Good" by Nina Simone during our first dance, and she did, and it was magical! We can't say enough good things about Janet and her band!"

Alex and Bud D. – 9.1.18

"Rehearsal dinner for our son and his fiancée had all ingredients of a special occasion party: charming ambiance, delicious food, and fashionable dresses. But it was the talent of Janet Evra that made this dinner truly unforgettable, as her performance set a stylish tone for the whole evening. Her repertoire is diverse and still thoughtfully integrated into a single program, with melodies full of joy and romance. Her performance is highly professional, and there are no vocalists in St. Louis with a voice like Janet has!

Mike and Marina K. – 11.1.18

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