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Janet Evra

Janet Evra blends American jazz, Latin jazz, and French jazz favorites with a pop twist.


Janet Evra is an international jazz vocalist, bassist, songwriter and bandleader from Gloucester, England.

Evra tours across the USA and Europe, with recent jazz festival appearances at the Deva Jazz Festival in Romania and the Linna Jazz Festival in Finland.  Evra has collaborated with GRAMMY winners and jazz superstars including Randy Brecker, Taylor Eigsti, Yusa, Roy “Future Man” Wooten, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Eric Marienthal, and Diego Figueiredo, among others.  Evra’s music is played on hundreds of radio stations based in the USA, UK, France, India, and New Zealand.

Evra was a 2019-2020 Artist in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation in St. Louis and regularly performs on premiere St. Louis stages including Jazz St. Louis, The Sheldon, The Grandel Theatre, Old Rock House, The Factory, The National Blues Museum, and Blue Strawberry.

Singing in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, Evra blends traditional American, French and Latin jazz flavors with a modern twist and a dash of pop to produce a charming performance.

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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.”

“Janet Evra’s arrival brought a breath of fresh air to the St. Louis jazz scene.”  Dennis Owsley, St. Louis Public Radio

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

“Janet Evra delivers a fresh, romantic jazz spin to St. Louis’ music scene.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

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Janet Evra Song List



  • Agua de Beber
  • All of Me


  • Baby I’m a Fool
  • Besame Mucho
  • Bye Bye Blackbird


  • Carinhoso
  • Corcovado
  • C’est Magnifique
  • C’est Si Bon


  • Dance Me to the End of Love
  • Don’t Wait Too Long


  • Ela e Carioca


  • Flor De Lis
  • Fly Me to the Moon


  • Girl from Ipanema


  • I Love Paris
  • If the Stars were Mine
  • It Had to Be You


  • Just the Two of Us


  • Koop Island Blues


  • La Mer
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Let’s Stay Together


  • Mas Que Nada
  • Meditacao
  • Misty
  • Moondance
  • Moonlight in Vermont


  • Nuit Blance


  • O Barquinho
  • One Note Samba


  • Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
  • Please Don’t Talk About Me


  • Que Reste-t-il
  • Quien Sera (Sway)


  • Samba De Verao (So Nice)
  • Smile
  • So Danco Samba
  • Stars Fell on Alabama
  • Sympatique


  • The Nearness of You
  • The Way You Look Tonight


  • Walkin After Midnight
  • Wave
  • Well You Needn’t
  • We’ll Be Together Again


  • You Don’t Know Me


  • Zou Bisou Bisou


"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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