From Gloucester, England, Janet Evra is a vocalist, bassist, composer, and songwriter based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Evra blends traditional bossa nova, samba, and latin jazz with modern influences and an indie twist to produce fresh, lush, original music. Evra sings in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
Evra performs across the USA and Europe, from the Deva Jazz Festival in Romania to Sofar shows in Uppsala, Sweden and Zurich, Switzerland. A 2019-2020 Artist in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Evra performs monthly at The Dark Room and regularly on premier St. Louis stages including The Grandel, The Sheldon, The .ZACK Theater, The National Blues Museum, and Old Rock House. Evra performs annually at the St. Louis Art Fair and Edwardsville Art Fair.
Ask Her to Dance, Evra’s debut album, features her original music and received critical acclaim in upon its 2018 release. Joining Evra are Adam Maness on piano, Will Buchanan on guitar, and Montez Coleman on drums, among others. The album is played on St. Louis radio stations 88.1 KDHX, 88.7 The Sound, and 90.7 St. Louis Public Radio.
Evra also performs at music and art festivals and private events.
""Janet Evra's arrival brought a breath of fresh air to the St. Louis jazz scene.""
""She has range, grace, and style... the voice of an angel. Oh, this could be heaven.""
""Each player is in top form, while Evra's every vocal phrase seems to be punctuated with a smile." "
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