"Janet Evra... An absolute must-see for anyone in St. Louis who loves jazz." Riverfront Times
"She has range, grace, and style... the voice of an angel. Oh, this could be heaven." STLive Music
"Janet Evra's arrival brought a breath of fresh air to the St. Louis jazz scene." Dennis Owsley, St. Louis Public Radio
"Evra little thing she does is magic." Advantage News
From Gloucester, England, Janet Evra is a vocalist, bassist, composer, and songwriter based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She blends traditional bossa nova, samba, and latin jazz with modern influences and an indie twist to produce fresh, lush, original music.
Evra performs on premier stages across the United States and Europe. In St. Louis, she performs monthly at The Dark Room, bi-monthly at Evangeline's Bistro and Music House, and regularly at venues such as 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.
Evra is a 2019-2020 Artist in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation.
Evra released her debut album, Ask Her to Dance, featuring her original music and signature style, to critical acclaim. Evra is joined on the album by Adam Maness (The 44s, Erin Bode) on piano, Will Buchanan on guitar, Montez Coleman (Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis) on drums, and R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow, Allman Betts Band) on percussion, among others.
Evra's music is played on radio stations across the Midwest and 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.