"Janet Evra's unique mix of modern beach-pop with traditional bossa nova, samba and Latin jazz has made her a favorite on stages from St. Louis to Europe." Riverfront Times
"Janet Evra's arrival brought a breath of fresh air to the St. Louis jazz scene." Dennis Owsley, St. Louis Public Radio
Janet Evra is an international jazz vocalist, bassist, composer, and songwriter based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Evra performs on premier stages across the USA and Europe. A 2019-2020 Artist in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Evra performs locally at Jazz St. Louis, The Sheldon, The Dark Room, The .ZACK, The National Blues Museum, Old Rock House, Blue Strawberry, and Evangeline's Bistro & Music House, and she performs annually at the St. Louis Art Fair. In Europe, Evra has performed at The Deva Jazz Festival in Romania and at Sofar shows in Uppsala, Sweden and Zurich, Switzerland, singing in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
Evra has collaborated with international jazz superstars including Randy Brecker (5x Grammy winner), Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, and Diego Figuieredo (Grammy nominated) as well as St. Louis jazz legends Anita Jackson and Ptah Williams, among many others.
Evra is a co-creator of the popular video St. Louis Music Box video series. Subscribe to her YouTube channel for St. Louis Music Box videos and more!
Evra released her debut album Ask Her to Dance to critical acclaim in 2018, showcasing her original music and signature style. The album features Adam Maness on piano, Will Buchanan on guitar, Montez Coleman on drums, and R. Scot Bryan on percussion, among others. Evra released four additional singles in 2019 and 2020 and in 2020 Evra signed with Lotown Records. Subscribe to her Spotify channel for more new music!
Evra's music is played on St. Louis radio stations 88.1 KDHX, 88.7 The Sound, and 90.7 St. Louis Public Radio. Her music is also played internationally on AM/FM/satellite radio programs based in the UK, France, India, and New Zealand.