"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. She has collaborated with international jazz superstars including Randy Brecker (5x Grammy winner), Taylor Eigsti (Grammy nominated), Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, and Diego Figueiredo (Grammy nominated) as well as many St. Louis jazz legends. She sings in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
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!
In 2018 Evra self-released her debut album Ask Her to Dance to critical acclaim, showcasing her original music and signature style. The album features Adam Maness on piano, Will Buchanan on guitar, Montez Coleman on drums, and R. Scott Bryan on percussion, among others. Evra was a 2019-2020 Artist in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation in St. Louis, and in 2019 and 2020 she released four additional singles.
In 2020 Evra signed with Lotown Records and released her second album Janet Evra & Ptah Williams: New Friends, Old Favorites, featuring Ptah Williams on piano, Kendrick Smith on sax, Will Buchanan on guitar, and Demarius Hicks on drums. Recorded live at The Sheldon, the album includes ten of Evra's favorite classics from the American songbook. 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 USA, UK, France, India, and New Zealand.