"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, songwriter and bandleader based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Evra performs on premier stages across the USA and Europe, including jazz festivals and concerts in Sweden, Denmark, Romania, Switzerland, and Finland. Evra has collaborated with GRAMMY winners and jazz superstars including Randy Brecker, Taylor Eigsti, Yusa, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Eric Marienthal, and Diego Figueiredo, as well as many St. Louis jazz legends. She sings in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
Evra is a co-creator of the popular St. Louis Music Box social media video series. Subscribe to her YouTube channel for St. Louis Music Box videos and more!
In 2018 Evra released her debut album Ask Her to Dance to critical acclaim, showcasing her original music and signature style. In 2019 Evra was selected to be an Artist in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation in St. Louis, and in 2020 Evra signed with Lotown Records. In 2021 she released her second album Janet Evra & Ptah Williams: New Friends, Old Favorites, a standards album recorded live at The Sheldon Concert Hall. 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 and on hundreds of radio stations based in the USA, UK, France, India, and New Zealand.