Exploring American Roots music - Blues, Ragtime, Spirituals, Tin Pan Alley, Country and Jazz!
NOVEMBER 6 | 4 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
Featuring the talents of
Connie Evingson - vocals
Jon Weber - piano
Gordy Johnson - bass
Dave Karr - saxophone
Patrick Harison - accordion, steel guitar, washboard
CONNIE EVINGSON is known for exploring divergent musical paths. Her recorded catalog of acclaimed CD’s ranging from jazz and Broadway standards to the music of Peggy Lee, the Beatles, Dave Frishberg, bossa nova, gypsy jazz and more reflects an adventurous spirit that knows no boundaries. The featured artist of the Jazz at the Jungle concert series, Connie also appears regularly at the Woman’s Club in Minneapolis and various Twin Cities venues, and has toured worldwide with appearances at concert halls and theaters across the U.S., Europe and Japan. She has been a featured guest artist at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Doc Severinsen, Philip Brunelle’s Vocalessence and the JazzMN Orchestra, among others. Her 10 CD’s all charted in the Top 50 Jazz releases in the U.S. and Canada and can be heard on radio stations around the world. Nominated as JazzWeek Vocalist of the Year in 2005 alongside Stacey Kent, Madeleine Peyroux, Tierney Sutton and Curtis Stigers, Connie has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Morning Edition, the Smithsonian’s Jazz Singers radio series and NPR’s Fresh Air, and her music is included on numerous compilation CD’s in the U.S., China and Japan. She is a two-time recipient of both the McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians and the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.
"Connie delivers exquisite interpretations of these songs that must rank with the best of the past and set markers for the future."
"Connie Evingson is a find. Stylish phrasing, stunning control."
— Alex Cohen, "Woman About Town," NYC