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Connie Evingson

CONNIE EVINGSON is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.She has appeared in clubs and concert halls across the U.S., in Europe and Japan, and has been a guest soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony conducted by Doc Severinsen, and the Vocalessence Music Series with Bobby McFerrin. She is the creator of the original stage production, Fever, A Tribute to Peggy Lee, which she has performed at theatres across the country and excerpted at New York's Town Hall. She has been featured on the Smithsonian's "Jazz Singers" radio series, and on numerous compilation discs including Jazziz Magazine's Vocals on Fire CD and Sharper Image's New Sirens of Song along with Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Stacy Kent and others. Connie has released eight CDs on Minnehaha Music: I Have Dreamed; Fever - A Tribute to Peggy Lee; Some Cats Know; Let it Be Jazz - Connie Evingson Sings the Beatles; The Secret of Christmas; Gypsy In My Soul; Stockholm Sweetnin' and Little Did I Dream. All titles charted in the Top 50 Jazz Releases in the U.S. and Canada.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

I Love Being Here With You - Happy 100th Birthday to Miss Peggy Lee

Read "I Love Being Here With You - Happy 100th Birthday to Miss Peggy Lee" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The final broadcast of the month included new releases from Sherrie Maricle and the 3D Jazz Trio, Kari van der Kloot, Shelly Rudolph and Tania Grubbs, with birthday shout-outs to Peggy Lee (100 !), saxophonist Adison Evans, pianist Yoko Miwa, trumpeters Clora Bryant, Miles Davis and Samantha Boshnack. Thanks for listening and please continue supporting all ...

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All The Cats Join In

Label: Minnehaha Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Love Me Or Leave Me; I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me; Dream A Little Dream; Jardin D'hiver; All The Cats Join In/Tickle Toe; Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea; Black Orpheus; I'll Follow The Sun; Solitude; Jersey Bounce; You're Driving Me Crazy; Moonlight; World Without Love; The Lamp Is Low.

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Article: Album Review

Connie Evingson & the John Jorgenson Quintet: All the Cats Join In

Read "All the Cats Join In" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Minneapolis-native Connie Evingson is one of the most durable and reliable jazz singers performing. She has had a spate of fine recordings in the last decade, including: Let it Be Jazz: Connie Evingson Sings the Beatles (Minnehaha, 2003), Gypsy in My Soul (Minnehaha, 2005), Stockholm Sweetnin'(Minnehaha, 2006), Little Did I Dream: Songs By Dave Frishberg (Minnehaha, ...

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Article: Album Review

Connie Evingson: All The Cats Join In

Read "All The Cats Join In" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Were it not for her decision to remain in Minnesota, Connie Evingson would surely be a better-known jazz vocalist. Over the course of her previous releases she's proven herself to be a prepossessing singer capable of getting to the marrow of a lyric without pretense or posturing. And she's remarkably good at putting together programs, be ...

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News: Event

JazzMN Orchestra At The Dakota

JazzMN Orchestra At The Dakota

A rare club performance comes to the Dakota to benefit JazzMN’s educational outreach program. JazzMN patrons have long desired to hear the band outside the concert hall. The Dakota’s intimate setting, the searing band let loose, and Connie Evingson’s fabulous vocal stylings will sate that desire. This atmosphere offers more room for soloists such as Dave ...

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Article: New York Beat

Big Band Retrospective at The Allen Room

Read "Big Band Retrospective at The Allen Room" reviewed by Nick Catalano


Emceed by scholar/ vocalist Michael Feinstein, Jazz at Lincoln Center continued its 25th anniversary season in a celebration of the big band era. With music supplied by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, an ideal orchestra for such a program, Feinstein succeeded in deepening an understanding of the relationship between the bands, their vocalists, and the songwriter/arrangers ...

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Stockholm Sweetnin’

Label: Minnehaha Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: Stockholm Sweetnin’; It’s Alright with Me/Bebop; Lover Man; Come Love; Swingin’ The Blues; Besame Mucho; If I Had You; Windmills of Your Mind; I Can’t Give You Anything But Love; In A Sentimental Mood; Throw It Away; Out of Nowhere; Si Tu Savais; After You’ve Gone; Autumn in Kokkola.

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Sweet Happy Life

Label: Minnehaha Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: Agua de Beber; Meditation; Slow Hot Wind; Sweet Happy Life; Killing Me Softly With His Song; Canadian Sunset; Watch What Happens; The Girl From Ipanema; Sway; Bluesette; How Insensitive; Take Me To Aruanda; So Nice; Adventure; I Will Wait For You; Tristeza.

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Article: Album Review

Connie Evingson: Sweet Happy Life

Read "Sweet Happy Life" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


There are surprises galore and much to be enjoyed in Sweet Happy Life, from fine Minneapolis-based vocalist, Connie Evingson. Perhaps the most immediate of those discoveries, even before a listen, is the canon of work from Grammy and Academy Award-winning lyricist, Norman Gimbel, to whose oeuvre this CD is a tribute.With Sweet Happy Life ...


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