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Release date November 4th, 2016
When after thirty years Jenny Evans started getting into compositions by British blues, pop and rock musicians she was surprised how versified the musicians and the arrangements were and how much jazz elements she could hear. On her new CD Be What You Want To (Edition Collage, GLM) Jenny gives her jazzy rendition of songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Jethro Tull, Sting and The Eurythmics. There are also of her own compositions: the title song «Be What You Want To» and her jazz waltz «Star Song». With expert jazz musicians like John Paiva, guitar and vocals, Otto Staniloi, saxes and bass clarinet, Matthias Bublath, wurlitzer and accordion and Manfred Mildenberger, drums has shown how on her new CD she can really be what she wants to in jazz.
Release date November 4th, 2011
When guitar player Paulo Morello played Jenny Evans one of his melodies a while back it was the start of a new musical project. Without further ado Jenny wrote lyrics to the tune and called the song «Like A Breath of Spring» and this gave rise to a whole new programme with songs inspired by the four seasons of the year. Jazz standards like find themselves in the company of classical melodies; a sonette by Shakespeare - is complemented by European compositions. Paulo has written a theme song specially for this project: «The Four Seasons Of Love» to which Jenny Evans wrote the lyrics.
Release date May 30th, 2010
The composer, Peter Kreuder (1905-81) is especially famous for the music he wrote for the german film industry. And it is Jenny Evans's highly individual and creative renditions that have earned her great respect among jazz connoisseurs. The English jazz vocalist is always interested in introducing new - and older - tunes and sounds to her audience. She and her band have created a modern Kreuder Song Book: waltzes have become bossa novas, marchessambas and foxtrots swingers.
Release date: 17 October, 2008
„On her new CD Lunar Tunes jazz vocalist, Jenny Evans, sings us songs about the moon. In her own inimitable, jazzy style the English singer crosses over epoches and genres: from Glen Miller to Dvorak, von Erik Satie to Sting, from the Barock to the Orient. For this CD she has invited very special guests: the string quartet "Ensemble Laurier" and the Brazilian flute and saxophone player, Márcio Tubino.“
Release date: October 2005
Release date: 06 September, 2004
In the media:
Awarded the German Jazz Critics Prize, 4th Quarter 04
In the media:
"Every note is just right and has a deliciously warm timbre; she leaves the fundamental harmonic structure of her songs intact. Yet, it is the elasticity of her phrasing, the way she stretches one syllable, speeds up another, the way she takes hold of a well-known tune and turns it into her own new personal song that makes Jenny Evans’s rendition special" Stefan Henzt, Financial Times
In the media:
... Jenny Evans has come up with a product that is practically perfect. Accompanied by a swinging trio, Miss Evans celebrates the high art of jazz singing live in concert ... (Jazzthing, 5/99) (Jazzthing, 5/99)