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Jenny Evans: Growing old gracefully
“I’m a hedonist. I love life and enjoy it”

Jenny Evans, do you think you'll grow old gracefully?

I think that that phrase has become obsolete. The first track of my new CD Even Without You is "Women of A Certain Age" and at the end of each verse I sing, women of a certain age are good!...

Is a 65 year old woman still able to enjoy life to the full?

What a ridiculous question – of course she is! I'm a hedonist. I love life and enjoy it, I love good food, being together with friends, everything...

Is it easier for those who work in the creative arts to do this?

Yes, I think it is, although painters and authors don't get immediate feedback for their work; they work for themselves and then present the finished product. At my concerts the audience immediately reacts to what they hear and see...

You've been working as a jazz vocalist for over forty years. Is that possible? People say that there's no money to be be earned with jazz.

I always regarded myself as simply a singer. When the media started describing me as a jazz singer I thought about this terminology and realised that jazz is the medium that lets me be absolutely authentic...

And what are your plans for the future?

After a number of serious illnesses I've learned that one has to live now. But to do this you have to realise what does you good. As a singer I'm my biggest critic...

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