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George Evans

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Born: January 23, 1963    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

April-2007

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, George Evans was raised in a musical environment. His mother a world-renowned voice teacher and father an equally revered musicologist, linguist, and vocal coach, it seemed logical that George would proceed to a career in classical music, but that was not to be. A fascination with classic pop records, Hollywood musicals and popular standards held far greater appeal than opera for George. He trained seriously in Musical Theatre at the first such school to offer a degree program in the field, but after working diligently on his chosen craft, George arrived in New York City in the 80s only to find that the business had moved away from the music he loved. He reluctantly left music theatre and found satisfaction in the research and performance of The Great American Songbook....
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As a Leader

Live At The Cellar, vol. 1
M-Swing Music
2008
Tracks: This Can’t Be Love (Rodgers-Hart); Baubles, Bangles and Beads (Wright-Forrest); Secret Love (Fain-Webster); On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) (Lerner-Lane); The Best Thing For You (Berlin); I’ve Got A Feelin’ I’m Fallin’ (Link-Rose-Waller); Autumn Serenade (De Rose-Gallop); Que Feras-Tu De Ta Vie? (Bergman-Legrand-Marnay); Seems Like Old Times (Loeb-Lombardo); I’ll Close My Eyes (Kaye-Reid).

Personnel: George Evans: vocals, Tilden Webb: piano, Jodi Proznick: bass, Jesse Cahill: drums, Cory Weeds: alto sax.

Bewitched
M-Swing Music
2006
Tracks: You're Gonna Hear From Me (Previn-Langdon); Don't Be That Way (Goodman-Parish-Sampson); Bewitched (Rodgers-Hart); To The Ends Of The Earth (Sherman-Sherman); Believe It, Beloved (Burton-Johnson-Whiting); Watch What Happens (Legrand-Gimbel); Lazy Afternoon (Latouche-Moross); You Leave Me Breathless (Hollander-Freed); I'm Old Fashioned (Kern-Mercer); La Belle Vie - The Good Life (Distel-Brousole-Reardon); In Love In Vain (Kern-Gershwin); All Too Soon (Ellington-Sigman); Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Borzage-Mercer).

Personnel: Group One - Nancy Walker: piano; Steve Wallace: bass; Archie Alleyne: drums; and Michael Stuart: sax; Group Two - Reg Schwager: guitar; Nancy Walker: piano; Neil Swainson: bass; Archie Alleyne: drums; Group Three - Reg Schwager: guitar; Mark Eisenman: piano; Neil Swainson: bass; Jerry Fuller: drums; With string ensembles* arranged by: Rick Wilkins and Jake Wilkinson.

Movie Songs
M-Swing Music / Maximum Jazz / Universal Music Canada
2004
Tracks: The Way You Look Tonight; Beginner's Luck; Change Partners; I'm Getting Sentimental Over You; A Lot Of Living To Do; Dearly Beloved; It Was Written In The Stars; You Won't Forget Me; I Will Wait For You; I Dream Too Much; The Shadow Of Your Smile; Lover.

Personnel: John Sadowy: piano; Dave Watts: bass; Jim Doxas: drums; Mike Berard: classical guitar; Greg Clayton: electric guitar; Kevin Dean: trumpet; Chet Doxas: Tenor Sax; Dave Grott: Trombone; Dave Mossing: (horn section) Trumpet; Phil Dwyer: horn arrangements.

Eyes For You
M-Swing Music
2002
Tracks: Track; Track. The Lamp Is Low [De Rose – Parish - Ravel - Berta]; I Only Have Eyes For You [Warren - Dubin]; Darn That Dream [Van Heusen - De Lange]; I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life [Coleman – Mc Carthy]; Where Have You Been? [Cole Porter]; You Do Something To Me [Cole Porter]; The Very Thought Of You [Ray Noble]; I’ll Never Be The Same [Kahn – Malneck - Signorelli]; I’m A Fool To Want You [Herron – Sinatra - Wolf]; Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year [Frank Loesser]; Love For Sale [Cole Porter]; Alfie [Bacharach - David].

Personnel: Reg Schwager: guitar, Mark Eisenman: piano, Neil Swainson: bass, Jerry Fuller: drums, and Denny Christianson: trumpet.

From Moment To Moment
M-Swing Music
2001
Tracks: You'd better love me (Martin - Gray); It's bad for me (Porter); Love walked in (Gershwin - Gershwin); When she makes music (Fisher - Segal); Make me rainbows (Williams – Bergman – Bergman); It's June in January (Robin - Rainger); Born to be blue (Torme - Wells); Moment to moment (Mancini – Mercer); All or nothing at all (Altman – Lawrence); Lullaby of the leaves (Petkere); All my tomorrows (Cahn - Van Heusen); I'm gonna live till I die (Hoffman – Kent - Curtis).

Personnel: Dave Restivo: piano; Jerry Fuller: drums; Neil Swainson: bass; Reg Schwager: guitar; Fred Raulston: percussion; and Michael Stuart: tenor sax.

I'm All Smiles
M-Swing Music
1999
Tracks: [Re-issue sequence] I Believe In You (Loesser); You’re Mine, You (Green - Heyman); When In Rome (Coleman - Leigh); May I Come In? (Fischer - Segal); One Morning In May (Parish - Carmichael); I’m All Smiles (Leonard - Martin); I Hadn’t Anyone Til You (Noble); One At A Time (Legrand - Bergman - Bergman); Almost In Your Arms (Livingston - Evans); My Heart Tells Me (Warren - Gordon); How Am I To Know? (Parker - King); Two For The Road (Mancini - Mercer); Sweet And Lovely (Arnheim - Tobias - Lemare); On The Other Side Of The Tracks (Coleman - Leigh).

Personnel: Group One - Tilden Webb: piano; Fraser Hollins: bass; Dave Laing: drums; Greg Clayton: guitar; and Kevin Dean: trumpet; Group Two - Steve Amirault: piano; George Mitchell: bass; Dave Laing: drums; Greg Amirault: guitar; and Steve Kaldestad: sax; Group Three - Andre White: piano; George Mitchell: bass; Dave Laing: drums; Greg Amirault: guitar; and Art Roberts: vibes.

Moodswing
M-Swing Music
1997
Tracks: [Re-issue sequence] Ridin' High (Cole Porter); Fun To Be Fooled (Harburg - Gershwin - Arlen); So Near And Yet So Far (Cole Porter); I Can't Escape From You (Robin - Whiting); Just You, Just Me (Klages - Greer); Whisper Not (Golson - Feather); Listen Little Girl w/ When Sunny Gets Blue (Landesman - Wolf / Fischer - Segal ); Devil May Care (Bob Dorough - Terrell Kirk); Indian Summer (Herbert - Dubin); Autumn Nocturne (Myrow - Gannon); I See Your Face Before Me (Dietz - Schwartz ); Somone To Light Up My Life (Jobim - Lees).

Personnel: Andre White: piano; George Mitchell: bass; Dave Laing: drums; Greg Amirault: guitar; Art Roberts: vibes; Steve Kaldestad: sax; and Kevin Dean: trumpet.

As Producer

Here Come The Boys: A Canadian Crooner Collection
Various artists
M-Swing Music / Maximum Jazz / Universal Music Canada
2004

Selected and Sequenced by George Evans

The Diva Series
Seven Discs - Anita O'Day, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Carmen MacRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Astrud Gilberto
Verve
2003

Buddy Greco: Talkin' Verve
Buddy Greco
Verve
2001

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Primary Instrument:
Vocalist

Location:
Toronto, Ontario

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