Primary Instrument: Vocal
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.
Evingson has been a member of the vocal jazz ensemble Moore By Four since 1986, with whom she has toured the U.S., Europe and Japan, appeared on Garrison eillor's Prairie Home Companion, and opened for Harry Connick, Jr., Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae and Dizzy Gillespie. She was among the top 15 contestants in the 1998 Thelonius Monk Vocal Competition and is the winner of the 2000-2001 and 2005-2006 McKnight Artist Fellowship Award for Performing Musicians administered by MacPhail Center for Music.