Denver-based pianist, Evi Esteves delights audiences with her eclectic array of jazz repertoire flavored with Latin, funk and r&b. The unique artistry of Evi's music gives insight to her open-hearted melodic soul and bares the influence of a diverse group of musical icons including Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Dave Grusin, Monty Alexander, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Eliane Elias and Michel Camilo. Aaron Dupont of Jazz Review Magazine writes Evi Esteves is an intuitive and creative musical soul.... Danny Ulibarri of KUHS Internet/Radio describes Evi as a supreme talent.
A first generation American of Peruvian descent, Evi Esteves began to demonstrate extraordinary improvisational skills at the age of four. Through private piano instruction, she developed technical and artistic skills in various styles. At the age of fifteen, Evi earned the role of lead pianist in the nationally televised spectacular, One-Hundred Pianos. Subsequently, she began performing throughout the western United States and Canada.
As a young adult, Evi's passion for Latin music led her to Brazil where she studied music at the University of São Paulo under acclaimed director Vinicius Luis Almeida Da Silva. During college breaks, Evi traveled throughout Latin America, primarily to experience the music of diverse regional persuasion.
Upon completion of her studies, Evi returned to the United States and became involved in teaching, composing, arranging and recording music. As she established herself in the Denver area, Evi worked as a music instructor while performing as a pianist, keyboardist and back-up vocalist with music groups of various genres. She later became the musical director of legendary pop sensation, Majestic City.