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Cabaret Jazz featuring EVALINA EVERIDGE with Peggy Ratusz, and Jesse Earl Junior on Fri Oct 30th 2015 at 8pm

Photo by Frank Zipperer - 
The Music Shooter

You Give Me Fever: Songs of Love and Passion

Join us for an evening of smoldering tunes from the 1930's to contemporary times, celebrating the agony and ecstasy of love! 

Evalina Everidge brings her smooth and sultry vocals, complemented by the sweet blues notes of Peggy Ratusz and the honey velvet tones of Jesse Earl Junior. Making this spicy love gumbo really cook are the outstanding musicians Dr. Bill Bares on piano, Zack Page on bass and Justin Watt on drums.

"…..a gift to the Asheville Jazz community, Evalina has a passion for expressing the sentiments of her favorite composers and lyricists with a voice that carries their melodies and phrases to heightened places! With a confident and natural stage presence, the feelings she conjures, whether forlorn, joyful, sexy or soulful, will have you wanting more while at the same time, feeling satisfied. The way she turns a phrase the fact that her voice is unique to the scene is more than enough reason to check out this chick!"
   ---Peggy Ratusz

Photo by Frank Zipperer - 
The Music Shooter
Evalina Everidge is a torch singer in the timeless old school tradition. Her sultry vocal stylings evoke a soft embrace and her smooth delivery swings! While the musical influences reflected in her sound range from Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson, Blossom Dearie, and Sarah Vaughn, to Maria Maldaur and Bonnie Raitt, make no mistake, her vocal style is her own.

Her love for jazz started from the crib when her uncle serenaded her on trumpet with jazz ballad lullabies! Throughout her childhood she performed songs at parties and family gatherings from the Great American Songbook and Blues and Big Band records that filled her home. By the time she was a young adult, you could find her in coffee houses from D.C to Berkeley, NYC to Amsterdam, performing folk tunes and music of the times; she subsequently joined an all-girl R&B/Rock band.

Ms. Everidge went on to express herself in musical theater and worked for a decade as half of a Roots and Blues duo in South Florida. After an extended hiatus she has at last come full circle, back to her first love, embracing once again the timeless music of the Jazz and Blues Divas. You can find her performing at venues throughout WNC and bringing her audiences along in the celebration!

"Your whole thing is happening. You sing too good!"
Sheila Jordan, NEA Jazz Master, about Evalina

"Her voice sounds like an angel that drank a little too much bourbon." Reverbnation fan