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George Evans

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  • Born: Bloomington, IN
  • Years Active: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s


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All Music Guide:

Since the late '90s, George Evans has been one of Canada's top ballad singers. He swings pieces lightly and improvises while paying respect to the lyricist and composer's original intent. Because his parents were in the opera world, Evans heard a lot of classical music as a youth, along with the scores of many Broadway shows. He played trombone for nine years and in college decided to settle on singing, learning as many standards as he could. Inspired by Mel Tormé, Johnny Hartman, and Billy Eckstine, Evans developed his own approach to jazz vocalizing. While attending the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in the early '80s, he majored in musical theater. It took him some time, but when he was in his late twenties Evans knew that he was going to be a professional singer. Evans performed in New York in 1990, moved to Montreal in 1992, and settled in Toronto in 1999. He has had a wide-ranging life, working as a music archivist; a jazz journalist; and on radio; touring with the Three Crooners; producing compilation records; and recording six CDs of his own for the M-Swing and Maximum Jazz labels.


George Evans may refer to:


George Evans, 1st Baron Carbery (c. 1680–1749), Irish politicianGeorge Evans, 4th Baron Carbery (1766–1804), British politicianGeorge Evans (American politician) (1797–1867), American congressmanGeorge Evans (Australian politician) (1802–1868), politician in Victoria, AustraliaGeorge Henry Evans (1805–1855), American radical reformerGeorge Hampden Evans (died 1842), Irish politicianGeorge S. Evans (1826–1883), Texas Ranger, miner, businessman and political official


Rosser Evans (George Rosser Evans, 1867–?), Wales international rugby union playerGeorge Evans (rugby league) (born 1941), former Australian Rugby League playerGeorge Evans (basketball) (born 1971), American basketballerGeorge Evans (footballer, born 1864) (1864–1947), English football player (Manchester United)George Evans (footballer, born 1935) (1935–2000), Welsh football playerGeorge Evans (footballer, born 1994), English football player (Manchester City, Crewe Alexandra)George Evans (coach), American football, basketball, and baseball coach

Arts and literature[edit]

George "Honey Boy" Evans (1870–1915), American songwriter and entertainerGeorge Evans (cartoonist) (1920–2001), comic book artistGeorge Evans (singer) (born 1963), Canadian-American jazz vocalistGeorge Evans (bandleader) (died 1993), English jazz bandleader, arranger and tenor saxophonistGeorge Ewart Evans (1909–1988), Welsh-born schoolteacher, writer and folkloristGeorge Essex Evans (1863–1909), Australian journalist


George Evans (antiquary) (1630?–1702), English antiquaryGeorge Evans (explorer) (1780–1852), Australian explorerGeorge Evans (VC) (1876–1937), British Army officerGeorge Roche Evans (1922-1985), American Catholic bishop