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Jenny Evans

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  • Born: London, England
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s


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Born in London, England, in the lowly outskirts of Beckenham, Jenny Evans is a talented master of many trades. She is an unforgettable jazz singer, but she has also been an actress and lyricist, and she has run a jazz club for five years called Jenny's Place. She has been in musicals such as Blood Brothers, her voice has been used in films, and she even has a M.A. degree in linguistics to fall back on (as if she would ever need to). Evans moved to Munich, Germany, in 1976 to study to be a teacher of music and English. While working toward her degree, she became the lead singer for a band called Old Socks New Shoes. The ragtime numbers she performed with the group slowly blended toward classic jazz. Though she appears comfortable and capable singing anything from Gershwin songs to numbers by the Beatles, her sultry voice seems made just for jazz. In 1997, Evans released her debut album for ENJA Records, Shiny Stockings. The album won her good reviews by many. Girl Talk hit the stores in 1999 with tracks like "Love for Sale," "Mr. Bojangles," and "I Wanna Be Near to You." Evans keeps busy between recordings, playing at many clubs and festivals, and touring in Europe, Germany, Australia, Russia, and Japan.