All of Me: A Tribute to Billie Holiday Starring Samirah Evans

The Colonial Theatre: On Stage
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All of Me: A Tribute to Billie Holiday Starring Samirah Evans

Renowned for her dynamic and soulful approach to jazz and blues, Samirah Evans brings a unique New Orleans flavor to her performances. A celebrated vocalist, Evans made her debut at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1990, which led to 15 consecutive years as a featured performer. Her powerful voice and captivating stage presence have graced iconic New Orleans venues such as Snug Harbor, Tipitina’s and the House of Blues. Over her illustrious career, she has toured globally, sharing stages with legends like James Brown, B.B. King, Dr. John, Levon Helm, Aaron Neville, Terence Blanchard and Trombone Shorty.

Following Hurricane Katrina, Evans relocated to Brattleboro, Vermont, where she formed her band, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils. Gaining notoriety throughout New England, they released the acclaimed album Hot Club Live at the Vermont Jazz Center in 2011. Evans has since performed at prominent regional venues and festivals, including the Academy of Music, Iron Horse, Vermont Jazz Center and Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival. A dedicated advocate for indigenous American music, Evans has participated in educational programs and founded initiatives like “Sam’s Set and Shed” and the NOLABratts choir. Currently an Artist Associate in Jazz Voice at Williams College, she continues to inspire and mentor the next generation of musicians. Don’t miss the chance to experience Samirah Evans live celebrating the music of Billie Holiday at The Colonial Theatre!

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