Backstage with Doc Severinsen
at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto

In the studio with Al Grey
recording Some Cats Know.

Connie with the "Fever" band
at Illusion Theater.

Connie and Sanford Moore
(on piano) at The Alexander Platz
nightclub in Rome, Italy.

At Pops for Champagne in Chicago.

Sweet Happy Life debuts at number 10 on the Billboard jazz chart

Sweet Happy Life debuts at number 10 on the Billboard jazz chart!

Connie's upbeat compilation of sixteen songs, featuring the lyrics of Norman Gimbel — who is most well known for "The Girl from Ipanema" — is what Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Susan Stamberg pops in her CD player when the news gets to be too much.

Listen to the interview here.

Sweet Happy Life was included in the best jazz of 2012 by Raymond Kent of WWOZ, New Orleans.
Here's his list of the best jazz of 2012, in no particular order:

  • Vijay Iyer, Accelerando.
  • Ahmad Jamal, Blue Moon.
  • Connie Evingson, Sweet Happy Life.
  • Marcus Miller, Renaissance.
  • Victor Wooten: Sword and Stone.
  • Brian Bromberg: In the Spirit of Jobim.
  • Brian Bromberg: Bromberg Plays Hendrix.
  • Tia Fuller: Angelic Warrior.
  • Jenny Scheinmann: Mischief & Mayhem.
  • Anat Cohen: Claroscuro.
  • Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society.

Jazz Week 2012 chart
Sweet Happy Life makes the JazzWeek Top 100 of the Year 2012!

Link to PRX
Connie appears on 13 segments of "Minnesota Voices - Certain Standards", a program Arne Fogel produced for KBEM. Listen to all 65 segments at PRX.

Connie was featured with Kevin Mahagony on Saturday Night Jazz at WUSF in Tampa

Sweet Happy Life debuts at #2 on the Roots Music Report Jazz Chart!

Sweet Happy Life - new cd by Connie Evingson

Jazz Week 2012 chart
Sweet Happy Life reaches #10 on JazzWeek's National Jazz Radio Chart!

Hear Connie sing "America the Beautiful" at MPR's Women's City Cabaret
at the Fitzgerald Theater

click on "Listen to Part 2" and fast-forward to 23:15 minutes.

"Connie's New CD Little Did I Dream hits #8 on the
College Jazz Chart! 4/08/08"


Connie has appeared in several broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion. Click on a date below to listen to an archive of the show for that date.

September 26, 2009
October 10, 2009
December 12, 2009 - Live at Town Hall, NYC

  Connie was interviewed regarding hot club jazz by Pamela Espeland at Read the full article.

  Connie's recording of "Django's Premonition" (from her CD Gypsy in My Soul) was featured on Russell Davie's BBC radio show!.

Connie Evingson - Mpls St. Paul Magazin

Connie was profiled in the September 2006 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Fever cd cover


"Fixing a Hole" from Let it Be Jazz was included in this Fresh Air segment on Friday, June 1. Listen here.


Fever cd cover


Connie's latest CD Stockholm Sweetnin' with The Hot Club of Sweden was released in July 2006! Here's what Bruce Swedien, Recording Engineer for Quincy Jones, has to say about it: "This collection makes me proud to be from Minneapolis! I can't put this lovely album away - I play it all the way through at least once every day… [Stockholm Sweetnin'] is high quality popular music that is both entertaining and intelligent!!-- Bruce Swedien, Recording Engineer and Producer


Gypsy In My Soul cd cover Jazz Week 2012 chart

Gypsy in My Soul reached #8 on JazzWeek's National Jazz Radio Chart! Connie was nominated for JazzWeek's 2005 Jazz Vocalist of the Year, along with Madeline Peyroux, Curtis Stigers and Tierney Sutton!


Fever cd cover

Connie's hit show:
Fever — The Peggy Lee Story

was featured as part of
O'Shaughnessy's 2004 - '05 Women of Substance Series


Connie is featured in Swing Journal, the Japanese magazine for jazz devotees.

September 2003 Issue


Click here for English translation.

Connie is featured on a
compilation CD
put out by
Sharper Image

along with

Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Janice Siegel, Oleta Adams, and others

check it out at: Sharper Image



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