Jazz and blues artist Samirah Evans will be performing this evening at the Gateways Inn. in Lenox, MA at 7:30 P.M.

During her career as a performer and recording artist, Samirah has become  known for her dynamic and soulful approach to music, especially in the jazz and blues  genres. Her musical style is heavily influenced by the New Orleans sound where she was one of the city’s most popular and in-demand singers for nearly 20 years..

Her 1990 debut at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage  Festival began a run of 15 consecutive appearances, either as a leader or featured vocalist, and she was a fixture in clubs and concert venues throughout the Crescent City, including Snug Harbor, Tipitina’s and the House of Blues.  Evans has toured North and South America, Europe and Asia, sharing stages with a multitude of New Orleans notables and legendary artists, including James Brown, B.B. King, Dr. John, Aaron and Charles Neville, Sheila Jordan, Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison Jr., Poncho Sanchez, Bob Dorough, Irma Thomas, Kermit  Ruffins, Trombone Shorty, Jaimoie (of the Allman
Brothers), and Sam Kininger.

Hurricane Katrina caused Samirah to relocate to her  husband’s hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. She has  since been performing in venues and festivals throughoutt the northeast with her band, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, and her classic New Orleans R&B choir, the NOLABratts, among other projects.

For more info on Samirah Evans and to check out her music, performance schedule etc., go here

(biographical information sent to WSBS from the Gateways Inn for online use. The info originated from Samirah Evans' website and is used by permission)