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Long time jazz enthusiast (drummer). Just discovered your terrific talent and love what you have recorded. All the best… Terry from Columbus, OH

Terry Steinhauser

- February 1, 2019

Connie, it’s going to be -30 farenheit tonight in Minneapolis – tomorrow a high of -17. Why don’t you come down to Arozona and warm our hearts (and your toes) at the MIM or at the NASH?? It’ll be a beautiful +75 om sunny Phoenix tomorrow> We need you & you need us – it’s a win-win for everone!


- January 29, 2019



- January 11, 2019

Hi Connie,
I was looking for nice versions of Caravan and I bumped into yours. Then I found out some of the songs you sing are also included in my repertoire! I love the way you sing, I find you an honest artist!

Paola Seminara

- January 5, 2019

I love your music! I am an active musician and appreciate any genre of gifted singing – have you ever thought of coming to Wisconsin? I live in Oshkosh and we have The Grand Opera House which would be a wonderful venue for you and your music. Monroe Crossing has performed there several times over the years. Something to consider!

Paula Steinert

- November 27, 2018

Yesterday I was listening to Jazz24 (KNKX Seattle). A beautiful voice starts singing these lovely lyrics in a gypsy jazz style. I’m alone in a hotel room in Zaragoza Spain and the song was comforting as I’m missing my wife back home in Vancouver. Anyway, I did not know the song or the artist singing it. I found out it was you! The song is “Until”. Thank you.

Michael King

- October 9, 2018

Just found your music and fallen deeply in love with it.


Cheser, Uk - September 23, 2018

Hi, love your music. Last time I saw you was about five years ago in Madison. Hope you have plans to come to Milwaukee or Madison soon.


- August 28, 2018

I've recently discovered Connie Evingson music on Pandora.

In addition to listening to all types of music on Pandora while I drive, I specifically listen to Ms. Evingson's music during self directed yoga practices, which typically last for 2 hours at a time. As one can imagine, this self directed yoga practice is exceptionally challenging, both physically & mentally. The voice, the style of music & instruments backing her songs has the twofold effect to calm the mind and help to deal with the discomfort of each yoga pose, held for 5 minutes each.

I was curious to know if Ms. Evingson live performance schedule included the Chicago / Milwaukee metro areas?

It would be all too cool to see and listen in concert to the music to which I listen 2x per week on Pandora.

Rick Piacenza

Deerfield, IL 60015 - August 24, 2018

When are you going to tour the States — spread that talent around.

Larry J Gillham

Roanoke, TX USA - July 2, 2018

Love your music!

Rita Espiritu

Falls Church, VA USA - April 18, 2018

Thank You! You and your band are an absolute treasure! I have been fortunate enough to have gone to about 5 or 6 of your concerts over the past 15 years. Everyone of them was a fabulous from the heart performance. I’m just home from your latest, and looking forward to the next.

David Poretti

Minneapolis, MN - November 19, 2017

I love your music and have re-discovered your appearances on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. In particular, I heard “Autumn in St. Paul” which you did on the show a few years ago. I would love to hear you do a rendition of “St. Paul State of Mind” by altering the lyrics of “New York State of Mind” sung originally by Billy Joel.

Hank Hofmann

Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1N2 Canada - August 29, 2017

Ginny and I have just returned from our cross country trip. We had a wonderful time everywhere we went, but our time in Minneapolis was more than just wonderful. Thanks to you, Connie, it was MAGICAL. Your warmth and graciousness (not to mention your prodigious talent) made Jazz In The Lounge the highlight of our adventure. Thanks so much!

Ken Collins

Lansdale, PA United States - June 22, 2017

Hi Connie, if you ever come across Geramany we would love to host you in a wonderful historic cellar theatre in Zwingenberg, Germany – between Heidelberg and Frankfurt. Cheers

Leo Ohrem

Jugenheim, Deutschland - June 11, 2017

My cross country trip is finally a reality! I’ll be stopping in Minneapolis when you’re performing on June 7. Can hardly wait!

Ken Collins

Lansdale, PA United States - May 31, 2017

Discovered you on Pandora, and now I love your wonderful voice. I cannot describe it but I have to stop to listen every time you come on. Your rendition of Besame Mucho is the best I have heard, and I have heard many. Come out to Utah or Las Vegas, I would love to go to one of your concerts.

Bill D

St. George, UT United States - May 30, 2017

looking forward to you visiting on the west coast….san francisco area

Robert McAdams

Napa, CA United States - April 8, 2017

I met you back in the nineties. I would love to hear you perform. Please let me know your upcoming performances. Thanks.

Scott Selmer

New York City, NY United States - March 11, 2017

Played a number of your Minnehaha releases on my former “Modern Jazz Classics” program which was internationally syndicated.All that Minnehaha sent were featured on one or more of my programs. My favorite: your collaboration with the late Dudley Hill’s Pearl Django, “Gypsy In My Soul.” My favorite from that release: I Cover The Waterfront. Hope all is well with you and your career.

Bob "Dr Bob" Stockton

United States - February 10, 2017

I was stunned to read yesterday’s obituary of Ross, and mentioned this sad news to several friends of mine who I have brought with me in recent years to hear you at St. Barney’s. They were equally saddened. We all want to extend our condolences.

Bob Sipkins

Plymouth, MN United States - January 28, 2017

Connie– so sorry to hear about Ross the news travels fast even down to Phx AZ I don’t have any other contact info for you except this Here is a poem I find comforting in days like this Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glint on snow I am the sunlight on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn rain When you wake in the morning hush I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight I am the soft starlight at night Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep JOYCE FOSSE

Larry Berle

Phoenix, AZ United States - January 27, 2017

Sorry for your loss.

Ray Lallier

Edina, MN USA - January 27, 2017

Hi Connie, Any January engagements in the TC? Still at the Mpls Women’s Club? You played at our wedding reception and we miss you! Mary Gallagher and Doug Dill

Mary Gallagher

St. Paul, MN USA - January 22, 2017

Was just introduced buy accidental discovery. I was searching some Diana Krall stuff. She was in our school band class under a Mr. Lowrey playing the piano. Your name was referenced and gave you a listen. I forgot how much I enjoyed jazz in school band, for me you bought the romance of jazz back.


Nanaimo, BC USA - January 19, 2017

Hi, Connie! A few months ago I discovered your work. This is something that I love so much! When alone at home, I am listening to you and dance. It is such a pleasure! Thank you! Constantly I am listening to you at work. Our patients ask me who is singing? It’s great!. I tell them your brief biography and write on a piece of paper your name so they can find you at home on the Internet. Thank you! Be healthy and giving us all happy!


Netanya, Israel - January 13, 2017

I had the good fortune to hear you via Pandora and am enchanted at your singing, phrasing and the spirit that comes through you music. I look forward to catching your show if you come out here to Portland, Oregon….

Bill Edwards

Portland, OR USA - November 25, 2016

My wife and I were delighted by your perf at Campbell Steele Gallery in Marion this past Friday (11/18/16). Somehow you managed to wow us even more thoroughly than at your also awesome show there earlier this year. Thanks for doing what you do. And for doing it so superbly and with such a fine sense of musical history.

Kim Ketelsen

Marion, IA USA - November 20, 2016

Your set at the Jungle was the perfect antidote to Election 2016. Beautiful. Thank you.


USA - November 6, 2016

Hi Connie! I’m Rafael and i’m from Brazil. I’m a musical researcher of christmas albums… This is my lovely job… Please, by the love of Lord, sell your christmas album in Google Play Music, so, i can buy it… Itunes is not available to my country, unfortunately… But Google Play Music are available to my country… Please, make me happy, putting a smile in my face now!!! It’s my dream hear the christmas songs that i love in your angelical voice… Please, do my dream happens!!! Thanks in advance and i’ll wait for your answer, ok? Best regards, Rafael


Brazil - October 24, 2016

I am a so so Jazz pianist. Am planning to cut my first CD at age 80. I have a list of 25 songs I play to choose from. In searching for the “best” recordings of these I was amazed to find someone I never heard of place 5 on the list. You’re more gifted than Ella or Billie in my opinion. In my life you’re the first woman to stir attraction with voice alone. I couldn’t find the French Lyrics to Duke’s April in Paris on the web. Where can I find them?

Gary Hachtel

Boulder, CO USA - September 29, 2016

Aloha Connie! Just want to thank GOD & you for the great gift he has given you and the great gift you have given the world with your awesome voice!! “Your Natural Talent”. First heard you threw my Pandora station! !!Thank you again!! -eve

Eve Pena

Texas USA - September 16, 2016

I first knew about you some years ago, Connie. Since then I don’t stop valuing your talent. Congrats por ‘All the Cats Join In’. We love you!

Aldo Riva Stratti

New York, NY USA - September 15, 2016

Connie, I discovered your music some time ago. I think you have the greatest voice!! Please continue to produce such fantastic work. Your pictures on your website are mesmerizing.

Michael Marness

OK USA - August 23, 2016

Live in in the LA area and would love to see you live. Hope if you’re ever in town you’ll let your fans know.

Ted Anderson

USA - August 2, 2016

I have been a jazz lover all of my life. A busy career and family have restricted my exposure, for the past many years, to the likes of Pandora where I created a “Hot Club” station. Connie Evingson kept showing up and I always gave her a “thumbs up”. Finally I downloaded some of her music and became a fan. Last week I decided to expose myself back into the live music scene. I was elated to see that Connie was performing at the Dunsmore Room in Fridley. It was one of the most enjoyable evenings I have spent in some time. Connie – you are awesome and I plan to see you again. Thanks for sharing your gift of song and your talented musicians.

Donald Giroux

Ham Lake, MN USA - July 22, 2016

Would love to know if you’re singing anywhere in the Twin Cities in August? I will have out-of-country visitors who I know will love you!

Colleen Slater

USA - July 21, 2016

I live in a famous Florida Golf Community but it also has many professional places in wish to perform. If you decide to perform here, I can pick you up in my Golf cart. Welcome (hopefully)to The Villages, Florida.

Peter M Brooks

The Villages, FL USA - June 25, 2016

I’m very picky with my ‘likes’..! But having only just discovered you a few months ago (gypsy in my soul) I find that I adore you! Night And Day, Caravan.. You have a stunningly beautiful voice, thank-you for sharing it xx


Portland, UK - June 9, 2016

Dear Connie: a favorite is Diana Krall’s Let’s Face the Music and Dance; she has been here to Blossom Music Center. I also enjoyed a favorite concert here by Karen Phillip, Lani Hall, and Brasil 66. I have a new favorite. Please come, though we may prefer intimate Nighttown. Or I’ll visit daughter-in-law’s brother there. Or both. My Best Wishes, Bing

Bingham Blossom

Chagrin Falls, OH USA - May 8, 2016

Thank you for sharing your musical gifts with us at Campbell Steele Gallery in Marion. I’d happily anticipated your exceptional voice, your impeccable phrasing and strong playing from your band — and you more than met those expectations. What I hadn’t reckoned on was coming to realize how you’re helping to keep so many wonderful, timeless songs alive and vibrant. I can’t wait to experience you performing live again one day soon.

Kim Ketelsen

Marion, IA USA - April 30, 2016

Hi Connie, You’re a bit of an inspiration to my quartet back here in Virgina. We’re wondering if you could share your lyrics to “Nuages.” BTW, I play chromatic harmonica. On occasions when Toots is unavailable, I’m your man. ;o) Meanwhile, good luck, best regards, and thanks for your work. __Jack

Jack Fretwell

Reston, VA USA - April 24, 2016

Last night’s concert was truly fabulous. And you have gathered a super group of talented musicians to join you. It is such a delight to sit in the audience at the Jungle and just “drink” in your music. Thank you. And how about calling it “CONNIE’S HOT CLUB JAZZ”

Kristine Aasheim

Wayzata, MN USA - April 18, 2016

Connie, For the name of your group, how about Les Étoiles du Nord, a plural take on the state motto? A rough translation as The Stars of the North would pretty accurately describe you guys! Jim H

Jim Hewitt

Inver Grove Heights, MN USA - April 18, 2016

Whenever my wife and I visit St Paul/Minneapolis, we always end up on Grand Ave. There is a neat dress shop in an old house run by a person from eastern Europe on Grand, between Chatsworth and Milton, (north side of street) you might take a look. Always enjoy your music on Pandora!

Howard Partch

Anacortes, WA USA - March 23, 2016

I’ve loved your music for years, and can’t wait for more! Please come sing in Hawaii for your fans out here! I soooo wish your music was on Tidal HiDefinition streaming – it would sound even more amazing! Aloha

Peter Michaud

Hilo, HI USA - January 20, 2016

Found you on Amazon Prime Music. Wow, you are great! I enjoy your music a lot. Your rendition of “Killing me softly” is the best I have ever heard, haunting and lovely. Thank you for the work you put into your craft, it bring me a lot of joy.

Kenneth Smith

Jenison, MI USA - January 5, 2016

Connie … I would like to see if it would be possible to bring you and your band in for a performance during the winter/spring of 2016. I’ll look forward to hearing from you. Thanks … Craig

Craig Campbell

Marion, IA USA - December 8, 2015

ridiculously talented and so pretty. wow, unbeatable combination! Have you on my phone, so listening to your great tracks every day , never tire. So many good singers make such poor choices with songs. But you have such good taste and the musicians you work with are superb. I am a portrait painter and would love tp paint your portrait. and see you perform live. I may ask you when i have finished the book i’m working on next summer, Hoping to come to the States after that With Admiration Claude

Claude Money

USA - December 4, 2015

When are you coming to Florida?

J. Ramalho

Lake Wales, FL USA - November 10, 2015

when will you be at jazz alley again


Seattle, WA USA - October 30, 2015

Discovered you on the Kat Edmonson Pandora station. Loved your voice so much I now have a Connie Evingson station. How cool is Pandora. Let me know if you’re ever playing in NYC. David S

David Stravitz

New York, NY USA - October 25, 2015

every note,chrisp,añd clear,wonderful show by all last night at the new View-“view-car-A”(old artist quarter)so glad I went,sat in center sound was great,cozy night,good food,nice crowd…hope she comes there often..great show,,local treasure of tallant,kind we need in twin cities,and St.paul..ces LA vie,.

Joe Stumpf, III

St. Paul, MN USA - September 23, 2015

Is there really any female jazz singer better than Connie Evingson on the stage today? I was totally pleased in seeing Connie and her small group play at the Jungle theater during my recent trip back to Minneapolis on September 6th. Both shows were sold out (no surprise there) and Connie was able to help me secure a much coveted ticket to see her perform. It was quite the show and showcased some great talent and the opportunity to experience Connie’s unique ability to interpret standards from classical American fare. It’s time for Connie to start performing some of her own inner musical secrets!


Phoenix, AZ USA - September 10, 2015

Hi, Connie. The Frishberg song you and I and Jon were trying to think of after the afternoon show is “Looking Good.” The corollary to “You Would Rather Have the Blues.” Once again, wonderful performance. Not everyone can do Dave’s songs but, like Bix, “you’re one of the favored few.”

Andy Moore

Brookline, MA USA - September 8, 2015

Yoyoyoyo Connie!! :o)


USA - September 4, 2015

Congratulations on such a wonderful and prominent singing career! We met eons ago when I worked with Robert Whitman and we later spoke briefly on the phone about your work with David Hamilton. Take care!

Scott Lawrence

Duluth, MN USA - August 8, 2015

Connie, My husband and I have been fans for years. Today we were taking a long drive home and heard the song, I Shall be Released, by Bob Dylan. Arriving home, I looked up versions by the Tremeloes, The Band, etc. We concluded no one has nailed this emotional, moving song. We think you are the one to record it! Lisa


Minneapolis, MN USA - July 12, 2015

I just want to say I am enjoying your voice and your interpretation. Your arrangements are great! Are they available? my group would love to cover some of your songs. Please keep doing what you’re doing! Thanks, Doug

Doug Elvin

Milton, ON CA - June 13, 2015

I’ve been listening to you sing for several years now, once I discovred that you were a jazz artist, after hearing you on a local jazz radio program here in Arizona. I distinctly remember your beautiful presence and smile when I first met you at the Urban Arts program, long ago in Minneapolis. I plan to visit home late this summer and will certainly be looking to see whether you’ll be performing locally at that time. Keep on smiling…

Anatol Prehar

Phoenix, AZ USA - June 10, 2015

Connie, I remember you when we were students at Minnesota Dance Theatre! How wonderful that you’ve blossomed as a singer since those days. Sincere admiration and *respect* for your range and repertoire! You should totally book some gigs in Wine Country here in Sonoma County. I guarantee that the audience here would love you. All the best, Chris

Chris Lyman

Santa Rosa, CA USA - June 8, 2015

Pandora brought a great gift the other day, Gypsy in my Soul, since then I can not stop hearing. Great singer, great band, great choice of songs. A Master Piece.

Mauricio S Franco

Sunny Isles, FL USA - June 6, 2015

parma,may 29th,.you say on your website..6-8pm…parma says all music starts at 7:30pm till 9 or 9:30………..are you trying to get us having a few before you sing? got some pics for you…….

Joe Stumpf

St. Paul, MN USA - May 8, 2015

I just unboxed a CD of Jazz Arts Big Band Bob Anderson gave me many years ago. How far you have come! I’ve been enjoying your superb voice for a few years and now know why you sounded so familiar to me. I grew up hearing Bonnie Herman do studio work and know pure excellence when I hear it…. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world! Are you coming to Chicago anytime soon? I would love to see you perform. If not, I might just come to Mpls. Thanks! Dave Severson

David Severson

Morton Grove, IL USA - April 28, 2015

really enjoyed your voice.. and wonder if you ever met or sang with Bob Dillon also a Hibbing born native ?

William Griffin

Gainesville, GA USA - March 28, 2015

I discovered you on Pandora, and from there I discovered that you are in the Twin Cities, as am I. How cool is that?! I have signed up for your event mailings, and I am looking forward to hearing more of you. 🙂

Kirin Loomis

USA - March 23, 2015

We used to live in Mpls. and first heard you at the old Sophie’s where you mistakenly and happy birthday to my hubby. We are big fans,but live in FL now. Come check out the Sarasota arts scene…it’s phenomenal! My hubby turns 60 in late April……can we hire you to come sing here? He listens to your CD’s ALL the time!!

Stephanie Campbell

Sarasota, FL USA - March 5, 2015

Come to dc!

Jay Winton

University Park, MD USA - February 20, 2015


Karen Pennington

USA - January 7, 2015

Love our first cd and are singing along and can’t wait to buy more and host you at my house with someone playing my Steinway

Barbara Ballinger

Rhinebeck, NY USA - December 24, 2014

Great music with superb style. Wish I had learned of Connie’s music long ago. Wish I was back in MN so I could see her perform live. Hopefully she’ll be out in VA one day in not too distant future. Please keep the wonderful music coming out – great for days with sound up and top down. – Mike

Michael W. Harris

Virginia Beach, VA USA - December 18, 2014

Just heard a sing of yours on radio and lived it. Great work


USA - December 18, 2014

I just discovered this wonderful artist and her wide variety of musical friends. I’ve spent the last 2 nights listening to everything I can. ( I now know what I want for Christmas. ) If ever in the Carolina’s performing … I’m there with a dozen friends in tow.

E. Cooper Mattocks

Sanford, NC USA - November 25, 2014

I have downloaded most of your music and will definately down load your new album. It gets cold in Minnesota hopefully you’ll do a show in Arizona sometime in the future.

Pete Mortensen

Mesa, AZ USA - October 31, 2014

finally saw a singer show at the new Dakota Jazz…it was good, and it was you ! enjoyed a wonderful evening. really got to hear you voice,.what can i say,.like a smooth quiet version of chris connor,.(i was imagining a horn section with the combo,.thats just me, i like horns and jazz.).Did you like the pictures at mears park jazz of you,mr serious amature phots for fun, and thanks for the extra CD !

Joseph Stumpf, III

USA - October 20, 2014

Connie, “Solitude” sold me. Thank you for a wonderful new album!

Steve Wardrip

Owensboro, KY USA - October 19, 2014

Hi Connie. Had an interesting dream with the music channel on. Woke up and your song “Gypsy in my soul” was playing. Found this site, and just wanted to say hi. Hi ! Sersh (South Africa)

Sershen Naidoo

Durban, KZN South Africa - October 13, 2014

Hi Connie, We have been enjoying all your CD’s. Wish we could come back up soon for another performance. I am excited to see your new CD coming out next week. Hopefully you come to Florida soon to perform. Our Best, MaryElla and Tim

MaryElla and Tom

Orlando, FL USA - September 24, 2014

“Discovered” you about a year ago. Your voice is amazing; the music cool and I hope you get to the DFW area for live performance — soon.


USA - August 15, 2014

Hi Connie: You and your trio at last night’s performance in Virgina, MN were OUTSTANDING. We have most of your CDs in our library. Because you’re a Hibbing native, we don’t understand why the home you grew up in isn’t featured among local sites to see, like Bob Dylan’s boyhood home and our richest gem, the Hibbing high school. Many thanks for two hours of great entertainment. Joe and Sue

Joe & Sue Gnoza

Hibbing, USA - June 28, 2014

What is on your schedule for July?

MaryElla Banks

Orlando, FL USA - June 10, 2014

I was looking for the chords to “Nature boy”, then found you on YouTube, quick look on Amazon and now your voice echoes around the House, glad I found you.


Redruth, England - May 20, 2014

Please send us your upcoming schedule … we would love to fly up to see you perform. just bought 2 cds and would love to see you live

MaryElla Banks

Orlando, FL USA - May 11, 2014

Connie – I listen a lot to Jazz24 and hear you on it. I love your music. Unfortunately, there is no imminent prospect of my making it to Minnesota to hear you live so Jazz24 will be the best I can do for now. If ever you tour in the UK though, please let me know – I will come to see you for sure!

David Gorsuch

Marlow, Buckinghamshire UK - March 16, 2014

I really enjoyed your tribute to Peggy Lee. I will be seeing you live tonight.

Mark Flaten

Wayzata, MN USA - March 15, 2014

Just sent you an email, then discovered your Guestbook. I just love Sweet Happy Life. It always boosts my mood and makes me smile. You have a special way of interpreting standards. Will you ever come to Hawaii or Hilo, Hawaii?

Gloria Kobayashi

Hilo, HI USA - February 17, 2014

I met you many years ago at a little club in St. Paul and bought a couple of CDs. There are about 900 songs in my jazz genre on my iPod, and you have come circling around year after year. Tonight I’m inspired to tell you how much I love your singing — it’s clear and moving, radiant. Never give up. You have the gift, a child could see that. Thank you for filling my house with your sweet voice!

Mary Hey

USA - February 8, 2014

Do you ever perform live in Michigan? I live in the Kalamazoo area.

Patti Fleming

Hickory Corners, MI USA - January 15, 2014


Darryl Mitchell

Coralville, IA USA - December 26, 2013

Hi Connie, I’ve been meaning to get in touch, it was great to hear and speak with you at Iguana in New York. I’ve been listening online and am going to download some stuff shortly. I’d love to learn more about your influences. cheers, Michael

Michael Simon Hall

New York, NY USA - December 12, 2013

I love your voice. I haven’t been able to get Bluesette out of my mind for weeks!! I look forward to hearing you live someday.

David Bourne

Portland, ME USA - November 20, 2013

Thank you Connie for your wonderful vocals with Parisota Hot Club at our wedding reception at Sweeneys on October 4th. Everyone raved about the music and you in particular. My 3 brothers fell in love with you! We felt the music was a gift to our guests. Thank you and looking forward to hearing you sing again at the Mpls Womens Club on December 4th, when we won’t be quite so distracted. Mary and Doug.

Mary Gallagher

USA - November 15, 2013

OMG!Susan Stamberg was right. After the NPR interview and learning you grew up listening to L,H,&R,I ordered Sweet Happy Life and Gypsy In My Soul. Every word clear. Every note pure. Great musicians too. Wife very suspicious. Why would a 75-year-old house husband have the stereo full blast and be dancing with a broom when she gets home from work, house a mess and dinner not on the table? Hmm.

Mark Crocker

Houston, TX USA - October 19, 2013

Love your music. Please come to Boston!

George Montgomery

Andover, MA USA - September 23, 2013

Hi Connie! I found out about you when KPLU-FM 88.5 played “Until”. I’m so glad to have discovered you! If you ever make it to Seattle, maybe Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley (fabulous venue) we’ll be there. Best Wishes for continued success, Kat


Puyallup, WA USA - September 8, 2013

Connie, we just got your CD, and what was going to be listening to one song over coffee turned into song after song. Your voice is captivating, your sidemen perfection. Your tonality is spot on, your timing as well, and you step away from the melody just enough to make it fun without losing the listener. Thank you, thank you. Tana Wedum


Broomfield, CO USA - August 21, 2013

I just heard you for the first time ever and I am in LOVE! I was listening to a station that I created on Pandora and you came on. I had to stop what I was doing and see who this was singing. You have an absolutely beautiful voice and you now have a new fan.

Jeremy Lansing

Memphis, TN USA - August 20, 2013

I was just listening to my Madeleine Peyroux station on Pandora when I heard your Gypsy in My Soul…you are great! Any chance you will be in the LA area anytime soon? Love your voice and your music.

Ross Williams

Sherman Oaks, CA USA - August 16, 2013

Your latest CD just arrived, very nice indeed. Such a wonderful voice and wonderful song selections. Thank you. I hope your life goes well.

Eric Gardner

Saint Johns, AZ USA - August 8, 2013

Connie, heard you on NPR. Wow! Come to the San franisco Bay Area and play at 142 Throckmorton. The house will be packed!

Chris and Doug

Mill Valley, CA USA - August 4, 2013

Heard you for the first time on NPR. Would love to buy your CDs but everywhere I turn seems to be “temporarily out of stock.” What gives?


Chicago, IL USA - August 2, 2013

Hi Connie, Great job on the NPR interview. Susan Stamberg starts her day with your wonderful music and joins your fans having sweet happy days. We’ll see you next time you make it up to Seattle.

Walt Wilson

Normandy Park, WA USA - July 29, 2013

Hi Connie; please come on out to Carmel and perform at the Sunset Center. Beautiful Venue and you will pack the house!


Pacific Grove, CA USA - July 29, 2013

Hi, As a native Minnesotan, I have followed Connie’s singing since the ’90s. In fact, I reviewed her “I Have Dreamed” CD for JAZZ MIDWEST (now defunct, unfortunately). I just heard her interviewed on NPR, hearing bits of her tribute to Norman Gimbel (what a wonderful lyricist). Where can I get a copy of that recording? All the best to a lovely lady with a wonderful singing voice, Tom Jacobsen

Thomas Jacobsen

New Orleans, LA USA - July 28, 2013

I too listened to your interview on public radio this morning. I was surprised to find that Shazam did not recognize your songs. Hope your music will get more recognition as your voice, positive themes (and enunciation) are quite refreshing.

Robert Ratliff

Buena Park, CA USA - July 28, 2013

I heard you on Minnesota Public Radio, this morning. Very impressed with your voice. Delighted to hear you are from Hibbing, MN. Hope to see you perform live in the near future; in the meantime, planning to acquire some of your recordings. Thanks for sharing your gift.

Deanna Ellestad

Knife River, MN USA - July 28, 2013

Heard you (and of you) on NPR this AM. VERRY NIICE work! And come down to the South, but August is probably NOT a good time for a Minnesotan. Sing long and prosper.


Greenville, NC USA - July 28, 2013

very very nice

Gary Levine

Norwich, CT USA - June 29, 2013

Connie-Congratulations on your upcoming appearance at Lincoln Center. I am excited for you and wish I could be there. Best Regards from one of your fans

Dan Chandler

Minneapolis, MN USA - June 9, 2013

Connie – you are fabulous! I wish you’d come to California to perform! We have three good venues here in Napa: the Opera House, the Uptown Theatre, and Silo’s. Please – come to Napa!! -DR

Daryl Roberts

Napa, CA USA - June 8, 2013

Having had time to assimilate your latest disc ; this music is Outstanding, amoung the very best ! You are a Blessed Gift to All us fans of excellent music, and warm the hearts of musicians like me, who glean much pleasure from your Wonderful sounds. The other players are also exceptional. The horn work of Dave Karr is Magical ! You are All Very Special ! Thanks Connie and All involved in making this wonderful sound ! Love & Peace Djangojazz David Williams

David Williams

Marietta, GA USA - May 16, 2013

Connie, I’ve downloaded many of your songs on Itunes. I love your style and your voice. Keep doing, please, what you have been doing!

Jim Lynch

USA - May 15, 2013

Just heard “Peel Me A Grape ” on KCSM Jazz 91-it’s the first time I have heard you – what a solid track! You are one hell of an artist! (Since I am a vocal “snob” that’s a true compliment!) Please come to the SF Bay Area soon- perhaps Feinstein’s at the Nikko?

Karen Pennington

Hayward, CA USA - May 11, 2013

AHHH Connie, Looks like we’re going to miss one of your N.Y.appearances. We JUST returned fr/ there Mon. 5/6. What a line up, we’ve been long time fans of Sachal,Feinstein & Wynton, then to have you added to the mix? It makes the heart pound. The Allen Room is a grea intimate venue, perfect for you. I’ll alert Vic & Diane, though i believe they have a subscription or are on the J.A.L.C. mailing list. Have a blast, I know this is going to be a wonderful show, like i said…AHHH Connie. Besos, Manny

Manny Villarrubia

Seal Beach, CA USA - May 9, 2013

Connie, I just picked up your cd Gypsy in my Soul. I played it through twice and loved every minute! It is a pure gas. Thanks for the music!

Terence Dillon

Manhatten Beach, CA USA - May 7, 2013

Hi Connie I love your albums and listen frequently. Would you consider print especially gipsy in my soul album in vinyl format?


Istanbul, Turkey - April 15, 2013

Sweet Happy Life on Pandora& I instantly went to & put your CD in my cart for my sweet man’s birthday! We both are enjoying the whole musical selection & your voice/delivery. Hope to see you live someday– and I’m looking forward to purchasing more of your CDs!! Thanks!

Lora V

Huntington, WV USA - April 6, 2013

i’m a jazz guitarist/vocalist & do “agua de beber”. i went thru 200 itunes to download the best vocal version & you won. thx for all the tunes you provide me for listening & encourage me to do! you’re a gift to the world of music! Larry “K”

Larry Komberec aka larry "K"

Palmyra, WI USA - March 10, 2013

Connie, I listened to your voice yesterday just by chance while cooking ! “Lullaby of the leaves”….Great interpretation, deep from your heart. No words to express my admiration. You’re just perfect.


Trelew, Chubut Argentina - March 8, 2013

Connie, I was my great pleasure to meet you after your first night performance at Dimitrio’s Jazz Alley a couple of months ago. I introduced myself and offered you my personal perspective that “You are wonderful!” Well, I just had to share it with someone. You and I had a short discussion about Brazilian music and how it is particularly poignant, with songs like Dindi, Insensatez, Girl from Ipanema, Meditation, etc., all written by Antonio Carlos Jobim; not the blues but a softer, sadly sensitive variation that somehow fits in with the samba culture of Brazil. I love your song selections and have discovered how many of them are on my list of 100 personal favorites. I can’t wait for you to return to Seattle. Hurry back. Walt Wilson

Walt Wilson

Normandy Park, WA USA - March 5, 2013

Just discovered you on pandora. If you ever come to Seattle or San Fran would like to get notification so I could listen to you live.

Ray Gonzalez

Seattle, WA USA - March 2, 2013

I just heard you sing “Night and Day” and I loved it. Uplifting piece. Back in the 60s and early 70s I was friends with Johnny Mercer and his wife Ginger and stayed at their Laguna Beach house often and I learned to love the sound. I must say you do it well.

Joe Cole

Weatherford, TX USA - March 2, 2013

I’m a vocalist in the Colorado Springs area and always looking for great material. I heard ‘Sweet Happy Life’ while driving and new it was a tune I’d love to cover. I really like the message and the feel of this tune. I’m glad to have discovered you through this song!

Kerri Painter

Colorado Springs, CO USA - February 18, 2013

Fabulous voice! How does one get booking info?? Thanks, Dan

Dan Blow

Hartford, CT USA - February 10, 2013

Connie, I second Daryl’s comment about coming to the Napa Valley Opera House. That makes at least two of us in the audience. . .

Martin Ash

USA - February 7, 2013

Hi Connie, I listen to me just your music on! I like it very much, and your voice is gorgeous. Greetings from Germany. ♥ Janine


Nuremberg, D USA - January 28, 2013

Kathy & I met you in Seattle several times and enjoy your music. Our first meeting was at the Triple Door with Tim Brandt and am a Yooper. Met you at Bake’s Place with Pearl Django and share our table with you after the show. Best of luck in the future.

Kathy & Bill Wassberg

San Antonio, TX USA - January 13, 2013

Heard the interview and cuts from your album last night on KJZZ. Love to hear your background as my daughter just graduating high school has similar background. Looks like show is sold out at MIM. I will call just in case. All the best. Barry

Barry Lewus

Scottsdale, AZ USA - January 12, 2013

Hi Connie – We have recently moved to Sioux City, IA and would love to share your music with new friends and old family as a Christmas gift. Would it be possible for you to sign 10 copies of The Secret of Christmas? We will gladly pay the requisite amount plus shipping. Thinking fondly of you, and father-in-law Ken Roth at this special time of year. God Bless, Amy & Richard

Amy & Richard Roth

Sioux City, IA USA - December 4, 2012

Hi Connie, I’ve enjoyed your CD of Dave Frishberg’s songs for the last year or so and have just downloaded ‘Sweet Happy Life’ from UK Amazon. Wonderful! I’ve listened to it at least five times through in the last three days and several of your recordings of those songs have become the definitive performances for me. I’ll be back for some more of your albums soon!

Gerry Burrows

Prudhoe, England - November 10, 2012

Connie, We had the pleasure of attending your Jazz in the Jungle performance, and I can only describe the evening as magic. You and your band were nothing short of amazing. Good memories and smiles for many years. Thank you, George and Kou

George Heriot

St. Paul, MN USA - November 8, 2012

Connie – please come to Napa California. There are lots of venues (Napa Valley Opera House, Lincoln Theatre, the Uptown Theatre, Silos . . .). Would love to see you perform. You’re terrific. -DR

Daryl Roberts

Napa, CA USA - October 30, 2012

Hi Connie, in Chile there are many people waiting for you. When will you come? Kisses

Mario Marin

Santiago, Chile - October 10, 2012

Hey Connie, I happened to hear, through a friend of mine, a number of your songs (a.o. After you’ve gone, In a Sentimental Mood) and I love your work! Not only is your voice beautiful, but I love the original accompaniment: Django guitar and accordion, which I play myself. I play in a band with the same type of Hot Club De France instruments. It must be a big thrill those great old jazztunes with such a wonderful singer.All the very best from Holland.

Mr. Kees Schoone

Breda, The Netherlands - October 4, 2012

Dear Connie, today I heard about you for the first time. I love your voice. I’m a radio speaker and I will tell the audience about your recordings. Greetings from Spain.

Maria J Carmona

Seville, Spain - September 30, 2012

Hello wonder Connie, I was just listening to a playlist I put together, and I was checking out The Sweetest Kiss it took me to another planet again, so I was just thinking of you and that sweet voice. Hit me on Facebook. Thank Care

Keith V Gilchrist

Atlanta, GA USA - September 27, 2012

Love your music and have listened for years. When are you coming to Denver? Plenty of cool jazz spots here and they need you! Also, please do more gypsy jazz!!!! Joe

Joe Pulichene

USA - September 17, 2012

Just heard you on Pandora, will be buying your CD’s soon, amazing voice, thank you.

Doug Cook

USA - September 6, 2012

Thank you for your music When in Spain? Best desires

Santos Ortiz Pérez

Valencia, Spain - August 27, 2012

Ive just discovered you thanks to the Power Line blog. I need to get out more.


Midland, TX USA - August 19, 2012

I heard your voice on You are at the top of my listening list. Great job! Looking forward to listening to more of your work.


Dallas, TX USA - August 16, 2012

It seems like every time I hear a really great female vocal on KCSM and look to see who it is, it’s you, Connie. The latest was “So Nice” from your new album. Great version!

Lee Pulliam

Anchorage, AK USA - August 10, 2012

Hi, Connie. I just received your cd ‘Sweet Happy Life’! I think it’s one of the best albuns you ever made! Thanks for the sweet autograph! Your voice is in big form! Well, when you’ll come to Brazil??? I’ll wait for you… Dado.


Santa Maria, RS Brazil - July 31, 2012

Just replayed And That’s That cd [bought at the 2000 Fargo Jazz festival] by the Jazz Arts Big Band, on which you are featured on three songs. A quick Google shows most all performers on the cd are still active playing/teaching jazz. Like others, I hope you get to the east coast, metro-NYC in the near future.

Bill Sanders

NY USA - July 22, 2012

Dear Connie: i’ve been missing you for a long time, but you’ve arrived with a good & extraordinaire choices to homage your brazilian fans like myself. Thank you!

Robson Pereira Gonçalves

Santa Maria, RS Brazil - July 19, 2012

Would love to see you perform in NY City. Great Great voice. Dealer Joe Ciulla

Joe Ciulla

Staten Island, NY USA - July 12, 2012

Heard you on KCSM yesterday and today at work. Samba de Orfeu was awesome! You need to get up to Anchorage sometime…

Lee Pulliam

Anchorage, AK USA - July 3, 2012

First heard you on the Jango music site. Hope you’ll be back in Toronto again soon! Tony

Tony Figueiredo

USA - June 12, 2012

What a beautiful voice. When I hear it, It makes me crazy! If only I could see you in performance here in Boston. A friend, Leo J.

Leo J. Nozruk

Uxbridge, MA USA - April 16, 2012

Good morning Connie, We saw and enjoyed your singing last night in the Williamsburgh Room at the Lexington restaurant in St.Paul, MN. You were terrific and your Trio did a great job also. The only negative was a group of two couples who would not stop talking during your singing. The only time that they were quite was when you guys were taking a break because they were eating and filling their mouths with food. Do you have any suggestions on how to get a group like that to keep quite? I thought of buying them a big dessert hoping they would keep their mouths full of food but I didn’t do that. Thanks for the enjoyable evening, Ginny and Stuart Campbell !

Stuart Campbell

Bloomington, MN USA - April 13, 2012

We came to see you last night at the Dakota and loved your show! We were commenting that the first time we went to the Dakota (when it was still at Bandana Square, many years ago), we also saw you…with Moore by Four! Thanks for keeping all of that wonderful music alive and well!

Deb Perry

Chaska, MN USA - March 23, 2012

Thanks to a neighbor, I discovered your music this morning with the Hot Club of Sweden cd. Having just seen Midnight in Paris, your music was the perfect dessert. Please come to Boston. I’d love to see you. In the meantime, there are a lot of your cds to discover. Christmas comes early this year.

Jay Bartlett

Danvers, MA USA - March 12, 2012

Connie, two new albuns are coming??? One of them from songs of Brazil? Bossa nova? Well, I’m waiting for it with great expectations! Probably they will be the best albuns of the year for me!! All the Best. Dado.


Santa Maria, RS Brazil - March 9, 2012

I just read this: ” expecting to release a more tropical collection of the songs of Normal Gimble, Summer Samba, later this year.” Please let me know when it’s available. Hal Davis

Hal Davis

Minneapolis, MN USA - February 4, 2012

Connie, Bob and I attended the Womens Club Wed night. The intimate room and incredible architecture was the perfect setting for your performance. Bob has been a Jazz Musician and band leader for many years and he says your combination of personality,style,silky voice,and drop dead looks is unique. I would go a little farther, but, I don’t want you to get a big head. Enjoy your travels and save me a seat at your next visit to the club. George

George Rea

USA - January 5, 2012

Love at first hearing . . . I’m listening to “Some Cats Know” (my second CD) as I write this. It was a joy to discover your music and your unique sound. Love the sultry swing. All best from California!


Pacifica, CA USA - December 30, 2011

So nice to chat with you on Thursday evening Connie – Now I’m on your list with my correct email! 🙂

Jean Garbarini

Minneapolis, MN USA - December 10, 2011

Heard you sing on a “Prairie Home Companion” while driving and noted your name when Keillor said it. I couldn’t believe how pure and sweet your voice is. Better than Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughn or others who are my favorites. I’m buying all your albums, now. Please keep producing more. Giles

Giles Fischer

Clarksburg, WV USA - November 18, 2011

L-O-V-E your music Connie! Come to SaintPetersburg & the Tampa Bay Area… PLEASE! bb

Big Bob

Saint Petersburg, FL USA - October 18, 2011

Connie, I’m the one with the violet Sharpie in Staples. The above is my new e-mail. The old one, can be deleted. Thank you for your performance on Friday. You and your group were wondrous, you a glittering angel. Thank you so much for your concert. Don

Don Garey

Stales, MN USA - October 16, 2011

I’ve just discovered your lovely music. I’m a fan already!

David Chase

Fairfield Glade, TN USA - October 13, 2011

Hey, Connie….I’m the lyricist of THE LONELY ONE. You did a beautiful job on my song, one of the best of the many versions out there. Hope it’s getting a lot of plays! …Roberta Heller

Roberta Heller

USA - September 10, 2011

Dear Connie, I greatly admire your work and I was wondering if you teach jazz vocalists? My background is musical theater, but I’ve been singing with a jazz quartet for several years now and would like to study, or get some coaching. Thanks, Christina.

Christina Schwietz

USA - August 31, 2011

Any chance you’d be visiting Southern California sometime? Thanks.


Los Angeles, CA USA - August 18, 2011

What a joy! What telent! First heard you on Pandora Radio and now have most of your CDs. Please come to Rhode Island!!!!

Bruce F Cushman

Warwick, RI USA - August 10, 2011

I’m a Brazilian singer and I LOVE your music ! When you decide to come to Sao Paulo, let me know, It will be a pleasure tu show ya the city and help as a portuguese speaker. A huge HUG from this Brazilian ! MÔNICA. 5511 3863-8978 5511 9682-8349

Monica Marianno

Sao Paulo, SP Brazil - July 31, 2011

Connie – please, please, please make plans to sing at the Napa Valley Opera House in the beautiful Napa Valley!! Love your voice and your music

Daryl Roberts

Napa, CA USA - July 22, 2011

Hi Connie, I heard you sing last week on the 8h of June at Jazz Alley here in Seattle with the group Pearl Django.What a wonderful night.Listening to yor music and some of your latest from your new CD Gypsy in my Soul..Even tho we were in Seattle you took us to Paris for the evening with many of your songs..I bought your CD and you signed it..I took it to work on last Friday to share the great sounds with my Coworkers and would you believe..left it at my desk and when I returned on Monday no CD…Someone took it and I am really bummed…So now I need to have you sign another one and send to me…Keep up the wonderful music ..Your voice is lovely…Thanks for a wonderful evening of entertainment on Wednesday, the 8th of June here in Seattle..

Sharon Perkins

Redmond, WA USA - June 14, 2011

When are you coming to Southern California?

Mike Carroll

Upland, CA USA - June 8, 2011

you’re a treasure… I’m speechless

Charlie Mimbs

Port Wentworth, GA USA - April 10, 2011

Please visit Santa Cruz. There’s a great jazz club here, Kuumbwa. Jazz acts all stop in here on their way between gigs in San Francisco and LA.


Santa Cruz, CA USA - April 2, 2011

Saw your show at Bloomington Center for the Arts last night with my granddaughter, Kate, from Capitol Hill School in St. Paul. She loved the show and was thrilled that you recognized her and that she got to talk to you. The night was my birthday present to her. Thanks for the great work you do with those kids in school…great way to build their enthusiasm and understanding.

Margaret Schally

St. Paul, MN USA - March 27, 2011

Hi Connie, Thanks for a lovely hour in Stockholm @svejs lunch koncert. Id really enjoyd your song, you have a good feeling. I’ve been listen to your cd’s, and discoverd lots of songs that I liked, maby it will come on my repertoar:) specially Eastwood Lane. Wish you a nice spring and good musical future. And again, many thanks! LOL

Ulrika Goliats

Tungelsta, Sweden - March 15, 2011

Hallo Connie, Really enjoyed hearing you live in Gävle, since I have listened so often to you on CD.I like your seemingly simple style, but which is actually very refined and very complex at times. very memorable. Nice talkinng to you. Hope cold Sweden didn´t frighten you off, we want to hear you soon again.

Margareta Strandberg

Gävle, Sweden - March 2, 2011

Thanks a lot! I really enjoyed your amazing performance here in Gävle. I love your style of singing. Hope to see you again. Nice talking to you as well. By the way, my high school classmates are in St. Clouds, couldn´t remember then when you asked me.

Babes Silayan-Lidström

Gävle, Sweden - March 1, 2011

Thanks for a marvelous concert tonight! And what great musicians that was playing with you.

Åke Lorestig

Gävle, Sweden - February 23, 2011

Connie, Just heard one of your songs on my computer. Your in the same class with Karin Allyson and Diana Krall(all A’s). Website is the BEST. Where have you been HIDING or better yet, where have I. We’re even neighbors. Gus (a new fan) Des Moines,Ia.


Des Moines, IA USA - January 31, 2011

I have requested that the new jazz radio/web station based in Appleton, Wis–The Avenue 91.1–please play some of your music. I “found” your version of Good Day Sunshine through Rhapsody, and really like your interpretation and honest style!


WI USA - January 8, 2011

HI, Connie! How are You! Love your songs, you know! When we’ll hear another album??? Thanks a lot. All the best from your fan of Brazil. Dado.


Santa Maria, RS Brazil - January 7, 2011

I heard Si Tu Savais on Pandora radio tonight and went to click the thumbs up button and realized I’d met you in Seattle a few years ago playing with Pope Firman and Pearl Django at Jazz Alley. Glad to see you are based in the TC, my new home! Cheers and Happy New Year.

Eric gimmestad

St. Louis Park, MN USA - January 5, 2011

Just found you via pandora and love your work!


Chicago, IL USA - December 20, 2010

So glad to hear and meet you at the Christmas Tea on Dec 12th. Your Christmas CD has already been played in my car and it is great. Have to locate more copies to give as gifts! Too good to keep to myself.

Lynn Stone

Blaine, MN USA - December 14, 2010

Connie – so great to meet you again last night. I hope we can get together soon. I’m up for just about anything! We could include Karen as well. Take care and I love your web site. Claudia

Claudia Cackler

St. Paul, MN USA - December 7, 2010

Hi Connie, Saw you @ Dakota with Hot Club of Detroit – fantastic!! Also got your Gypsy cd & love it, esp. the vibes of Susan Pascal. Met your parents after the show. They’re very proud of you, rightfully so. keep up the great work.


USA - September 24, 2010

Love your arrangements of the Beatles’ songs. Please let me know when you will be in the WASH DC area.

Rita Espiritu

Burke, VA USA - September 23, 2010

Hi Connie! We are going to play together in Uppsala 20/2-11 I am looking forward to it! Greetings from us in Skuttunge (jumping baby) Lars-Erik

Lars-Erik Lidström

Bälinge, Sweden - September 17, 2010

I recently set up a Diana Krall radio station on Pandora and heard you for the first time. I really enjoy your music and will add you as one of my new favorites.

Dennis Fech

USA - August 5, 2010

I first heard your voice warm and sensual. I love your music. Thank you very much


Padova, Italy - August 1, 2010

Hey, Connie, come to New York, willya? Your biggest fans are right here in the Big Apple!


Johnson, NY USA - July 15, 2010

PLEASE come to Atlanta! I love your sound & I play Stockholm Sweetin’ for my 6month old daughter all the time…she gets really quiet and listens so intently.

Darlene Gordon Cartwright

Duluth, GA USA - July 15, 2010

Wow! My wife and I were thrilled to hear you in Eau Claire with the UWEC Jazz band!! Thank you for signing our CD’s. What a pleasure to meet you. We want more!!! Neal and Lana


Eau Claire, WI USA - June 22, 2010

Mt wife and I spoke to you this eveing at Craig and laura’s Bake’s Place during intermission in the lobby. We love your music. Thank you. Azim

Azim Walli

Kirkland, WA USA - May 23, 2010

Thanks to Jazziz CDs I get to hear some great jazz artist down here in the Appalachian Mountains of NC. And your one of my favorites.

Ken Gentile

Old Fort, NC USA - May 13, 2010

Connie – What a swingin’ concert last Thursday night at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival. We enjoyed it immensely. The two CDs we bought have been getting lots of air time at home. Thank you for sharing your talent. Chauncy

Chauncy S. Harris

Eau Claire, WI USA - April 20, 2010

Thanks so much for a wonderful performance last night with the UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble at the State Theater. So fun to hear you sing live, you’re fabulous. I’m sure the students really enjoyed working with you.

Rick Mickelson

Eau Claire, WI USA - April 16, 2010

Great old Jazz with some new twists. Love it. I don’t know why it took me so long to find you – nearly 73 years hp

Hurle Priser

Surprise, AZ USA - April 12, 2010

Connie, your nightly performances in the Mix on the Prairie Home Companion cruise to the Western Caribbean were just terrific. What a great duo you and Tanner Taylor are. Hope to see you in the Seattle area soon.


Bainbridge Island, WA USA - March 23, 2010

Thanks for all your wonderful music on the M/S Ryndam last week – we really loved it!

Sandy Gridley

Dunedin, FL USA - March 22, 2010

We had a great time at your Beatles show last night!

Mark and Bob

Cambridge, MN USA - February 15, 2010

Connie, I first heard you on KJZZ in phoenix and have been a fan ever since. Have you ever thought about doing a desert show, it might be nice to get out of the snow this winter?

Pat Driscoll

Phoenix, AZ USA - February 7, 2010

hi connie. i knew you from the espresso royale some years ago. i lived in the neighborhood. do you remember chief? anyway, i turned over the let it be jazz cd to steve march torme, who is mel’s son. he has a radio station here called 91.1 the avenue. all jazz. so, hope he puts you on the air. he might. hope all is well with you. take care and happy holidays. william roberts

William Roberts

Appleton, WI USA - December 5, 2009

Connie, every time you come to Seattle we see you, just checked your schedule and don’t see anything yet. Are you coming to Jazz Alley any time soon.

Jeanette & Ken

Seattle, WA USA - October 30, 2009

Connie- I just heard you for the first tome on Comcast channel 838 (Singers and Swing). Being from Northern MN, residing in Minneapolis and adoring Peggy Lee, I’m on a mission to see you live. Where do you perform and how have I not heard your angelic voice before?

Anita S

Minneapolis, MN USA - October 25, 2009

Saw the wonderful Moore x4 Ruby’s retro last evening. Simply the best, as always, but struck a memory chord of my first time with the group somewhere in St. Anthony on Main that simply shocked me with srtistry. Your wonderful music has enriched my life for the past 22 years and I thank you for every moment!

Robert Langford

Minneapolis, MN USA - October 11, 2009

Connie—I was so tickled to hear you on the kickoff of “Prairie Home Companion”. My wife and I were hiking around Duluth (with earbuds) and the leaves were beautiful and then—voila, there was Connie singing “Autumn Leaves.” Sweet!

Paul Hahn

USA - September 29, 2009

Dear Lady, “Little Did I Dream” really swings ! Once again, you’ve created some outstanding music. A sincere and heartfelt thanks to you, and to all those who made this music possible. I used to compare your music to that of folks like Janice Borla and Janis Siegel; but now I’ve drawn the educated conclusion : You are the Best jazz singer on the planet.. I call them as I see them. Thanks again, and please, keep up the excellant work. Peace Dave

Dave Williams

Atlanta, GA USA - September 13, 2009

I am the music advisor / artist liaison:JAZZ FESTIVALS/ FLORIDA,2010.Please send to me a press kit.Thank you,Bob

Bob Harrigan

New Port Richey, FL USA - September 3, 2009

Hi Connie, You have done well for yourself. I always knew you would. The Alice school was a long time ago, yes? Take care. Michael

Michael Chubiz

Blaine, MN USA - August 25, 2009

Hi Connie! Again what a nice hompage! I hope all is well with you and your singing! My quartet have a gig at Hi-jazz in Uppsala the 26 of august It is a club very close to the railwaystation. The best jqazzy regards from Lars-Erik and his Quartet!

Lars-Erik Lidström

Bälinge, Sweden - July 18, 2009

You have a lovely voice, Ella and Torme would be proud. Your gypsy jazz vocals completely captivate us until all too soon the set is over and reluctantly we must go home still amazed at what we just heard.

Sharon Stephens

St. Paul, MN USA - July 4, 2009

Hi Connie, Bill kelsy’s daughter here I just ordered a CD miss seeing you perform I will try and catch a performance soon! Lynn Votel (Taylor)

Lynn Votel

St. Paul, MN USA - June 16, 2009

I’ll be in Excelsior from the 2nd through the 6th of July. Where, if at all, will you be appearing? A long-time fan, Dave

Dave Berk

Coppell, TX USA - June 4, 2009

Hello Connie…I’m thrilled to see you are coming to Kansas City to perform at Jardine’s Jazz Club in July. Would you like to be on my radio show again, on 90.1fm KKFI? Thanks Bill O’Connor

Bill OConner

Kansas City, KS USA - June 2, 2009

Connie, Saw you tonight for the first time and it was love at first note. Please add me to your mailing list.

Lynne Danche

Blooomington, MN USA - April 18, 2009

Hi Connie, Just discovered you and went and bought both your CD’s as well as the Frishberg songbook. Have been studying voice for about 9 months (this is the second time around) and i want to be a Connie E when my voice grows up! Please come to Atlanta or anywhere nearby. I will come! You are awesome!

Beatriz Golden-Hayes

Atlanta, GA USA - March 27, 2009

Hi Connie: Welcome back to Seattle! Thoroughly enjoyed you and Pearl Django last night (March 4th) at Jazz Alley. You continue to be our favorite vocalist and all of our friends and co-workers with whom we share your music become instant fans. We have all your CDs, but my wife picked up 2 more after your set to give to her friends. Alas, you signed them both…but even more of a cherished gift to give so that we can share your music and talent. And…no, I wasn’t the one in the crowd shouting “Encore!” over and over again…but we all certainly felt that way, and you graced us with 2 additional songs at the end. Can’t wait for your next trip out this way. We all love you! ps. Any chance you and Mary Louise Knudson may collaborate on a future CD? – Chris & Midori

Chris Ichikawa

Seattle, WA USA - March 5, 2009

I love your songs so much that i featured you on YouTube with “Got To Get You Into My Life ! Come to Los Angeles and lets stir up the Jazz world!

Ramon Bautista

Upland, CA USA - January 25, 2009

I have all your CD. Come to Japan.

Yoichiro Tani

Sapporo, Hokkaidou Japan - January 19, 2009

I discovered you through JAZZIZ. Your song “Eastwood Lane” is one their new compiation CD. I was amazed by your voice. Now I’m going to get a few of your CDs. Hopefully sometime you’ll take a tour through the Detroit area. I’d love to experience you live. ps The church I attend is just starting a Jazz Vespers service once a month. If you’re ever in this area and you need/want a gig on a Sunday evening, let me know. Blessings.

Mark Clark

Brownstown, MI USA - January 16, 2009

Come to the west coast!!


Seattle, WA USA - January 13, 2009

Why did it take me so long to discover such a great talent? Will we see and hear you soon at the Montreal Jazz Festival? I truly believe all Canadian Jazz lovers would love that ! Good luck with you career ! Pierre

Pierre Marcotte

St-Bruno, QC Canada - December 8, 2008

Hey Connie – I checked your calendar to see if you would be performing while we are in Mpls. (Dec. 27-30) Sorry to see that you won’t be while we are there….but glad you have time off for the holidays! Maybe next time! Hope all is well with you. Becky

Becky 'Bridges' Spivack

Drexel Hill, PA USA - December 6, 2008

Greetings Connie, For some reason artists with great voices are hard to find. In order to find these artists one must look high and low…I’m glad I found your voice. Keep on singing for all of us who enjoy good music. Cheers, Brian Graening Tulsa, OK

brian graening

Tulsa, OK USA - December 1, 2008

Hi Connie. It was a pleasure to listen to you at the Dakota Jazz Club last night. Thanks for a great experience!

Danny Farne

USA - November 18, 2008

Hi Connie My boss forced me to listen to WMOT out of Murfreesboro, TN. I was surprised I like jazz. Discovering you was a bonus! WMOT played many of the songs from your Little Did I Dream CD. I found myself humming the songs constantly. Finally I bought your CD and it’s become my favorite! You GO girl! Pam Miller Nashville TN

Pam Miller

Nashville, TN USA - November 6, 2008

I first heard a review of your “Gypsy in my Soul” album on NPR just as it came out and was delighted to see you at the Jazz alley in Seattle this year. I just love your music and “Gypsy” is my all time favorite CD.Thank you for the gift of your music. I would love to attend a concert in Seattle or Vancouver, BC., Canada.

Azim Walli

Kirkland, WA USA - October 4, 2008

Connie, I was a “student” during your visit with Joan Griffith at St. Thomas on Sept. 24. You sang a beautiful song that I vaguely recall had the word “Gypsy” in the title. I think you introduced it with a brief comment about Gypsy Boots. I don’t think it was “Gypsy in my Soul.” Can you recall what you sang and let me know if you have recorded it? I checked your CD playlist and did not see anything (other than “Gypsy in my Soul”) with “Gypsy” in the title. Thanks.

Ed Shinbach

USA - October 2, 2008

I was listing to 97.5 in rodchester,mn the other day and htey played a song by you I think,something about I have a anesthesia in my fist,My wrist can twist something like that can you help me with the name of it.

Doug Anderson

Burnsville, MN USA - September 30, 2008

Connie; I had the group of twelve, sitting behind you at the Artist Quarters, Sunday Evening. Your performance was nothing less that spectacular. Shelley Plaster Jwanouskos, one of my four daughters, sent me your web site, so we may attend some of your performances. Bob

Bob Plaster

St. Paul, MN USA - September 30, 2008

i just love your voice… wish ya would sing at half time at the super bowl, instead of all the punk junk.. actually you could come & stay w/us as long as you sing all day & night. lol… take care kiddo… Ron

Ron Heaton

USA - August 12, 2008

Hi Connie, WMOT in Nashville is playing I Can’t Take You Nowhere. I rarely buy CDs just because I heard a cut on the radio, but I’m going to Amazon right now and get Little Did I Dream. Great job. Kudos to all. It swings like crazy. Bob Mater

Bob Mater

USA - July 26, 2008

Hi Connie: We are long time hosts on jazz radio shows and have played several cuts over the years from your “Some Cats Know” and “Stockholm Sweetnin” CDs. We always get compliments for playing your material. Just wanted to let you know, it’s nice having you in our jazz vocalist rotation. Keep the great stuff coming. Gano and Beverly Evans, Co-hosts “Two4Jazz” on Tucson Jazz Radio

Gano and Beverly Evans

Wilmington, NC USA - July 25, 2008

How exciting to see that you’ll be in Omaha this week and that I’ll have the chance to see you closer to home and sooner than going to Minnesota in late August/early September. I’ve acquired all your recordings but the latest which is in the mail as I write. I very much enjoy your style and am excited to see you live. Very much looking forward to Thursday in Omaha…

Randy Erhart

Shenandoah, IA USA - July 20, 2008

Hi Connie. I saw you sing with Moore by Four back in the late 80’s or early 90’s at a Twins Fest. Probably 1990. Then saw you again with Moore by Four at Interchange Tower where I used to work in Golden Valley. I absolutely loved the sound. I am a huge Django fan, and loved you on Gypsy in my Soul and Let It Be Jazz. Fantastic sounds! Thank you for the music! I am just really getting into jazz, love Coltrane, Parker, Krall etc and have added your music to my collection. Jim

Jim Busch

Loretto, MN USA - July 1, 2008

Connie: Saw you with Pearl Django on Whidbey Island – a lucky break to find a new(to me) and superb vocalist. We went to hear Pearl Django and had the immense pleasure of hearing YOU. Bought your new Swedish CD and believe that you out-scatted the great Ella on your interpretation of It’s Alright With Me. Your harmony with the guitar was amazing! Come back to the Island SOON! Lee and Melanie Coupeville, WA


Coupeville, WA USA - June 28, 2008

Connie – I got the pics of you and Matthew. …How time flies. just catching up again… Keep playing and singing on… JS

Jeff Sund

Galloway, NJ USA - June 10, 2008

Hi connie I found you through a great friends of mine ,I didn’t know you , I’m a musician , a saxophone player and I found you music very cool and interesting , so why don’t you come down here , we will appreciate your style, there are so many Jazz festival in Italy , check it out . Gizio.

Gino d'Ignazio "gizio"

Palinuro, Italy - May 29, 2008

Dear Connie, How I must agree with Paul from smiling Somerset. I heard the same show on BBC on Sunday evening and your “Lullaby of the Leaves” was “our kind of music”! I see you have been to England on a private function. When are you coming back so that we all can enjoy your music…live!? We’d love to see -and hear – you. How about one of our Jazz Festivals? More, please! Tony

Tony Dowland

Winchester, Hampshire England - May 9, 2008

Hi Connie. I was listening to ‘Radio 2’ here in England about 5 mins ago and they played your song ‘Lullaby of the Leaves’ and I loved it so much I decided to look you up. That was the first song i have heard of yours and I thought it was beautiful, I look foward to listening to more of your songs. Best wishes Paul x


Somerset, England - May 4, 2008

Connie! I love your new CD! Once again, I’m totally smitten by your smooth, delightful, subtly nuanced voice. Amazing! I was told that certain voices resonate with the hypothalamus in such way as to release endorphins—I think this is what happens when I hear you singing (although, I must admit, I’m clueless as to what a “hypothalamus” is!). PS: I tried following my wife around the house singing “Peel Me a Grape” thinking it would lead to some jazz-induced romantic encounter, but, unfortunately, it fell flat. Guess I’ll leave singing to the pros!

Paul Hahn

USA - May 2, 2008

Connie: We thoroughly enjoyed your performance at the Jazz Alley in Seattle last night (April 30th) and we were honored to have had the opportunity to chat with you briefly after your first set. And thank you again, for autographing your latest CD for us. As with all your previous CDs, we love your music and look forward to your next engagement(s) here in the Seattle area. You’re a wonderful artist and performer, and wish you even greater success and recognition in the future. You cannot begin to know how happy we both are to have finally experienced your beautiful voice in person and for providing us with wonderful music. Especially exciting for Midori was your singing Lullaby of the Leaves…her favorite. Sincerely, Chris & Midori

Chris & Midori Ichikawa

Seattle, WA USA - May 1, 2008

I have been hearing you on KPLU (Seattle). I heard your live on-air performance. Love you style of singing.

Jose Mena-Werth

Kearney, NE USA - April 30, 2008

Just heard Comes Love for the first time on Radioio…. please put me on the mailing list for your major UK tour (which you must do!)


London, England - April 30, 2008

Would love to be included on your list for reviews of your work. Thanks! — Doug Boynton

Doug Boynton

Fairfax, VA USA - April 6, 2008


Rick Nolting

Byron, MN USA - March 13, 2007

Hi Connie, I just read the article the Mpls St. Paul magazine did on you. You’ve come a long way since our days on Lake Eshquagama. I wish you continued success. Jeff

Jeff Celusta

Eagan, MN USA - January 1, 2006

Dear Miss Evingson, I rarely put pen to paper, but in this instance, I feel that congratulations are in order regarding you CD ‘Gypsy In My Soul’ The songs, your vocals and arrangements are first class. Maybe some day you will visit the U.K.

Michael J McInery

Coventry, West Midlands England - January 11, 2005

We have really enjoyed your “Fever” CD. We are looking forward to attending one of your performances.

Alan and Grace Wilwand

Harrison, NE USA - May 10, 2000

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