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Hot Shot Debut

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

NPR News

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

Best Jazz of 2012

Sweet Happy Life was included in the best jazz of 2012 by Raymond Kent of WWOZ, New Orleans.

  • 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.

Here’s his list of the best jazz of 2012

Jazz Week

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

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

MPR

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. Listen

WUSF in Tampa

Connie was featured with Kevin Mahagony on Saturday Night Jazz at WUSF in Tampa. Listen to the interview here

Root Music Report

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

Jazz Week

Sweet Happy Life reaches #10 on JazzWeek’s National Jazz Radio Chart!

BBC

Connie’s recording of “Django’s Premonition” (from her CD Gypsy in My Soul) was featured on Russell Davie’s BBC radio show! Listen

MINNPOST

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

Prairie Home Companion

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.

College Jazz Chart

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

MPLS-ST.PAUL Magazine

Connie was profiled in the September 2006 Read the full article

NPR

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

New Release

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

Jazz Week

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!

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Connie’s hit show: Fever – The Peggy Lee Story was featured as part of O’Shaughnessy’s 2004 – ’05 Women of Substance Series.

Swing Journal

Connie is featured in Swing Journal, the Japanese magazine for jazz devotees. September 2003 issue. Click here for the English translation

Compilation Release

Connie is featured on a compilation CD put out by Sharper Image along with Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Janice Siegel, Oleta Adams, and others.

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