Canadian-American jazz vocalist George Evans, known for swinging interpretations of great popular songs has released his third project: "From Moment To Moment" [M-Swing MSW-G025]. Recorded entirely in Toronto with his regular working quintet, the CD features George in a carefully selected program of material drawn from his vast performance repertoire. The musicians are: Dave Restivo on piano, Neil Swainson on bass, Jerry Fuller on drums, Reg Schwager on guitar, and Michael Stuart on tenor sax.
Migrating to Toronto from Montreal two years ago, George quickly became a fixture on the Toronto jazz scene, appearing at better jazz venues all over town. His return engagements to the Top 'O The Senator have garnered raves from critics and fans alike. George’s Jazz Festival week at the Senator in 2001 turned many heads for featuring him along side a different star soloist every evening, and lead to the recording of "From Moment To Moment" shortly thereafter.
"From Moment To Moment" is in it’s 6th week in rotation on Jazz.FM, and has been featured liberally on the CBC’s "After Hours with Ross Porter" and "Jazz Beat with Katie Malloch". Critics are stepping to plate, calling this "the stylish new release from George Evans" (The Star) "featuring Toronto’s finest vocal accompaniment" (CBC Radio). Revered American jazz commentator, Will Friedwald was moved by George Evans' "From Moment To Moment" to say this:
"...George Evans sings with knowledge, skill, artistic sensibility, and a willingness to get up there and take chances. I can't think of the last time I heard a new album by a young male jazz - pop - standards singer that I enjoyed so much..." Will Friedwald (Author of "Jazz Singing")
George Evans is currently booking interviews and promotional appearances. He will appear on stage in Toronto and Montreal this Spring and will tour Western Canada shortly thereafter. George has also been invited to appear at the Beijing International Jazz Festival in 2002. In April, George goes back into studio to record the follow-up to "From Moment To Moment".
"From Moment To Moment" is available at Music Authority on Church Street, L'Atelier Grigorian in Yorkville, HMV Toronto stores, online at http://george-evans.net or by phone order at 1-800-Joe-Radio