Aerosol scientists suggest that singing is an activity associated with an increased risk of audience exposure to the SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In order to minimize that risk, the singers in shows presented at Blue Strawberry starting this August will all perform from as far upstage as possible. Our stage is 10 feet deep, and they will perform at the very back of the stage next to the wall. Supporting musicians will all be masked. We will also pull back our front row of seats 4 feet from the lip of the stage. This will create at least 12 feet of space between the singer and the front row of audience members. We have also reduced our inside capacity from 100 to fewer than half that number.
"Janet Evra... An absolute must-see for anyone in St. Louis who loves jazz." Riverfront Times
"She has range, grace, and style... the voice of an angel. Oh, this could be heaven." STLive Music
"Janet Evra's arrival brought a breath of fresh air to the St. Louis jazz scene." Dennis Owsley, St. Louis Public Radio
"Evra little thing she does is magic." Advantage News
British-Americanjazz singer Janet Evra returns to Blue Strawberry to perform her favorite tunesfrom her favorite singer-songwriter: Joni Mitchell. This special showwill feature Joni's hits including "A Case of You", "Both SidesNow", "Woodstock", "Little Green", as well as somedeeper cuts. Janet will talk about her lifelong love for Joni and shareher insights into Joni's wonderful songwriting and storytelling, and she willplay guitar and bass, performing some songs solo and others with her acoustictrio featuring Will Buchanan on guitar and Drew Weiss on drums.
Janet is a2019-2020 Artist in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation here in St.Louis. She performs on premier stages across the USA and Europe; in 2019she toured the Midwest twice and performed in Europe at the Deva Jazz Festivalin Romania and at Sofar shows in Uppsala, Sweden and Zurich, Switzerland. Join her for an intimate, Joni-filled evening at Blue Strawberry!