An Evening of Jazz and Blues


7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Gateways Inn
51 Walker St, Lenox, MA, New England

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Gateways Inn present New Orleans Jazz and Blues vocalist Samirah Evans and piano prodigy Franz Roberts II Friday July 20th at 7:30pm.
“Evans’ assets — which once made her the toast of pan>pre-Katrina New Orleans — include her sultry, sometimes silken, always smoking hot vocals and vibrant stage presence.”

– Owen McNally, WNPR Jazz Corridor

Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils have had sell out concerts over the past two years at the Pittsfield City Jazz Festival sponsored by Berkshires Jazz. For the past four years Evans has been the Artist Associate in Jazz at Williams College where she has been featured during annual Williams College jazz faculty concerts. Consequently, she has become a sought after fixture on the Berkshires music scene.

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.  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 throughout the northeast with her band, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils among other projects. For more information visit