HomeGrown Highlight: Spencer Evans

The Kingston Jazz Society will be highlighting many of the outstanding local acts that will be performing as a part of next Saturday’s HomeGrown Live. The tunes kick off at 3pm at Monte’s. We hope to see you there!


Spotlight on Spencer Evans

Spencer Evans was born in Picton as a Centennial Project. After attending Queen’s B.Mus programme for four years,he worked around Kingston in a variety of bands,most of which featured Joe Chithalen on bass. Spencer toured across Canada with Pat Temple,and then an international tour with Cowboy Junkies,taking him across Europe,and allowing him to play some amazing shows,including concerts with John Prine,and an appearance on the Tonight Show. He performed with Alex Pangman and Jeff Healey at the Montreal Jazzfest,and with Maria Muldaur at Toronto’s Swing Fest at Harbourfront. He has recently recorded and toured with Sarah Harmer,and his clarinet is featured on recordings by Meaghan Smith,Jill Barber,and the Good Lovelies.He loves funk,swing,and blues with a nod to Ray Charles,Benny Goodman,Mose Allison,New Orleans Jazz,and the three Louis'(Prima,Armstrong,Jordan).

Spencer takes to the stage at 9pm in the jazz venue of HomeGrown Live on Saturday.