Lucianne Evans, Author at The Tryon Daily Bulletin

An accomplished jazz singer who sings under the name Lucianne Evans, developed the business idea for Jazz Music Travel, took a two year Travel and Tourism course study with the legendary Ben Streets at Blue Ridge Community College, and recently embarked on her own journey to bring more and more people to the experience of travel.

She performed her first professional gig at the age of 17 in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Jazz and R & B became an interest early in her career. She studied music at Carnegie-Mellon University and mentored with members of the group, Oregon at the Naropa Institute in Colorado. By age 24 she had rave reviews for a performance at the International Festival du Jazz de Montreal, appeared on French TV and radio, and in night clubs in New York and Montreal as a solo performer and lead vocalist. Several of her recordings have received acclaim, her pop song “Dear Lonely One” - a BMI Workshop award winner and her CD, Flamingo—Blue Chip status as “Top Vocal CD’s of 2002” in the Jazz Education Journal, by Dr. Herb Wong, on a short list with Diana Krall and Bobby McFerrin. It was also the #2 download in Belgium for six months. Moving to Asheville to follow a spouse, she has proved herself as a powerhouse vocalist among both “blue collar” and “white shoe” society. Performances include WNC Jazz Society, the Jazz Society of Far Western NC, Hilton Head Jazz Society, and a successful tour of California including Carmel, where The Jazz and Blues Company featured her on KRML, the original station of Clint Eastwood's “Play Misty For Me.”

Jazz Music Travel specializes in selling status and security for cruises that visit land-based jazz festivals each year in places like Anguilla, Barbados, Martinique, Riviera Maya, Bermuda and more. Imagine arriving aboard a yacht and experiencing world class performances from artists such as Herbie Hancock, Esmerelda Spaulding, Lynne Ariale, Dianne Reeves; all in the spirit of legacies like Hank Jones and Nina Simone. Sit back and re-connect with songs that are part of your life as these towns burst into life to the strains of trumpets, sax and drums.


Family roots draw Pearsons to Italy

"Where've You Been?" by Lucianne Evans In my latest feature, we are to visit Italy again. A knitter, two painters, a horsewoman and a wine ... Read more

by Lucianne Evans, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 10:36 am


Cruise proves protective of Antartic

"Where've You Been?" by Lucianne Evans In my last article, I pointed out that environmental philanthropy has opened the way for leisure travel to pristine ... Read more

by Lucianne Evans, Wednesday, May 18, 2011 9:36 am


Royal couple’s honeymoon could inspire new destinations, charitable traveling

"Where've You Been?" by Lucianne Evans My highly admired travel and tourism professor once quoted, “a week in London is hardly scratching the surface. London ... Read more

by Lucianne Evans, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:32 pm


Well-ripened traveler

Food and wine tours are all the rage, and it seems Italy keeps cropping up, quite literally. Every journey has its rewards. Sometimes the quest ... Read more

by Lucianne Evans, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 10:35 am


Subtle joy of green cruising

"Where've You Been?" by Lucianne Evans Sailing aboard the largest fully rigged sailing ship in the world is a cruise I would describe in one ... Read more

by Lucianne Evans, Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:08 am


Where’ve you been: Horsewoman’s golden rule

Travel changes our worldview and strengthens the bonds between loved ones. I don’t believe it’s a luxury, but a necessity. Taking a successful adventure to ... Read more

by Lucianne Evans, Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:22 am


Replenishing love story with Italy

"Where've You Been?" by Lucianne Evans For the fifth entry to my travel column, I interviewed two artists who proved love is lovelier the second ... Read more

by Lucianne Evans, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 10:57 am


A knitter travels the world

Once a knitter, always a knitter! I learned my first stitch seven years ago while trying to help my child with a toy knit kit. In ... Read more

by Lucianne Evans, Monday, February 28, 2011 3:21 pm


Swimming in bubbles, waterfalls in Dominica

"Where've You Been?" by Lucianne Evans There is hardly anything as exciting as watching the ocean waters turn from indigo blue to the classic Caribbean ... Read more

by Lucianne Evans, Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:38 am


Warm welcome to travel

A warm welcome to all readers to the new travel column featuring interviews from Polk County residents. Read more

by Lucianne Evans, Monday, February 14, 2011 3:24 pm

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