Evan Cole
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Evan Cole

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The best kept secret in music


"Evan Cole Baughman"

Evan is one of the most enthralling performers out there--incredible voice, excellent ears and talent for songwriting and improvisation, and the perfect balance of power and sensitivity. Such a consummate musician, and a pleasure to listen to. Remember her name. - Zygote Booking and Promotion Company

"Boston Pops First-Ever Jazz Fest to include the Berklee Jazz Cafe"

Evan Baughman Quintet - Evan Baughman, of Murrysville, PA, started singing at the age of five. She sang at her local church, in choirs and musicals, and performed the national anthem at sports events. Baughman is currently a Music Business/Management major at Berklee. She is a recipient of the Best Scholarship and the Yo Team Scholarship. She is also a member of the Reverence Gospel Ensemble and the gospel ensemble Overjoyed, directed by Dennis Montgomery, III. She sings a wide variety of music genres, from gospel, jazz, blues, and R&B, to opera, exemplifying versatility, ability, and professionalism. - Berklee College of Music

"Nothing Conservatory About It Concert Series"

Nothing Conservatory About It Concert Series: Singers' Showcase, Thursday, December 9, Berklee Performance Center, 8:15 pm
100+ Vocalists Auditioned to Perform, Program Includes Music of Aretha Franklin, Usher, Janis Joplin and others
Over 100 student singers auditioned for the chance to perform on the Berklee Performance Center stage in the popular concert, which is traditionally presented twice a year. Of this immensely talented pool, eight lead vocalists have been chosen to perform on this show: Jeremy Ragsdale, Evan Baughman, Natalie Fernandez, Melinda Colaizzi, Georgel Arevalo, J.C. Casely, Dave Petrelli, and Maeve Gilchrist. They will be performing the music of Aretha Franklin, Usher, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Janis Joplin, and many others, as well as original music. - Berklee College of Music

"President Roger Brown's Orientation Journal"

. . . Finally, the point of it all: the concert. The upper-semester students performed a stunningly good show. . . [featuring] Evan Baughman in the Gospel Choir. - Berklee College of Music

"The Superstar Vocalists of Tomorrow"

Rarely does one find a singer who does not only possess a great voice, but also a deep committment to musical integrity and creativity, an ability to fluidly combine emotional connection and larger-than-life performance, and an impressive level of lyrical and musical intelligence. Evan Cole is such a singer. - Megan Blanchard, Personal Management Consultant

"Gadd, Laboriel, and Rushen Welcome 815 New Students at Fall Convocation"

On September 9, members of Berkee's administration, the Board of Trustees, and honorees Patrice Rushen, Abraham Laboriel '72, and Steve Gadd welcomed 815 entering students to campus.

Next, 24 student musicians under the direction of the six-member Yo Team production staff presented an hour-long concert tribute to the honorees. Among the many highlights was a funky rendition of Chick Corea's "Light Years" that featured instrumental trades between alto saxophonist Nir Naman and guitarist Roy Kariok. Vocalist Evan Baughman delivered a heartfelt blues waltz rendition of "I Never Loved a Man." Celtic harpist and singer Maeve Gilchrist sang "Reaching Me," a song she penned based on an old Scottish melody. Justin "Rafiki" Raines played a long Laborielesque solo bass intro to Patrice Rushen's hit song "Forget Me Nots" before singer Nadine Ford and the band launched into the medium-tempo dance tune.
- Berklee Today


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Since the young age of five, Evan Cole, born Evan Baughman, has been enthralling audiences nationwide with her extraordinary vocal talent. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, she quickly became recognized as a rising star and was featured in the local jazz choir and chamber choir, in addition to playing cello in the school band. Her unique style—a remarkable blend of soul, blues, and jazz with a pop sensibility, appeals to a wide range of listeners, and showcases both her stunning vocals and exceptional songwriting ability. Part of Evan's distinctive, eclectic sound comes from her wide range of influences, which include Gladys Knight, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Rachelle Ferrel, and Eric Clapton.

Recipient of both the Best Scholarship and Yo Team Scholarship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Evan moved to Boston, MA in September of 2003 in order to pursue her passion for music. Her outstanding artistry has given her the opportunity to perform with a number of living musical legends, including Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and Anita Baker. Evan has also been chosen to perform in the elite Berklee Singer's Showcase—a concert of performances by the most renowned vocalists at the college, in Spring 2004, Fall 2005, and Spring 2006. Other performances include opening for the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, and singing in the Berklee College of Music Commencement concert, Spring 2006 before a full house of 6,000 audience members, including guest of honor, Melissa Etheridge. She has also performed multiple times in the 1,200-seat Berklee Performance Center, in various convocation concerts, family weekend performances, and recitals. Most recently, Evan competed in the New England Idol Competition, and was awarded fourth place, rising above hundreds of other contestants.

Evan is currently working on recording songs for her first album of originals, due out this May, and performing in local clubs and hotspots throughout New England. Some of her most popular songs include a soul-infused, bluesy version of the classic Que Sera Sera, originally recorded by Doris Day in 1956, and Remember, a gorgeous original overflowing with the passion, tenderness, and heartache of lost love. She also works as the lead vocalist of the popular GB band, The Pulse of Boston.

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