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EvaEva is a world music artist, singer, producer, and composer. She is classically trained, having played piano at age 7, violin at age 9, and then flute.
EvaEva's artistic genre is based mainly on a blend of indian and brazilian rhythms, with electronica overtones to create a modern yet still organic sound. Her musical background is also strongly based in soul and blues roots, which can be heard on her track, "NYBlues", an emotional and thoughtful ballad.

"From as early as I can remember, the rhythms and melodies of Brazil have been a listening necessity - kind of like a need for water or food, and I can NOT stay seated when samba is playing! Indian music and culture were not far behind in becoming part of my life too (highlighted by the always-fabulous Bhangra beat and Bollywood style), and so that has also taken an important role in the sound and overall experience of my work.
Just for fun, I'll throw in a little punky-esque rock guitar riff (to match my hair, haha) from time to time to keep you on your toes! "
Call me ThatGlamSambaPunkyHairedBhangraRockStar.

Through her parents, (Googie and Tom Coppola) EvaEva was exposed to a broad spectrum of great musicians. To name a few; The Average White Band ('77 Montreux Jazz Festival), Herbie Mann , Todd Rundgren, Chick Corea, Pat Matheny, The Brecker Brothers, Steve Gadd, Jan Hammer, Manu DiBango, Eumir Deodato, Sammy Figueroa, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim , Hermeto Pascoal, and Creed Taylor.

From 1983-1987, EvaEva studied Flute with Julius Baker and Brad Garner at The Juilliard School. While a student at Juilliard, she performed with Jean-Pierre Rampal and a flute chorus at Carnegie Hall. From the late 80s to early 90s, EvaEva could be seen spinning hot tracks at the Palladium, Limelight, Red Zone, Shout, City, Tavern On The Green, and the Rainbow Room. EvaEva is also talented as an actress and dancer. She was hired as a child singer for commercials, has performed in plays, musicals, operettas, and has been trained classically in ballet and tap. In 1999, EvaEva starred in and co-produced the independent short film, "The Crown and Bell".

EvaEva was hired as a child singer for commercials, has performed in plays, musicals, operettas, and trained classically in ballet and tap. As a singer, she feels most influenced by Stevie Wonder, Maria Callas, and her mother.

Among those who have recorded with her are Cyro Baptista, Gil Goldstein, and Dominguinhos. EvaEva has traveled frequently to Brazil, where she recorded "Friends Always". She lived in So Paulo for three months in 2000, during which time she performed with Jorge Ben Jor. In 2005, EvaEva collaborated with Matt Pierson, recording 4 songs for EMI Music.

EvaEva continues to create new and exciting music. She challenges herself to be a better musician and producer, writing and producing cool tracks for film, television, and other licensing. Some recent examples are " Brazilian House 1 (Rio Groovy) " , " Ziriguidum " , and " Shantaram " , a song she wrote dedicated the novel of the same name, written by Gregory David Roberts. She believes strongly that she has captured the essence, humanity, resiliance, and heart of the story in the lyrics of the song, and she hopes that the author will hear it and think so too.

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