Eva Schubert
Eva Schubert is a singer and songwriter based in Vancouver, Canada. Inspired by jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone, blues icons like Etta James, and — perhaps improbably — Leonard Cohen, she writes in a diverse range of styles.

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Flying High- the video

Sometimes projects are born in a second of inspiration, but bringing them into the world always takes much longer. I just released the music video for a song called "Flying High", but it was a long time in the making. In fact it was almost two years ago, on a break between sets at a live performance that the idea was born. I was playing some old school jazz live for a swing...

Brawler – A new kind of song

This September I am releasing a new EP called "Hot Damn Romance". It contains five songs, all of which I recorded in Toronto at the beginning of June. The songs are all originals, but they were written at different times. One of the tracks, "Brawler", is the oldest. In fact, it was part of the same stream of inspiration that created all the songs on my first album, "Songs...

Hot Damn Romance- the EP

I am excited to announce that there is new music almost ready to release. This year I released some songs as singles, and now there is an EP of five more songs that will come out in September. These tracks are special because they feature the incredible skills of some very fine musicians from Toronto. Producer Bryant Didier of BMusique Studios is a friend of a very good friend of mine,...

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7EqYi5ve0U I put this cover together on a whim this month because it's a fun jazzy tune to sing, and I have a lot to sing about.  This version features Marc Rivest on guitar. 2018 has been a very exciting year musically, with my first fight scene music video (Molasses), a trip to Italy to perform live jazz, and new music and collaborators in the mix. This is a way of saying thank you to all...

Transparency

You were opaque to me that first summer All smooth surfaces, firm limbs And eyes that glimmered like the evening sea I moved along the edges seeing My own face in twin mirrors The angle of your approach Observation drew me deeper The long scar—white testament To a fight you wouldn’t lose An arm broken before resolve The particular shape Hours of effort gave your hands I have gathered all these signs The face of a child who had your name A summer of wild-water grief The whisper of...

Here I Go Again

Jazz is such a large umbrella term for music. You can find the French gypsy style of Django Reinhardt, the New Orleans trumpet, melodic jazz guitar, meditative midnight sax, and even the club pumping style of Electro Swing. One of the well established sub genres of jazz is Brazilian jazz, and bossa nova in particular. "The Girl From Ipanema" is probably the most well known song from this tradition. When I was...

What Endurance Hiking Taught Me

  Yesterday I performed what has become a December tradition: attempting to finish a 50 kilometer hike through the mountains on Vancouver’s north shore.  “Why?” you may ask.  It’s a good question.  A non-stop march through rugged terrain that takes between 13 and 18 hours to complete is no laughing matter.  It helps to love mountains of course, but there is no denying the fact that such a trip will involve a certain degree of...

They Say (Lyrics)

This time I said I’m going to keep my cool Not going to lose my head Not going to play the fool And that four letter word I will not speak The one that starts with “L” And ends with “E” Chorus: But everywhere I go People seem to know Just what I’m not speaking of And they say…. They say “You must be in love” Stopped by a café One Saturday afternoon I had a smile on my face I was humming a tune And the barista said As she poured my...

New album release

It's been a long journey, but I am thrilled to be releasing my second album, "Borderless Sky". A project like this is always intensely personal, but it also involves many other people along the way to bringing it into being. There are 8 tracks, ranging from the romantic to the lively and humorous. Songs like "They Say" and "Traces of You" are classic jazz, and feature piano and trumpet, recalling the style of Louis Armstrong...