SHAINA EVONIUK EPK
After a decade of a successful career as an in-demand string arranger & side woman, Shaina Evoniuk (pronounced SHAY-nuh EH-vuh-nick) is stepping out as a solo artist, composer & band leader with the release of her debut album, Hitwoman Honey.
A virtuosic tour de force that listens like embarking on a week in the life of Shaina E, this album is experienced through a uniquely diverse tapestry of musical moods and genres. Like a roller coaster ride filled with emotion and fervor, at times the listener is taken to exhilarating heights of intense, power-filled sounds, then gently cradled into the safety of her thoughtfully melodic and soothing strings.
With a cadre of exceptional Bay Area artists, some tracks experiment and play, while others soar and explode with Shaina's creative passion and verve: symbolic of the day in/day out bustle of life, especially for a young urban woman.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music grad led her band, Cosa Nostra Strings, who is heavily featured on Hitwoman Honey in a successful 2017 season with highlighted performances at SFJAZZ - where they were named a young band to look out for and Shaina was listed as a notable female composer - Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Yoshis, UnderCover Presents, The Soiled Dove & Point Richmond Jazz Festival. Shaina's string section & writing has most recently been featured in collaborations with Blackalicious, Beats Antique, William Close, Leon Bridges, Grouch & Eli, Lyrics Born, Lilan Kane, Femme Deadly Venom & Zion-I to name a few.