Evingson was born in Hibbing, Minnesota. With parents who were music fans, she grew up listening to Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. From a young age, she sang in church and school choirs and musical theater productions. .
After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1981, she worked as a professional singer in clubs and concert halls in Minnesota and in 1986 became a member of the vocal jazz group Moore by Four.
As a solo artist, she has appeared with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra as conducted by Doc Severinsen, at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. and with the JazzMN Orchestra, among others. Wiki