Janet Evra and Ptah Williams New Friends and Old Favorites is a joyful meeting of old and new, tradition and innovation, soul and style.  Recorded live at the world-famous Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, this instant classic album features familiar but fresh interpretations of American songbook standards and hits by Ray Charles, Nina Simone, and The Shirelles.  Evra, a young multi-talented international vocalist and bandleader and Williams, a St. Louis jazz legend and virtuoso pianist, are supported by an all-star ensemble of St. Louis musicians – Kendrick Smith on sax, Will Buchanan on guitar, and Demarius Hicks on drums.