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by Liz Maney

Eva Gertz was born in Boston, MA to a mosaicist and interior-designing mother, and a jazz bassist and music-teaching father. As a high-schooler, all creative classes, aka electives, were scheduled at the same hour. Instead of choosing art or music class, she made a deal with her high school principal: so long as she upheld good grades, half of the week she could attend chorus, where she valued her role as piano accompanist, and the other half of the week she could attend art class, where her longing to create things with her hands was fulfilled. Currently, she's always incorporating visual art with her music, whether through her dance-filled music videos, watercolor album art, or handmade merch.

With a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music (major: Contemporary Writing and Production, minor: Conducting), Eva demonstrates some impressive composition and arranging chops both within her original songs and the music of others. She arranged music for visiting artists at Berklee, such as film composer A.R. Rahman, Peruvian singer Susana Baca, and Spanish singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias. As a singer-songwriter herself, she released her debut album in 2018, much influenced by her revered folk/jazz artists, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon.

Beginning in 2018, Eva took on a residency onboard Holland America Cruise Lines in Alaska, entertaining guests nightly as part of a dueling pianos act called Billboard Onboard. With well over 500 popular cover songs  under her belt, she now frequently gigs as a "one-woman-band" for private events and wedding entertainment. Visit the contact tab to inquire about having Eva entertain your next party!

Eva continues to write and direct music, perform and accompany on piano, and immerse herself in creative communities and projects at every opportunity. She passionately teaches a wide array of students, and frequently performs either original music or entertains at piano bars. In her free time she enjoys expressive painting, sketching, and poetry. She discovered that one can be an artist simply by exploring how to live life to its fullest. Eva currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.