EVELYNE DATL          

Music for Film and Television

Classically trained pianist/keyboardist Evelyne Datl has enjoyed an outstanding career in the Canadian music industry. Riding the wave of musical and artistic abundance that marked Toronto in the 80's, Evelyne has performed and recorded with many notable Canadian artists, including 17 years as musical cohort and co-producer to multi -award winning singer-songwriter Shirley Eikhard.


Her years of experience include roles as session musician on numerous recordings and musical director for live shows such as the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Toronto's “Cavalcade of Lights” and “Funny Girls and Dynamic Divas”.  Evelyne has produced several recordings for various artists and received the CIUT Radio Award for Producer of the Year.  She recorded her own CD of original instrumentals and was awarded finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition for her instrumental “Brooklyn Days”.


Her performance genres have spanned a wide breadth. She was a member of improvising chamber orchestra ‘Hemispheres’, and Freddie Stone’s ‘free union collective’.  In pop/rock she played with The Parachute Club, Alannah Myles, and Martha and the Muffins. In world/folk - Lillian Allen, Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Daisy Debolt, and jazz/pop/blues Taborah Johnson, Holly Cole, Rita Chiarelli among others.

In the mid-90's her diverse musical experience served her well as she began composing music for Film and TV. One of few female composers, she has created and engineered scores for over 40 productions, comprised of TV series, documentaries and feature films.


Evelyne holds an ARCT diploma in piano performance from Royal Conservatory of Music.

Additional studies include improvisation with Freddie Stone, electronic music at U of T, tabla drums, Tai Chi (instructor) and certification in Ortho-Bionomy.

“....I first encountered her astonishing musicality nearly a decade ago. The Toronto - based composer and performer was, at that time, a member of "Hemispheres" - the ambitious, local orchestral ensemble that merged improvisational jazz with that hard to define beast commonly known as "new music...

Evelyne's apparent ease with diverse musical styles and the technical demands of improvisational music translates into an emotional charge and many times I found myself transfixed by her performances....”  Andrew Zealey . Xtra Magazine