I turn down roughly 1000 musicians a year for representation, but could not pass up this newest addition to the MarsJazz roster, a very special Jazz/Folk singer-songwriter whom Fred Hersch has hailed as a “first-rate musician in every way.”
Joanna has a gorgeous, evocative voice, poetic lyrics that tell a story, great beauty and stage presence, and an overall musicality that comes from being the daughter and younger sister of renowned classical musicians. After graduating from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music in her native London, Joanna then moved to NYC, where she worked with luminaries such as Wynton Marsalis, recorded 2 CDs with pianist Dan Tepfer that each made Downbeat’s list of the Best CDs of the Year in 2015 and 2016, and was recently mentioned in Ted Gioia’s list of 150 Jazz Masters in early to mid-career.
Now based in LA, Joanna continues to tour globally, enchanting audiences wherever she goes. She performs solo, duo with a number of excellent pianist collaborators, with string quartets, and has a stellar trio in pianist Jesse Elder, bassist Pablo Menares, and drummer Kenneth Salters, with whom she recently recorded her fourth album Blood & Bone to be released on February 1, 2018. Contact me now to book a CD Release gig next year at club, festival, performing arts center, or intimate house concert. For more info on this rising star please visit www.joannawallfisch.com.