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Free: JOANNA MARIE
May 14, 2014
Yoshi's Local Talent Series: FREE live music in The Lounge 6:30 to 10:00pm!
Soulful jazz / R&B vocalist and songwriter
Joanna has an affinity for the rhodes and the drums. If she wasn't a singer or pianist, she'd want to be Bernard Purdie or James Jamerson. As a child, Joanna sang songs from Paula Abdul's album Forever Your Girl on her parent's coffee table in between fervent sessions of practicing classical piano music. She fell in love with Chicago (the band) before she discovered Stevie Wonder, and Carole King's Tapestry was the album that inspired Joanna to learn how to sing and play piano at the same time. Joanna studied jazz when she finished high school and started touring internationally with bands after finishing her studies. She has recorded two albums, Through The Dark (2010) and Kaleidoscope (2013). Both albums credit Joanna as a songwriter, music arranger and producer. She will be touring California and Western Canada in the Spring of 2013.