London born, LA based vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Joanna Wallfisch has emerged as a unique voice in the singer-songwriter world. With a classical and jazz background her music combines post-folk and art-song with a poetic lyricism which The New York Times described as “sensitive and deep”. She is a master in the art of live vocal looping and creates beguiling vocal soundscapes to accompany her songs. The Telegraph called her virtuosic performance as “sublime and unique”.
Since 2011 Joanna has released three critically acclaimed albums, her fourth, “Blood and Bone” to be released later in 2017. “Gardens In My Mind”, (Sunnyside, 2016), features pianist Dan Tepfer and the award-winning Sacconi Quartet, showcasing Joanna’s “crystalline delivery” (Downbeat) and lush string quartet writing. Downbeat gave this album four stars, calling it “an exquisite singer-songwriter album”, while PopMatters called it “a truly beautiful listen from start to finish”.
Joanna is a passionate educator, especially for young children, and works for a number of early education programs including: Timbalooloo, a unique early childhood music education program, founded by Grammy Nominated clarinetist, Oran Etkin; Jules4Music, LA based kids music education and entertainment, and she has also worked for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Webop, Jazz for Young Kids. In 2016 she directed a choir of 200 children in Mumbai, India, for the UK charity Songbound “bringing music education to India’s poorest children”.