Joanna Wallfisch

Joanna is the daughter of a family of musicians, her father being a cellist and mother being a baroque violinist. Her brother was a film composer and conductor and one brother an opera singer and cellist. Joanna received a Masters degree in jazz performance from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She moved to New York in September 2012 from London, where she was born. Since then, she has created a unique musical identity, drawing on jazz, theatre, cabaret and performance art. She is fluent on the flute and piano, has extensive experience with live vocal looping and can even perform trapeze moves while playing ukulele and singing on stage. Her debut album Wild Swan featured jazz talent such as Joe Martin, Sam Newsome and Rob Garcia. The Origin of Adjustable Things (Sunnyside) is her 2015 follow-up. It features acclaimed pianist Dan Tepfer in an intricate, sonically rich duo project. Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and her appearance with the Lee Konitz quartet were some of the opportunities she had. Other notable collaborators include Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, bassist Chris Tordini, vibraphonist/percussionist James Shipp, and drummer Colin Stranahan. Joanna has made appearances at Salisbury International Festival, Le Poisson Rouge (New York), The Barbican Center and is currently on a global tour to promote her new album. Wallfisch is not only a solo artist. She has also worked on soundtracks for films. Her song “Satellite”, which features Danny Huston in the movie Pressure, features Wallfisch’s song. Other credits include All the Beautiful Things, Desert Dancer, Dear Wendy and Summer In February. Wallfisch can also lend her vocal talents to commercials. from

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