PJS Presents: Joanna Wallfisch (LA)
Wednesday 23 October 7.00pm
Described by Downbeat Magazine as “an exquisite singer-songwriter”, Joanna’s music conveys a beauty of a many-coloured sort that speaks to straight to the human condition. Her songs reveal personal truths about love, loss, adventure, home and hope. World Music Report described it as “quintessential heart-music by a vocalist who seems to have connected with the deepest recesses of her being emerging into brightness again with songs of haunting beauty.”
Joanna is a master in the art of live vocal looping and as a multi-instrumentalist plays baritone ukulele, piano, flute, Indian shruti box, kalimba and melodica. Her music defies genre classification as she effortlessly imbues her songs with nuances of jazz, classical, art-song, and folk, carrying her “clear-eyed poetry” (Boston Globe) and “striking vocals” (Hothouse).
She returns to Australia for a seven week, multi-state tour to celebrate the release of her fifth album “Far Away From Any Place Called Home”, and the publication of her debut book “The Great Song Cycle” (UWA Press), and will be performing music from her new record at The Ellington Jazz Club.
“[Joanna’s] crystalline voice brings to mind early recordings by that legendary songstress [Joni Mitchell] as well as the less heralded work of British jazz singer Norma Winstone.”
- The Wall Street Journal
International appearances include: National Concert Hall, Dublin | Woodford Folk Festival, MONA, Paris Cat, Australia | London Jazz Festival | Boston Court Arts Performing Centre, LA | Pizza Express, London | Salisbury International Festival, UK | The Sunflower Theatre, CO | National Sawdust, Joe’s Pub, Small Jazz Club, NYC | The Blue Whale, LA | Sundance Film Festival | The Edinburgh Fringe Festival | SING! A Capella Arts Festival, Toronto.