Sunday 23 June, 7.30pm
Image © Graham Pattison
With six solo albums to her credit, Joanna is considered one of the finest singer-pianists in the UK, with a style that covers a broad spectrum, through jazz, soul, bossa nova and blues.
Mojo magazine describes her song-writing as having ‘melody, mystery and bite’. With six solo albums to her credit, Joanna is considered one of the finest singer-pianists in the UK with a style that covers a broad spectrum, through jazz, soul, bossa nova and blues. Her beautifully crafted compositions give life to personal and expressive lyrics, which – like her song-writing hero Joni Mitchell – question and reflect life’s changes. Joining her are bassist Andrés Lafone, and drummer George Double.
Joanna’s interaction with her audience is warm and she has built up a huge following, performing regularly at Ronnie Scott’s Club, The Stables & Apex concert halls. The quality of Joanna’s live work is reflected by the stellar list of artists she and her world class band have supported including Van Morrison, Tom Jones, Jamie Cullum, Roy Hargrove and The Buena Vista Social Club.
Joanna will be known to many Festival-goers as she is based here in north-west Essex, where she mentored local superstar Sam Smith through his early career. Her Saffron Hall concert in April 2023 was completely sold out, so catch her in Thaxted while you can!
‘The UK’s answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones’ Time Out
This concert is sponsored by Greenwood Financial Planning LLP.
The concert is also sponsored by a friend of Thaxted Festival who wishes to remain anonymous.
Venue: Thaxted Parish Church
Tickets: £32*, £28, £24, £20, £12. Age 30 and under: £10
*Premium seating in centre front rows.