Ask the majority of today's jazz vocalists to name their favourite singer/songwriter, and Joni Mitchell is very high, if not top, of the list.

 

One of Ms Mitchell's fans is Joanna Eden. Described by one critic as the UK's answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones, Joanna pays a heartfelt tribute the music of the iconic Canadian singer/songwriter.

 

Lincolnshire born Joanna wrote and performed her first song, Happy December, age seven. The daughter of a musician and a drama teacher, she could read music before she could write, studied piano from age 4 and left university 17 years later with her first tour (with college Indie-band ‘Precious’), an all consuming love of Ella Fitzgerald and a weakness for drummers. . . .

 

A wonderfully gifted singer, Joanna has played her jazz influenced original music all over the world and has also supported world class artists, including Jamie Cullum, the Buena Vista Social Club and the Blockheads.  
 

Joanna has performed live on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and Mojo magazine has given her original albums rave reviews, stating that her songs have “melody, mystery and bite!”
 

A singing teacher for 12 years, her first student, Sam Smith, has since gone on to become an international star.
 

Completing the line-up are Chris Ingham (Guitar/Piano) and Lewis Andrews (Guitar/Bass).

 

Sunday, June 5th
Joanna Eden: Joni & Me

“Joanna Eden . . . the UK’s answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones." - Time Out

 

“Definitely worth seeking out." - Sir Michael Parkinson

Tickets £12. £10 Concession

Doors: 7.00pm. Music: 7.30pm

Women in Jazz