Joelle is a 2016/17 Lincoln Center Kids Resident Artist, NPR Featured Artist, jazz vocalist, singer/songwriter, voiceover actress and educator. She has been called "A chameleon," by NPR, with her ability to seamlessly shift her voice from one musical genre to another with incredible ease.
Joelle has released 2 albums: In 'Take Me There' (2014), she brings her distinctive “jazzed-up pop & popped-up jazz” modern style to a collection of standards, originals, and reimagined pop covers. Featured on NPR’s Song Travels with Michael Feinstein, Joelle's record features tight arrangements and production by her longtime bassist/bandmate, Ben Gallina, and her genre-crossing quartet.
The band also has an alter ego kids band, 'JoJo & The Pinecones' which was developed through a residency at Lincoln Center. Their first family focused release, 'Night & Day' (2017) is now on iTunes & Spotify. They played at the famous Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago in summer, 2017, and look forward to their BAM debut in fall, 2017.
THE STORY: Joelle's quartet started out as a group of close friends, all living on the same block on Pinehurst Avenue in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. Together, they have performed at renowned venues and organizations, including Lincoln Center, Rainbow Room, Birdland Jazz Club, SubCulture, Zinc Bar, New York Stock Exchange, Four Seasons, Top of the Rock, Regattabar in Cambridge, MA, Tavern on The Green, Rockwood Music Hall (where they play regularly), and as the ensemble-in-residence for the James Beard Foundation.
Joelle's voice can also be heard on a variety of recordings, voiceover spots, jingles, and backup vocals, including on the acclaimed album “The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter” (Sony Victor/Independent), and as a backup vocalist for NBC’s Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony. You can currently hear her voice on national ads for AVON.
On stage and screen, Joelle has been featured in the 24-Hour Musicals (Gramercy Theatre), as a soloist with the Boston Holiday Pops, in Jerry Springer The Opera (Speakeasy Stage Company), and on The Wendy Williams Show.
Joelle studied at New England Conservatory prep school, Tanglewood, Indiana University’s School of Music, The New Contemporary & Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute, and holds a Bachelor of Music from Boston University's College of Fine Arts.
In addition to her performance career, Joelle runs a private voice studio in Brooklyn, and also teaches voice remotely, via Skype.