Joelle is a 2016/17 Lincoln Center Kids Resident Artist, NPR Featured Artist, Jazz vocalist, Singer/Songwriter, Voiceover Artist & Educator. She sings regularly at the iconic Tavern on The Green in Central Park. She has been called "A chameleon" by NPR, being able to switch between many genres vocally with ease; making her a sought-after singer for session/recording work across the board.
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 a one hour episode of 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 band.
She 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, Madison Sq. Park in NYC and BAM in Brooklyn in 2017.
THE BAND'S STORY: Joelle's quartet started out as close friends all living on the same block of Pinehurst Avenue in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. Together, they have performed at venues including Lincoln Center, Rainbow Room, Birdland Jazz Club (where she has hosted their 'Jazz Party' night), SubCulture, Zinc Bar, New York Stock Exchange, Four Seasons, Top of the Rock, Regattabar in Cambridge, Mass., Tavern on The Green, The Standard Hotel's Boom Boom Room, Rockwood Music Hall (where they play regularly), & as the featured house band for the James Beard Foundation annual galas and events.
JOELLE'S STORY: 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 Festival (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 Bachelors of Music from Boston University's College of Fine Arts.
In addition to her singing gigs, she conducts private lessons in person and virtually. See the contact page if you're interested in voice lessons.
Lastly, some fun facts: Joelle grew up in the Boston area and fell in love with listening to Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Julie London during her teen years; who still inspire her today. Shas three younger brothers, is a proud TRUE ginger, practices yoga, is gluten free, wants a tattoo at some point, and loves Indian food. You can see Joelle & her trio regularly at Tavern on The Green and at Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side.