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Johanna is a singer and songwriter whose dynamic acoustic style blends together her Celtic heritage with her love of jazz and soul music. With influences such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Chaka Khan & Prince, in Johanna we have a world class vocalist.
With all her achievements as an entertainer in stage, screen & TV as well as a top 10 single in her homeland of New Zealand, you’ll see why this woman is in such great demand.
She’s won awards for her original compositions in the 25th Australian National Songwriting Contest and the Musicoz awards and has given electric performances at The Manly International Jazz Festival, The Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival, The Norfolk Island Jazz Festival, The New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival and the Java Jazz Festival held in Jakarta Indonesia alo ngside Chaka Khan, Jamie Cullum and Level 42.
She has a unique creativity which is only found in someone destined to follow their dream, you’ll notice her charming personality shines even brighter when you hear her sing.
Johanna’s debut E.P features Ben Isackson on drums, Victor Rounds on Bass, Brendan St Ledger, Sam McNally & Barbara Griffin on Piano & Keyboards, Johnson-Jay Medwick Daley, Johanna Elms, Sam Hawksley, Gordon Tan and Mark Punch on Guitars. Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Ash Maklad & Mastered by Paul Stefanidis.
“Jazz-inspired sensual pop music with a voice that soars, then surprises you when it growls with emotion”. Amanda Easton.
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