2019 marks the release of Joanna's fifth album.

The record is in the form of a song cycle, with each song woven together with spoken word and soundscape. It tells the story of her solo travels down the west coast of America, by bicycle, and the incredible experiences she had, from the people she met to the landscape she traversed.

Available now on iTunes.

Far Away From Any Place Called Home

Joanna appears at Dublin's National Concert Hall for a solo performance and two songwriting workshops for adults and children. 2018.

Songwriting workshops at National Concert Hall, Dublin

The Herald Scotland gives her FOUR STARS. 

Read article HERE

Watch a clip from her show  HERE

Joanna brings her

one woman show,

"The Great Song Cycle"

to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2018. 

 

"Put quite simply, Blood & Bone is both the sound of a broken heart laid bare and the sonic summation of a journey toward its reconstruction. It's an album informed by the gravitas of naked truth, finding vocalist Joanna Wallfisch creating and delivering a singular blend of poise, pain, and passion with startling clarity...(her band) provide a rasied platform to stand on... all join in solidarity with Wallfisch to help produce musical beauty of a many-colored sort that speaks to straight to the human condition." 

— **** All About Jazz

WATCH MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Blood and Bone OUT NOW

In August 2016 Joanna embarked on a solo album release tour down the west coast of America, by bicycle. Little did she know this journey would change her life. Carrying her instruments, camping gear and everything else she needed, with only the power of her body and mind to get her from A to B, she performed 16 solo shows and has now turned this experience into a full length show. 

Read the VICE MAGAZINE article about here HERE

The Great Song Cycle - Portland to LA, 1,154 Miles, by bicycle.

Commissioned by The Catskill Jazz Factory, Joanna created a concert based on the female songstresses on the 60's. She arranged and performed the music of

Joan Baez, Joni Mitchel, Buffy Sainte Marie, Judy Collins, Laura Nyro, Joan Armatrading, Janis Ian

and Judee Sill.

  Watch and listen HERE

BEYOND JONI

 

In February 2016 Joanna partnered with UK charity SONGBOUND and travelled to Mumbai to work with and bring music to children living in extreme poverty. To read more about SONGBOUND click HERE

For London Jazz Feature article,

click HERE

Songbound, Mumbai

Joanna was awarded the opportunity to premiere her brand new work "The Great Song Cycle Song Cycle" -a musical memoir about an adventure of a lifetime - 

at New York's prestigious venue National Sawdust as part of their exclusive residency program 

Summer Labs.

Watch the video HERE

National Sawdust Summer Labs Residency

 

Featuring Joanna Wallfisch - vocals and ukulele

Dan Tepfer - piano

The Sacconi String Quartet

Watch and listen HERE

Gardens In My Mind

on Sunnyside Records, 2016

 

Her ‘most adventurous’ record to date. She has written full arrangements for string quartet and piano, resulting from a special commission by the Salisbury Festival to collaborate with the award winning Sacconi Quartet. It is these unusual, highly expressive arrangements, coupled with their sensitive and virtuosic execution by pianist Dan Tepfer and the Sacconis, which elevate the songs to a new level, making this a truly transporting record that warrants multiple listens.

Gardens In My Mind at The 2016 London Jazz Festival

Joanna has played the ukulele since 2011. Self taught, she has created a unique sound and songwriting style on this versatile instrument. In 2016 Kala caught wind of her talents and signed her to their roster. She now plays their Cedar Top Baritone and Long Neck Soprano. 

Watch 

Kala Brand Ukulele signs Joanna 

Watch and listen HERE

Joanna's song SATELLITE featured on the soundtrack of PRESSURE.

 

Featuring Joanna Wallfisch - vocals, and Dan Tepfer - piano. Produced by Matt Pierson.

Watch a live recorded music video HERE

The Origin Of Adjustable Things released on Sunnyside Records. 2015

 

 

Watch and listen HERE

In 2013 Joanna had the opportunity to tour for a month through the USA with a 70 piece choir and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra. Venues included: The Kennedy Centre, Rose Theatre, Symphony Hall...

Joanna tours with Wynton Marsalis and Chorale Le Chateaux, performing

"The Abyssinnian Mass"

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