Jo studied saxophone at the Boston Conservatory. She played in Phil Wilson’s Rainbow Band for several semesters, and also Back Bay Brass and the Contemporary Wind Orchestra. She has studied with such impressive artists including Greg Banaszak, Ken Radnofsky, Fred Lipsius, George Garzone, and Danny Harrington and others.
Jo also studied songwriting with industry professionals as she continued to develop her wide range of talents. These include Pat Pattison, Scarlet Keys, and Jack Perricone. She recorded her first album, I’ll See You in Hell, etc., during her senior year at Berklee.
Jo is in the process of touring and performing on both coasts. She has performed with artists like the Union Station Swing Band, the Hollywood Wind Ensemble, Esperanza Spalding, the Damn Well Please Organ Trio, Mojo Stone, the Samantha Ronson Band, and many others.
She’s been featured in the Saxophone Journal several times in 2011 and received national attention for her album, Copley Inbound.
What are people saying about her?
“She has great melodies, and the kind of razor-sharp lyrics that pleasantly catch the half-listener off guard.” –Berklee Groove
“Crooning jazz reminiscent of New Orleans.” – ListenUP Myrtle Beach
“Like nothing I have ever heard before. Good stuff!” – Home Recording Weekly
Jo also has music available on iTunes, a CD titled “Copley Inbound”. Check it out before the show. Once you begin to hear the music on your speakers, you will want to clear your schedule in order to not miss this performance!
For additional information, schedules, photos and more visit Jo at her website.
Have a great week, and we’ll see ya there!