"Subtle chiaroscuro effects of dynamics, dissonance or vibrato, and her focussed, crystalline delivery will melt any purist’s heart.” - Downbeat Magazine
"A sublime voice" — The Telegraph, UK
"Her voice is like a glowing crescent moon" — Jazz Weekly
"An uncommonly versatile vocalist" — Corrinna dFW, NYTimes
London born, Los Angeles based vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Joanna Wallfisch has emerged as a unique voice in the music industry. Born into a family of renowned classical musicians, Joanna earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Central Saint Martins College, London. In 2007 she moved to Paris to continue her studies at L'École Superior des Beaux Arts, however most of her time was spent singing jazz with a street-band in front of the Notre Dame, discovering singing to be her true passion. In 2010 she went on to complete a Masters Degree in Jazz from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2012 she moved to New York City to pursue her dream of being a jazz vocalist and songwriter, and released her debut album "Wild Swan". She has since released four solo albums, all to critical acclaim. For more info see: www.joannawallfisch.com
Joanna has worked on multiple film soundtracks and commercials, as both a vocalist, lyricist and songwriter. Her song “Satellite”, released on her 2015 album, is featured in the movie Pressure, starring Danny Huston, and she also wrote lyrics for the featured soundtrack song "Summer Rain". Other credits include: "All the Beautiful Things" (Sundance Film Festival, 2014), "Desert Dancer" (Dir. Richard Raymond. Orig Score Benjamin Wallfisch), "Dear Wendy" (by Lars Von Triar. Orig Score Benjamin Wallfisch) and "Summer in February", starring Dan Stevens (Orig Score Benjamin Wallfisch). She is also the featured vocalist on the national ad campaign of Hillshire Farm.
She is a master in the art of live vocal looping creating beguiling vocal soundscapes to accompany her songs. The Telegraph called her virtuosic performance as "sublime and unique".
She tours her original music globally, and has appeared at: Woodford Folk Festival, Australia, London Jazz Festival, UK, Women in (e)Motion Festival, Germany; The Blue Whale, LA, National Sawdust, NYC, The Sunflower Theatre, CO, Boston Court Performing Arts Centre, LA, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to name a few.
In 2013 Joanna had the opportunity to tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as part of a 70 piece choir directed by Grammy-nominated Damien Sneed, for Mr. Masralis’s piece “The Abysinnian Mass”. She has also appeared with other such luminaries as Lee Konitz and Kenny Werner.
She currently sings with the Metropolitan Master Chorale, Los Angeles, and freelances in large and small vocal ensembles. She is formally trained and has sight-reading ability.
She is a voting member of the Recording Academy, and is SAG Eligible.