Hailing from Montreal, Canada, accomplished singer Joanne Griffith transcends cultural barriers, languages, and genres, be it folk, blues, or jazz. Whether singing a Nina Simone cover or a song composed for her, Joanne leaves no audience indifferent with her velvety voice and magnetic stage presence.
After spending ten years with the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir, Joanne published YôYê in 2004, an album consisting of original songs or adaptations and two covers: "Feeling Good" and "Iko Iko." An invitation to travel through song, YôYê is a reflection of Montreal's vibrant blend of métissages. The artist has since spent time honing her craft and expanding her repertoire.
Joanne is now working on a world blues project and putting together a program that is well-suited for a home-concert setting. See details here.
A lover of words, Joanne is also an experienced copy editor and French to English translator.