Joanie Pallatto is a singer-songwriter based in Chicago, and co-owner of Southport Records with her husband Bradley Parker-Sparrow.
In February 2021, the Chicago Music Awards bestowed Joanie with a Special Lifetime
Achievement Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Music Industry.
Described by Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune as having “a stirring and special voice,”
Joanie Pallatto is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of
Music. Pallatto toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra as a featured vocalist before moving
to Chicago in 1979. Co-owner and partner with
pianist/composer and husband, Bradley Parker-Sparrow at Sparrow Sound Design Recording
Studio and SOUTHPORT Records, Pallatto has expertise in all aspects of musical
production. As a solo singer, group singer and voiceover talent, she has
recorded on hundreds of radio and television commercials nationally. As a jazz vocalist,
Pallatto has performed at Chicago clubs City
Winery, Andy's and The Green Mill and New York venues the Iridium Jazz Club, Pangea and
Birdland. Concert engagements have included Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago Cultural Center,
The Old Town School of Folk Music, Park West, Stage 773 and Bailiwick Theater; she was
also a featured soloist with Daniel Barenboim in 'Ellington Among Friends' at Symphony
My Jazz Story
My advice to new listeners... Listen with your heart.