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Award Winning Vocalist Joanie Pallatto To Release New CD 'My Original Plan' Featuring Fareed Haque On Friday, April 16th, 2021


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Listen closely and find out how to dream and how to use those dreams... With Joanie, the personal becomes universal.
—Stephen Cole, From the Liner Notes
Southport Records announces the new CD of all original music from award winning singer/songwriter, Joanie PallattoMy Original Plan featuring Fareed Haque. Jazzy Pop!

My Original Plan is a collection of 14 magical songs, filled with hip lush arrangements, co-produced by Joanie Pallatto and Fareed Haque.

Featuring Musicians modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque with John Devlin, Luiz Ewerling, Howard Levy, Bradley Parker-Sparrow, Bill Nolte, Bobby Lewis, Steve Eisen, Kurt Schweitz and Juan Pastor.

“Listen closely and find out how to dream and how to use those dreams... With Joanie, the personal becomes universal." —Stephen Cole, from Liner Notes

“Joanie Pallatto is in fine voice in this collection of tunes, delivering melody and lyric steeped in mellow maturity. Backed by an A-list band, singer and musicians played in a toe-tapping groove of pop numbers with hints of rock and jazz inflections, making for happy, satisfying pleasure. Well done, Joanie Pallatto." —Marilyn Lester, Journalist

From Fareed Haque

“Unlike many of my producing gigs, Joanie was an equal partner, choosing musicians, making edits, creating vocal parts and much more. It is a joy to work with someone who has such a clear and big vision of her art. Bravo!”

From Joanie Pallatto

As I've said, these words are all I ever need to hear... from my friend, guitar legend George Freeman: “Joanie, it gets to my SOUL! It's sentimental, and it makes you reminisce."

About Joanie Pallatto

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 & Northport 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 Center.

My Original Plan will be released on Friday, April 16th, 2021

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