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Joanna Pascale

Since emerging onto Philadelphia's jazz scene, vocalist Joanna Pascale has established herself as a compelling and skilled vocalist. At just 24 years old Joanna already has a working repertoire of over 400 songs. She brings a strong emotional element as well as a solid sense of swing to her uncommonly large catalogue of jazz standards. Joanna has regular gigs as a leader at some of Philadelphia's premiere jazz venues, as well as regular appearances with Philadelphia's most respected jazz musicians. Joanna began her musical education as a listener to the music in her household. "I grew up listening to old vinyl albums of Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, and Nat King Cole," recalls Pascale, "I learned these songs as if they were a part of my generation's popular music." Joanna's love for jazz voice eventually took her to Philadelphia's Performing Arts High School, and then to Temple University, where she studied music with such instructors as Terell Stafford and Bruce Barth. While still a student in high school, Joanna began to develop her unique repertoire. "When I started going to jam sessions, vocalists would always do the same couple of songs," stated Pascale, "it would amaze me that gems like 'Serenade in Blue' or 'Once in a While', for example, would fall through the cracks

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2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

Read "2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival Pittsburgh, PA June 20-23, 2019 Now in its ninth year, the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival continues to grow and prosper as one of the country's best jazz festivals. Tied to the efforts of the city's August Wilson African American Cultural Center, the festival continues to prosper under ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Joanna Pascale

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joanna Pascale

All About Jazz is celebrating Joanna Pascale's birthday today! Since emerging onto Philadelphia\'s jazz scene, vocalist Joanna Pascale has established herself as a compelling and skilled vocalist. At just 24 years old Joanna already has a working repertoire of over 400 songs. She brings a strong emotional element as well as a solid sense of swing ...

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Mangia e Jazz at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia

Mangia e Jazz at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia

November is a celebration of Italian American jazz artists at Chris’ Jazz Café and their favorite dishes that reflect their heritage. “All month long we’re showcasing musicians with Italian roots,” said Chef/Owner Mark DeNinno. “We thought it would be fun to tie in their favorite dishes, so guests can actually eat what the artists enjoy.” The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Joanna Pascale at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Read "Joanna Pascale at Chris' Jazz Cafe" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Joanna Pascale Chris' Jazz Cafe Philadelphia, PA November 10, 2018 The content of this show came as a complete surprise to this reviewer. I expected vocalist Joanna Pascale, who is by now a Philadelphia legend, to sing a typical set of standards from the Great American Songbook. Instead, she blew everyone ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joanna Pascale

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joanna Pascale

All About Jazz is celebrating Joanna Pascale's birthday today! Since emerging onto Philadelphia\'s jazz scene, vocalist Joanna Pascale has established herself as a compelling and skilled vocalist. At just 24 years old Joanna already has a working repertoire of over 400 songs. She brings a strong emotional element as well as a solid sense of swing ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joanna Pascale

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joanna Pascale

All About Jazz is celebrating Joanna Pascale's birthday today! Since emerging onto Philadelphia\'s jazz scene, vocalist Joanna Pascale has established herself as a compelling and skilled vocalist. At just 24 years old Joanna already has a working repertoire of over 400 songs. She brings a strong emotional element as well as a solid sense of swing ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Tender Heart: Songs Of Tom Giacabetti And Melissa Gilstrap

Read "Tender Heart: Songs Of Tom Giacabetti And Melissa Gilstrap" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

The late Tom Giacabetti was a master guitarist based in Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Towards the end of his life, cut short at age 64 by a prolonged illness, he compiled several of his own compositions for some of which lyrics were set by Melissa Gilstrap, a Philly lawyer and lover of music, poetry, literature, and ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joanna Pascale

Jazz Musician of the Day: Joanna Pascale

All About Jazz is celebrating Joanna Pascale's birthday today! Since emerging onto Philadelphia's jazz scene, vocalist Joanna Pascale has established herself as a compelling and skilled vocalist. At just 24 years old Joanna already has a working repertoire of over 400 songs. She brings a strong emotional element as well as a solid sense of swing ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Peter Paulsen Trio: A Few Thoughts

Read "A Few Thoughts" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Bassist and composer Peter Paulsen is not reticent in his willingness to quote the bible. He specifically cites Matthew 13: 31-32 in stating an approach to creating music rooted in observation and execution through improvisation, communication and impulsiveness. He references a line regarding the mustard seed, saying it is..."the least of all the seeds; but when ...


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