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Joanne Weaver and her Interstellar Voice LIVE at Mezetto NYC!

June 22, 2013

picWe are very excited to announce Joanne Weaver performing LIVE at the lovely Mezetto on the lower east side TONIGHT! Joanne will sing selections from her latest release, as well as the standards we all know and love. She attributes her love of jazz to her Uncle Ron, who introduced crooner Harry Connick, Jr. to her, which had a huge influence on her singing. She became hooked on iconic jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra – all who originally put the songs in her Interstellar Songbook on the map.

To give the songs her personal twist, Joanne brought in her influences from 90s trip hop bands (Morcheeba, Portishead, Massive Attack) and American filmmaker and TV director David Lynch (“Blue Velvet” and “Twin Peaks”), giving the songs a more spacey and atmospheric color, which she says “creates a fresh angle on these classic songs for those who have known them for decades as well as introduces them in a way that is more accessible to younger listeners.” The album ends on a lighter, more acoustic note with the relatively newer tune “Moon River”, written in 1961 by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini, with just a ukulele and Joanne’s luscious vocals.

A native of Sunnyvale, California, Joanne left her home and pre-med aspirations behind when she arrived in New York City in 2001. Since 2006, Joanne has studied under vocal coach Elynn Diamond, to whom Joanne attributes her career really taking flight. Among the many people Joanne thanks inside her CD cover are Andre Fratto, the album’s producer, arranger and co-conceptualizer, and her father, Glenn Weaver, who “left this world too soon” and who Joanne says “I’m hoping can hear my songs somewhere…out there.”

Come on down to Mezetto! See you at 8!

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