After a 16-date West Coast Tour where she travelled 1124 miles on her bicycle, Joanna Wallfisch returns home to NYC for one last performance on her Great Song Cycle Tour. Featuring Pablo Menares on bass, Kenneth Salters on drums and Yago Vasquez on piano, see her perform some new music at Rockwood Music Hall tonight at 9 PM!
The Great Song Cycle
August 2 – Portland, OR House Concert
August 6 – Eugene, OR Eugene Saturday Market
August 6 – Cottage Grove, OR The Axe & Fiddle Public House
August 12 – Arcata, CA The Sanctuary
August 17 – Petaluma, CA Kala Brand Factory Tour
August 19 – Oakland, CA The Octopus Literary Salon
August 20 – San Francisco, CA Red Poppy Art House
August 24 – Aptos, CA Santa Cruz Coffee Company
August 25 – Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Coffee Company
August 25 – Capitola, CA Zizzo's Coffeehouse & Wine Bar
August 28 – Carmel, CA Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula
September 6 – Newport Beach, CA TBD
September 8 – Los Angeles, CA TBD
The UK's Songwriting Magazine premiered "Gardens In My Mind", the first video from Joanna Wallfisch's upcoming album. Saying it stirs "memories of sunnier times and climes", it's the perfect release for the first day of summer. Read their whole piece here.
Joanna Wallfisch will give a talk and performance at Mountaintop Library in Tannersville, NY on June 10 as a preview of her new project "Beyond Joni". The concert, a collaboration between Catskill Jazz Factory / 23Arts Initiative and Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT, will explore the great female singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s. The full performance will take place at Music Mountain on July 16. Information about the preview is here. Tickets for the Music Mountain show are here.
LONDON-BORN, NYC-BASED ARTIST, JOANNA WALLFISCH, ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
GARDENS IN MY MIND
Out on Sunnyside Records, July 22, 2016
Second collaboration with pianist Dan Tepfer
features London’s award-winning classical string ensemble The Sacconi Quartet
“Sensitive and deep” — The New York Times
UK native vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Joanna Wallfisch announces the upcoming release of her third album, Gardens in My Mind, out on July 22, 2016 (Sunnyside Records). Wallfisch’s new body of work showcases the artist’s signature pure vocals and poetic lyrics with an intricate weaving of singer-songwriter, folk, jazz, contemporary and indie pop music. The 14-track album features Wallfisch on vocals, piano and ukulele along with pianist, Dan Tepfer, and award-winning London-based ensemble, The Sacconi Quartet.
Gardens is the much anticipated follow-up to Wallfisch’s critically acclaimed last album, The Origin of Adjustable Things (Sunnyside Records, 2015), which Downbeat rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Originally from London, Joanna Wallfisch was born with music in her DNA. Daughter of classical cellist Raphael Wallfisch and violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch, Wallfisch completed her Masters in Jazz Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and relocated to New York City in 2012. In 2011, she independently released her debut solo album, Wild Swan, which she recorded at the Douglas Street Studios in Brooklyn, New York.
In the past five years, Wallfisch has toured or worked with Wynton Marsalis, Fred Hersch, Lee Konitz, Joe Martin, Rob Garcia, James Shipp among other jazz luminaries. She has also appeared on film soundtracks, including All the Beautiful Things and Desert Dancer, and is the featured voice on the national ad campaign for Hillshire Farms.
In 2015, Wallfisch teamed up with pianist Dan Tepfer to record her second album, The Origin of Adjustable Things, which consisted of eight original compositions and four covers, including a hushed interpretation of Radiohead's "Creep," Tim Buckley's "Song to a Siren," and the Academy Award-nominated Tiomkin-Washington song, "Wild Is the Wind."
Wallfisch has received rave reviews from a number of music critics. The Boston Globe says, “Wallfisch combines the intimate purview of a singer-songwriter with the technical liberties of a jazz improviser.” Downbeat raves about Wallfisch, saying “her focused, crystalline delivery will melt any purist’s heart. ”The New York Times calls Wallfisch “an introspective singer-songwriter” who is “sensitive and deep.”
Be sure to pluck a copy of the new Joanna Wallfisch album Gardens in My Mind when it blooms on July 22nd! And stay tuned for the artist’s new music video for the title track--coming soon!