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“The UK’s answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones” Time Out
“Definitely worth seeking this one out” Sir Michael Parkinson, BBC Radio 2
“Eden’s songs have melody, mystery and bite” Mojo Magazine
“Eden writes sharp-witted, well-crafted songs and sings them sweetly and with conviction” London Evening Standard
A musically sumptuous and heart-felt tribute from one singer-songwriter and mentor to another.
Singer/songwriter and mentor to Sam Smith Joanna Eden celebrates the music of her hero Joni Mitchell. With heartfelt reflections on the life of a songwriting pioneer and how they’ve inspired her own songs, Eden is joined by acclaimed pianist Chris Ingham and rising star of bass and guitar Lewis Andrews.
Joni is perhaps the most beloved songwriter of all musicians so expect to see a singer and players in their element!
Lincolnshire born Joanna Eden wrote and performed her first song Happy December age seven. The daughter of a musician and a drama teacher she could read music before she could write.
Since then, Eden has released 4 albums and over 35 original songs.
She has performed her jazz influenced original music all over the world and supported world-class artists including Jamie Cullum, the Buena Vista Social Club, Ronan Keating and the Blockheads.
Sir Michael Parkinson instructed his Radio 2 listeners to “seek her out” and jazz legend Courtney Pine champions her recordings on his BBC Radio 2 show, while Jamie Cullum describes her as “Brilliant!”.
She has performed live on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Mojo Magazine has given her original albums rave reviews stating that her songs have “melody, mystery and bite!”. Time Out described Joanna as “the UK’s answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones.”
Joanna has been a singing teacher for 12 years since the parents of her first student begged her to start. That student was Sam Smith, now an international star and highest selling debut artist in the US since records began. She began teaching Sam when he was just ten years old, coached him throughout his childhood and introduced him to songwriting, co-writing and producing his first demo tracks. She is a vocal coach for the popular music and performing arts degree courses at Anglia Ruskin University and hosts her popular ‘Singer to Artist’ workshops all over the UK.
Joanna blames her Dad’s big band albums for giving her a love of jazz and a weakness for drummers but thanks Joni Mitchell for turning her on to the art of songwriting.