The Joanna Majoko Quartet will perform as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series, broadcast live from the Long & McQuade Performance Hall at JAZZ.FM91.
The live concert experience in the comfort of your home, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series, presented by TD, showcases some of the most dynamic and sought-after musicians in the Toronto jazz scene.
Presented by TD.
Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates.
Joanna Majoko - vocals
Jeremy Ledbetter - piano
Andrew Stewart - bass
Larnell Lewis - drums
Joanna Majoko has been captivating audiences with her voice since the young age of 14. Born to German & Zimbabwean parents, Joanna grew up in a culturally diverse home - a home that moved from Germany to Zimbabwe, South Africa, and finally to Canada in 2001.
Growing up, she was exposed to a rich practice of music and dance, participating in everything from choirs, musicals and drum ensembles to traditional Zimbabwean dance groups. After relocating to Central Canada, Joanna continued to involve herself in the Arts and her growing love of jazz brought her to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music - Jazz Studies in 2014.
Although her greatest affinity is jazz, Joanna is versatile within many musical genres, having worked with numerous accomplished Canadian and American recording artists that include Grammy-nominated artist/drummer, Ulysess Owens Jr., multi Juno award winner & Grammy-nominated jazz luminary Jane Bunnett, Canada’s Hip Hop sensation The Lytics, and Juno/Grammy-award winner & Canadian Hall of Fame inductee David Clayton-Thomas.
In addition to her talents as a vocalist, Joanna is a passionate composer and arranger, achieving a unified and unmistakable sound characteristic of smooth syncopations, airy melodies, colourful rhythms and a sophisticated harmonic palette. She is currently working on her debut EP, set for release in Spring of 2020 - a body of work that hopes to showcase her authentic sound & style.
Joanna now calls Toronto home and continues to build a name for herself as a solo voice, showcasing her original music and talents throughout the city’s vibrant music scene, working closely with many of Toronto’s (Canada’s) musical heavyweights. Joanna is currently on a European & U.S tour with Grammy-nominated Jane Bunnett and her acclaimed group Maqueque.