Joni NehRita’s groove is drawn on that line where classic soul and swing jazz fuse. Her voice speaks soul, her soul speaks of her music, and the warmth that she brings to the stage will drawn you right into the show.
“What fans need to know is that I am a fan, first and foremost of music! I believe it to be a universal language and I believe in its power to change.” – Joni NehRita
Joni offers up her own doubts, dreams and directions allowing a suspended feeling of connectedness to come about the room. Her music is engaging and fluid, switching effortlessly between sparse open arrangements and dense layered ones.
The band features the musical ease of the brilliantly creative Adam Bowman on the kit, Jesse Turton’s catchy lines on bass, the genuine and creative harmony of Thomas Hammerton on piano and the superb tone of Jane Ellenton on wood winds.
And “she’s charting in the UK” writes Echo Weekly this past May, 2011:
- Best Female Artist of 2008 by Echo Magazine
- Top 30 Female Finalist in Canadian Idol
- Are You Ready performed live on CTV’s Canada AM