Born and raised in central Florida, JoAnna brings joy to her listeners as a saxophonist, singer, and songwriter. Since the age of 12, she has been performing in concerts and jazz bands. While attending High School, JoAnna earned the John Philip Sousa Band Award, a pinnacle of achievement for high school band students. After graduating school, she began collaborating with various local bands. During those years, JoAnna enjoyed performing many genres of music, including: smooth jazz, R&B, soft rock, and pop. JoAnna was invited to perform as the lead sax player in the regionally active Smooth Jazz and R&B ensemble in the year 2004. For the past decade, she has continued enjoying performing solo as well as with bands throughout the Southeast, delighting audiences with her impressive style. JoAnna is also an accomplished YouTube artist with more than 4.2 million YouTube video views! She has performed live for audiences varying in size from dozens to thousands of jazz festival concert goers. JoAnna’s early influences include many jazz artists such as Grover Washington Jr., Gerald Albright, and Candy Dulfer. She also loves grooving to great old school and Motown melodies. JoAnna’s smooth sound and soulful sax will give you memories that will last well after the show ends.
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