John Bailey - piano
Romano Viazzani - accordion
Yaron Stavi - double bass
Jason Reeve - drums
Venue - The Pheasantry, London, UK
Current album - Fly Transatlantic by Joanna Strand (NMP Records, 2012)
18th December 2016, The Pheasantry, Chelsea, 8pm - Christmas Show
Her musical journey has taken in many genres, which she weaves into her programmes with elegance and taste. Joanna studied at postgraduate level at The Royal Academy of Music, she specialised in lieder and French art song, and was invited to sing with the Royal Academy Big Band. Joanna enjoys performing at jazz venues across the UK and US, and has performed at the Crazy Coqs, Pizza Express Dean Street, The Pheasantry and in New York at Feinsteins, 54 Below, The Algonquin and many more. Joanna’s theatre credits include Jekyll and Hyde, Terrence McNally’s Broadway transfer of Master Class with Tyne Daly (West end), The Phantom of the Opera (West end), Dolly in Hello Dolly, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (WLO), as well as soprano roles with Garsington Opera, Savoy Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park and the Tête à Tête Opera Festival at Riverside Studios.
No stranger to the cabaret circuit, Jacqui spent two years performing with the divas of Ali McGregor's Opera Burlesque. These ladies slipped out of their show costumes & in to their corsets for The Whoopee Club, The Famous Spiegeltent, The Gilded Ballroom and for Lost Vagueness & Continental Drift at Glastonbury Festival and the Hackney Empire. She has also appeared at New York's Feinstein's/54 Below, Live at Zedel/the Crazy Coqs, The Pheasantry and as a guest at Pizza Express Dean Street.