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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
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, studied piano from age 4 and left university 17 years later with her first tour (with college Indie-band ‘Precious’), an all consuming love of Ella Fitzgerald and a weakness for drummers.
Since then, Eden has released 4 albums and over 35 original songs.
Joanna 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 and is so proud that her first student Sam Smith has become 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.