Soul-icious Grooves- a fall tour

November 14th, 2015 by admin Categories: EVENTS, Joanna Finch Jazz, Press 2 Responses
Soul-icious Grooves- a fall tour

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Jazzy Soul-icious Funk Rap-Blues with Cheko Soto

Mexican musician and a long time friend, Cheko Soto is joining Joanna for a fall tour. The duo made their first appearance  August 2015 at the Texada Blues Festival, impressing both fellow musicians and the audience with their cool, jazzy blues sound. 

Cheko grew up in a musical family in Guadalajara, Mexico studying classical guitar and trombone. Since moving to Duncan with his Canadian wife in 2003, he has played with several reggae and roots bands including his own project, Cheko and the Lion Rockers,  Ali and the Budz, and other Latin bands. He is a regular guest with Los Rastrillos and spends winters in Mexico, touring and surfing.

“This project is more about groove, and sensuality, and choosing soulful, jazzy, funky tunes that I’ve written over the past ten years. I’ve been waiting for the right partner to bring these out into the light. Cheko has such a beautiful, smooth groove to his playing and this puts me in the mood to sing from the heart and soul. Rhythm is so infectious; we will be adding more instrumentals to our sets as the project builds. For now we supplement our own originals with some choice cover tunes like, Stevie Wonder, Isn’t She Lovely; Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, the Beatles, Come Together, and some classic Latin tunes, Besame Mucho and La Paloma.” From her repertoire of her most requested original songs, Joanna will be performing  Cette Fleur, We Are One, Raspberries, Invisible,  Weeping Willow Blues and moreas part of this tour’s set list. Joanna’s soon to be released video of of My First Love Was My Bicycle will be showcased.

Jazzy Soul-icious Funk Rap-Blues with Cheko Soto:

November 21 Base Camp Powell River 7:00-9:30 (an afternoon show is in the works!) 4548 Marine Avenue
November 22 1:00-4:00 Royal Coachman Pub
in Campbell River, 84 Dogwood St. with guests, Blaine Dunaway, violin, percussion, trumpet, and Anthony James, guitar and percussion

November 26 DuncanShowroom

http://www.showroomproductions.ca/calendar “Gals Who Write Songs” 7:30-10:00 with special guest Blaine Dunaway- violinist extraordinaire for the next THREE concerts!

November 27 The Denman Island Guest House Bistro
7:00-9:30.
November 28 Cumberland House Concert 2750 Dunsmuir Ave at the old Bickle house,http://www.cumberlandmatters.ca/news/34-news/148-history-of-the-bickle-house located between the library and the post office. Doors at 7:00; concert at about 8:00 Percussionist Anthony James will be added to the line-up of talent.

Concerts are by donation. Suggested donation $10.00-15.00

 

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Danny and Joanna- “Songs We Made Up”

November 22nd, 2013 by admin Categories: Blog, Press, Projects No Responses
Danny and Joanna- “Songs We Made Up”

 

 

Danny Zanbilowicz and I have been enjoying each others music for around 18 years, sharing a love for words and interesting melodies and the blending of our voices and instruments. Danny is often compared to Leonard Cohen for the timbre of his voice and the intelligence of his eloquence. I am told my voice is ‘beautiful’.  As two Canadians with very different backgrounds, we have lots to work with; with me being an ‘everything organic’  middle aged, divorced, bike riding, nature-loving actress/teacher, youngest sibling in a messed up middle class anglican family from Victoria, and Danny being a happily married middle aged playwright, newspaper publisher, elastic band snapping, organ meat eating, youngest sibling in a Romanian Jewish family from Montreal, we have found humour and poetry our common bond.

We have two concerts coming up as part of our ‘grinding  organ’ fall tour, showcasing songs we made up. We  both enjoy a somewhat sardonic sense of humour, and while many of our songs are inspired by romance, we like to make light of the human condition, thus the ‘grinding organ tour’, or ‘songs from the pumping heart’.

"Smoochy"

“Smoochy”

 

November 29 Doors 7:30 Cumberland House Concert (refreshments included) $15.00 tickets can be obtained by calling 250 218-1689 or through the artists.
December 17 Kameleon Cafe, Quadra Island Doors 7:00 Suggested donation $15.00 (licensed)
 

 

 

 

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Norbury & Finch Perform In The Garden

May 16th, 2013 by admin Categories: Blog, Norbury & Finch, Press No Responses
Norbury & Finch Perform In The Garden

 

Art and Bloom Festival

 

On Saturday, May 18  the eclectic, harmonious duo of Judy Norbury and Joanna Finch will play at the Art and Bloom Festival in Comox BC.The duo has been performing their original music in this popular artisans festival since its inception over a decade ago.

The lively and heart stirring folk ballads and pop-jazz inventions of these eclectic multi-instruentalists have touched the hearts of thousands of  people, performing as an opening act for Rita McNeil, Jane Siberry and Zubot and Dawson and as guest performers at the Disabled Persons International and the Taiwanese Cultural Festival. The uniqueness of Norbury & Finch has earned them a loyal following around the world.

Both artists have been travelling recently, deepening their personal commitment to humanitarian service though environmental activism and musical collaborations. Always pleased to be invited to perform, their music is ideal for private functions, fund raisers festivals and conventions wherever a listening audience needs interesting, harmonious music with a message that brings laughter and sometimes tears. It is a rare event to hear the songs of Norbury & Finch performed live. Catch them while you can!

 

Judy and Joanna have performed together for over twenty years

Judy and Joanna have performed together for over twenty years

 

Judy and Joanna can be found in the Artisans Glade

Judy and Joanna can be found in the Artisans Glade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nestled in their usual location in the artisans glade among potters, sculptors, painters and knot artists, Norbury and Finch will be performing time-treasured originals from their vast repertoire of original music.There is a minimal daily fee to enter the three day festival. Judy and Joanna will be performing for one day only on Saturday from 10:00-2:00.

 

CDs will be for sale along with Judy’s popular biographical travel book, Come Back, Judy Baba. Find out more about Judy’s Travel Biographies here:http://www.judynorbury.com/index.html

 

 

'In The Arms of Morpheus' Joanna's "...stunning debut album" (Joseph Blake- Coda Magazine)

‘In The Arms of Morpheus’ Joanna’s “…stunning debut album” (Joseph Blake- Coda Magazine)

'Tease For Two' the Norbury & Finch Classic, "...will tickle your fancy" (Bill Henderson, SOCAN)

‘Tease For Two’ the Norbury & Finch Classic, “…will tickle your fancy” (Bill Henderson, SOCAN)

 

'Come Home Judy Baba- Memoirs of India' is Judy's amazing account of her early life in India and her return 50 years later. Co-written by her mother Mary Hargraves.

‘Come Home Judy Baba- Memoirs of India’ is Judy’s amazing account of her early life in India and her return 50 years later. Co-written by her mother Mary Hargraves.

 

 

 

 

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Joy Reflected on Women Of Substance Radio!

May 1st, 2013 by admin Categories: Blog, Podcasts, Press No Responses
Joy Reflected on Women Of Substance Radio!

I’m pleased to be among the chosen female artists for the May themed show: “Celebrating Motherhood” on Women of Substance Radio. The show airs every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday in the month of May.

My song Joy Reflected is a celtic inspired song that came to me as I walked in the woods of Cumberland, calling to Mother Nature to comfort me. It grew into a song in celebration of my mother, Audrey Finch, who raised five children as a single mother and to whom I am forever grateful for my rich childhood.

This features me on vocals, penny whistle and viola; Dale Graham on harp; and Judy Norbury on dulcimer. It was recorded on Tease For Two, my first recording with Norbury & Finch in 2000.

Here’s where to listen:

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