Pianist Jo Ann Daugherty’s most recent album Bring Joy earned a 4-star review from Downbeat Magazine (January 2017) and was listed as one of their “Best Albums of 2017.”


Her experience includes such varied adventures as performing in jazz festivals and clubs throughout the U.S. (Chicago Jazz Fest, Satchmo Fest in New Orleans, Dizzy’s NYC, Snug Harbor, the Jazz Showcase, Green Mill, Winters Jazz Club, Andy’s and many more), conducting touring Broadway shows (Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical), arranging and music directing PBS broadcast concerts (Under The Streetlamp), and performing in such Chicago productions as Jesus Christ Superstar at the Lyric Opera.


Her trio maintains an active schedule in Chicago; 2018 highlights include performing at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, broadcasting a live concert from Pianoforte on WDCB in the week leading up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, and joining forces with vocalist Bruce A. Henry and guitarist Henry Johnson for two new tribute shows: An Acoustic Tribute to Al Jarreau and The Jazz Side of Stevie Wonder. Trio regulars include the native Chicagoan Joshua Ramos (Ramsey Lewis) on bass and the dynamic Ryan Bennett on drums.



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