joanne501312
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ABOUT

I am vocalist with a mezzo-alto voice. Love Chicago-style blues - but cover other genres too like rock, funk, country and motown to keep it interesting for the audience. I have only been singing since 2011 - and am new to music. Released my first blues CD May 2012 to introduce audiences to my vocal style - "Found & Lost". Available on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon. I work a 40 hr day job at a local high-tech company in Silicon Valley -- music is my "other job", playing 2-4 nights a week / weekends.

Play South San Francisco Bay area clubs with band - Joanne LeBlanc and the Fugitive Blues Band, and my R&B Band - GrooveZoo!

Accomplishments:

2012

- Joanne LeBlanc and the Fugitive Blues Band debut gig - Feb
- Released "Found & Lost" - May
- Harlem Ave Lounge w.JC Smith Band and Delmark Records artist Toronzo Cannon - Chicago, IL - June
- Kicked off Wine & Blues Music Series at the Mountain Winery - October

2013

- Hollywood AIMA - Best Blues Artist Finalist Nominee 2013
- California Music Industry Summit 2013, Oakland, CA - Opening Night Showcase Artist
- Invited to participate in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) 2014 by Golden Gate Blues Society

Screen name:
joanne501312
Member since:
Nov 09 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
5
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Janiva Magness, Sister Monica, Little Milton -- just love that soul blues sound!

EQUIPMENT

GigRac, Audix Om2 mics, Yamaha PA and monitors. Have access to rehearsal space near San Jose Airport.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

See my website for my current calendar jleblancmusic.com