Joelle Lurie is a NYC-based singer/songwriter, voiceover artist, actress and educator. She brings her distinctive “jazzed-up pop & popped-up jazz” modern style to Take Me There (2014), her debut album of standards, originals, and reimagined pop covers.
Featured on NPR’s Song Travels with Michael Feinstein, Joelle's record features tight arrangements and production by her longtime bassist/bandmate, Ben Gallina, and the genre-crossing Pinehurst Trio. The band is now developing a kids band as part of an Artists in Residency at Lincoln Center. 'JoJo & The Pinecones' will debut at Lincoln Center on January 7th, 2017. Their debut album, "Night & Day" will be available on iTunes on Jan. 20th, 2017.
THE STORY! Joelle and her Pinehurst Trio started out as close friends all living on the same Pinehurst Avenue block in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. Together, they have performed at venues including Lincoln Center, Rainbow Room, Birdland Jazz Club (where she has hosted their 'Jazz Party' night), SubCulture, Zinc Bar, New York Stock Exchange, Four Seasons, Top of the Rock, Regattabar in Cambridge, Mass., The Standard Hotel's Boom Boom Room, Rockwood Music Hall (where they play regularly), & as the featured house band for the James Beard Foundation annual galas and events. They are also proud Artists in Residence with Lincoln Center Education.
Joelle's voice can also be heard on a variety of recordings, voiceover spots, jingles, and backup vocals, including on the acclaimed album 'The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter' (Sony Victor/Independent) and as a backup vocalist for NBC’s Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony..
On stage and screen, Joelle has been featured in the 24 Hour Musicals (Gramercy Theatre), as a soloist with the Boston Holiday Pops, in Jerry Springer The Opera (Speakeasy Stage Company), and on The Wendy Williams Show.
Joelle studied at New England Conservatory prep school, Tanglewood, Indiana University’s School of Music, The New Contemporary & Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute, and holds a bachelors of music from Boston University's College of Fine Arts. She grew up in the Boston area, has three younger brothers and is a proud ginger. You can see Joelle & her trio at Tavern on The Green in Central Park, NYC weekly this fall, and monthly at Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side.