Joanna Jewett

Joanna Jewett’s musical path started in musical theater during high school and college. Joanna is best known for her soulful vocals, professionalism, and sunny disposition.


Joanna has shared her vocal and songwriting talents with many artists and recording projects over the years and has performed with many area groups. She was the lead singer of Syracuse area party band, The Critics. During that time, Joanna opened for Eddie Money, The Turtles, and Three Dog Night.  After nine-plus years with The Critics, Joanna formed The Cat’s Pajamas, then J.A.K.K., and worked with The Cortini Brothers and other well-known groups.

Currently, Joanna is one-third of acoustic trio, The Mix Tapes, and the lead singer of Funkadelphia (the Ladies Night house band). Joanna is the co-creator of tonight’s show with her Red Shoes Black Bag Productions partner, Julie Briggs. Joanna is the creator of “Crystal Visions” which showcases the music of Fleetwood Mac and “Ruby Throated Sparrow” which celebrates the gorgeous harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.  Both shows feature the vocal talents of Donna Colton, Maureen Henesey, and Joanna

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