Australian-born vocalist Jo Lawry returns to Cornelia Street Café for her first New York performance since her stint as with Sting on his 2010/2011 Symphonicities tour. Jo's debut album,' I Want to Be Happy', was released in 2008 to rave reviews, and named among the "Best CDs of the Decade" in Downbeat Magazine.
In addition to working with her own quintet, Jo is the vocalist for the Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra, whose album, Live at Jazz Standard was released on Sunnyside Records. Jo has been featured as a guest on numerous recordings; stand-outs include Dr. Lonnie Smith's album 'Rise Up!' and Kate McGarry's Grammy-nominated 'If Less is More... Nothing is Everything'. She appears with her quintet, featuring James Shipp (vibes/percussion), Gilad Hekselman (guitar), Matt Clohesy (bass) and Jordan Perlson (drums).
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