Joni NehRita is a dynamic artist who is not easily forgotten after seeing or hearing her for the first time. A multiinstrumentalist, songwriter and producer, she has a gift for writing infectious songs that are also deeply personal. In her live show, she willingly gives herself over to the music & connects with the audience in a way that leave them feeling as though they know her. Much of her music hearkens back to a time when soul and funk music made you dance while also serving up social commentary and a call for change. As a vocalist and performer, NehRita is a class act and has had varied experiences from professional musical theatre to singing with the KW Symphony Orchestra and Hamilton Philharmonic. As a solo act and/or backing keyboardist or vocalist she has performed on such stages/events as The Montreal Jazz Festival, Hillside Festival, Waterloo Jazz Festival, Massey Hall, The Centre in the Square and countless venues across North America, Germany, England and Australia. In 2011 her single, “Are You Ready” peaked at #6 on the UK Soul Chart and received airplay on Canadian, US, and British radio stations.
JONI NEHRITA (Guelph, ON)ICE•JAM 2016