Jo Elms (Original)
“It’s not often you get the whole package in one artist, but Jo comes gift wrapped. A wonderful musician, songwriter and lyricist, she has a charismatic, natural stage presence. So professional and possessed of a captivating and versatile voice that demands to be listened to”
Jim Shipstone, Former Managing Director BMG Music
Born in the UK and raised in New Zealand, Jo graduated with an A-grade Diploma in Jazz Performance from the Christchurch Polytechnic School of Jazz, and in the same year was presented with the Jazz Soloist of the South Island Award. Her first single Closest Thing to Heaven, was released through Warner Bros Music New Zealand, and went to number 5 on the NZ pop charts but now Australia is very excited to claim her.
She’s won awards for her original compositions and has given electric performances at The Manly International Jazz Festival, The Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival, The Norfolk Island Jazz Festival, The New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival and the Java Jazz Festival held in Jakarta Indonesia alongside Chaka Khan, Jamie Cullum and Level 42.
An exceptional performer, Jo’s acoustic style blends together her Celtic heritage and her love of jazz and soul music which results in a collection of country, gospel and pop influenced songs, brought together by magical melodies, slick productions and a rich, sweet, edgy voice.
Jo is available in solo, duo, trio or band mode.
Stolen by the Sunset (original)
Here I Am
The Right Time