Joyce E. Yuille
Her admiration for divas such as Billie Holiday, Etta James, Sarah Vaughn, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, Denise Williams and all time favorite, unfortunately not well known internationally Phyllis Hyman, whom she's been vocally compared to on numerous occasions, have helped her to create a personal style that is respectfully appreciated and admired by her audience. However, her heart and soul is what is primarily felt during her performances, her ability to touch the public profoundly and always leaving them with a “special feeling” and something warm to take home.
Born in New York city. After relocating to Milan, Joyce has had the chance to work with many well-known Italian and international artists such as Paolo Conte, Randy Crawford, Ron, Donna Summer, Laura Pausini, Elio e Le Storie Tese, Toto Cotugno, Andrea Mingardi, The Blues Bros. Band, Eddie Floyd, Ronan Keating and renown disco diva Gloria Gaynor with whom she has a recurrent role as a backing singer during her Italian tours and European performances. There have also been a number of television appearances on Italian television such as Canale 5, TMC and Rai. She has also been featured on a number of commercial and radio jingles. Not being known to get stuck in just one place, Joyce has also expanded into other areas of music such as house and dance and her voice is featured on numerous singles, some of which reached the top European Dance charts.
However, Joyce’s smooth and more profound vocal talents are far more easily recognized in jazz which is her primary genre of music and style. And blues where she has demonstrated her get down “nitty-gritty” style.
Joyce still continues to demonstrate her talents and more than often performs at numerous jazz and blues festivals in Italy and around Europe. She has participated at events such as the Umbria Jazz Festival, Rapperswil Blues & Jazz Festival, Trasimeno Blues, Mantova Music Festival and many, many more.
Not straying far from her gospel roots, she is the leader of the group GospeL TimeS who have already proven their excellence during many performances in various music festivals and recorded a gospel cd entitled Blues 2 Jazz 2 Gospel 2.
Joyce E. Yuille
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