Larry McKenna & His Big Band Featuring Vocalist, Joanna Pascale

Wed, Dec 18, 2019

Larry McKenna & His Big Band Featuring Vocalist, Joanna Pascale

with Larry McKenna

Since emerging onto Philadelphia’s jazz scene, Pascale has established herself as a compelling and skilled vocalist. “Joanna is a highly sophisticated singer,” claims Philadelphia Metro.



She has a working repertoire of over four hundred songs and has appeared and recorded with jazz giants such as trumpeter and Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University, Terell Stafford; sax pyrotechnic and critic’s rave, Tim Warfield; legendary drummer, Mickey Roker, piano virtuoso, Cyrus Chestnut and others. She performs three nights a week with her quintet at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. In August 2006, she was selected for the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour roster.



On top of a busy performing and recording schedule, the Temple alum is also a member of the vocal faculty at Temple University. She teaches private voice and ensemble lessons, as well as conducts performance practices and workshops.

Larry McKenna

One of the world’s finest jazz saxophone players, Larry McKenna has just released “Larry McKenna From All Sides,” a new CD of original instrumental and vocal compositions and several jazz standards, supported in part by a Subito Grant from the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum.

Spend the night with composer, director Larry McKenna and his big band along with the beautiful voice of Joanna Pascale as they bring your favorite songs to Chris' Jazz Cafe for this special evening.

Show times: 8PM & 10PM, $15



Since emerging onto Philadelphia’s jazz scene, Pascale has established herself as a compelling and skilled vocalist. “Joanna is a highly sophisticated singer,” claims Philadelphia Metro.



She has a working repertoire of over four hundred songs and has appeared and recorded with jazz giants such as trumpeter and Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University, Terell Stafford; sax pyrotechnic and critic’s rave, Tim Warfield; legendary drummer, Mickey Roker, piano virtuoso, Cyrus Chestnut and others. She performs three nights a week with her quintet at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. In August 2006, she was selected for the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour roster.



On top of a busy performing and recording schedule, the Temple alum is also a member of the vocal faculty at Temple University. She teaches private voice and ensemble lessons, as well as conducts performance practices and workshops.

Larry McKenna