Joanne Togati is a classically trained award winning Opera singer with a large Jazz and Top 40 Repertoire. She has worked with many great professionals in all three genres of music. She has been a young artist with Del'Arte Opera in NYC and recently attended a master class with Neil Semer in Coesfeld, Germany. She has a very large and versatile repertoire and always loves to entertain the crowd.
We had our wedding past Saturday and Joanne was delightful with her lovely voice during our wedding ceremony. Everyone in the wedding was impressed of how beautiful Joanne sings. She sang Ave Maria for the bride ceremony entrace and of course all my guests were on tears. She is very talented and professional.
Joanne turned out to be a hit with guests. Her range is amazing. Very pleased
Joanne was a great help for our wedding and made the day come alive with her musical talents. Several of my guests commented to me that they loved her singing and thought at first that she was just playing the music because her voice was able to perfectly fit into the songs. She is a sweet person who was able to handle a lot of changes in our wedding line up becoming our announcer and at times finding music on the fly for special requests. Thanks again Joanne.
Joanne stunned the crowd with classic Italian songs at our NYE event at Bâoli Miami. The crowd loved her!
Response from Joanne Togati:
Thanks for having me. What a beautiful event it was.
It was a pleasure having Joanne performing in our NYE 2015 private event. Joanne was singing both Italian opera and popular songs. Great job and definitely we would like to see and hear her again.
Joanne and her band exceeded our expectations which were quite high already based on her web sites recordings which we listened to determine who we wanted. Not only did we increase the scope of the by asking her to put together a 5 piece band, but we requested a play list, both request were professionally met! It was obvious when she arrived that she had the group ready, and she came well before the start time to allow setting up, adjusting for placement of equipment, and final warm-up. The 3 set evening included jazz, contemporary, and rock, with a great piece by Arianna Grande! We would highly endorse Joanne and her group for anyone who wants someone with a wide range of music capability, easy nature, and attractive professional performance.
We hired Joanne to perform at my father's 80th birthday party and she exceeded all of our expectations. She has an incredible voice and our guests were mesmerized by her performance. She is very professional and truly a joy to work with. I was so impressed with her and would love working with her in the future if we have another event.
Joanne provided an absolutely beautiful rendition of "All I Ask of You" for a duet from Studio 26 in an extremely timely and professional fashion sending her files via WeTransfer. Her performance was superb and her professionalism was impeccable. She is a wonderful person who is a true joy to work with, and is highly recommended.
Joanne captures the essence of opera with the precision of her vocal abilities and and her theater style performance. She is an artist that can grace much larger stages, and I have no doubt that she will do so.
We needed some captivating entertainment for an event and came across Joanne on this site. She exceeded our expectations and blew the crowd away. We highly recommend Joanne and any of her accompanists to make your event unforgettable.
I had the privilege to hear Joanne sing privately - I don't know what she was singing - but tears ran down my face ... her voice has so much emotion and feeling. Thank you Joanne for sharing with me and my family - you are truly special and gifted. Your friend
My wife and I utilized the services of Joanne for our friend's Memorial Service. She found her through the internet and was most impressed with her resume and the audios found on the site. What we did not realize was the true beauty and richness of her voice in a live setting. After attending an opera recital the night before we had a live comparison and realized what a truly professional singer she is. We plan on using her in the future for a different venue and would definitely recommend her services.
She is one of the most amazing Opera Singer I have heard....Also her Jazz voice is nothing but incredible. Thank You for making my daughter's wedding so, so unforgettable... INCREDIBLE...!!!
Joanne also sang the most beautiful Shubert-Ave Maria I have ever heard, at the Ceremony.
Thank You Joanna - Mariel
Price Range: $500 -2000
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
What to Expect
I have a wide set list that spans Bossa Novas, 50's Jazz, Broadway, Opera and contemporary songs from artists like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Bonnie Raite, Melissa Ethridge, ZZ Ward, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Celine Dion, Donna Summer and much more. We can tailor the performance to the music that you enjoy the most given at least a month's notice. I also know some traditional Italian Neapolitan songs. Preparing a set takes many hours and a lot of work. Once a setlist is designated, we cannot change it the day before a show or add new songs. If you must have a new song, the change fee is $100 per song due to the many hours it takes to learn and work through the song. Live music is very demanding on the musicians. Tracks take countless hours to memorize their specific tempo and to sing precisely with it. All shows are minimum $400/hr which includes all equipment, state of the art sound systems, Microphones, tables and all essentials required to put on a high quality event. There is an additional charge of $50 for events that are an hour or more away.
Joanne Togati is a classically trained award winning Opera singer with a large Jazz repetoire which also includes popular crossover favorites. She has been the recipient of the Marymount College Opera Workshop Scholarship as well as having been invited to sing with the Lyric Academy of Rome. She has been a young artist with Del'Arte Opera in NYC and recently attended a master class with Neil Semer in Coesfeld, Germany. Her classical training was only the beginning. Joanne has sung many genres from gospel, to rock, to folk and has been the front man and co-writer of The Serpent and the Apple out of NYC, with members that have gone on to European tours including former member Ray Belli of Arc Iris and James Quinlan, recently invited to play with the BeeGees. She played many venues along the East Coast and such conferences as the Millenium Music Conference and Harvard Square, Boston. She has played with top notch performers and she is truly a unique performer herself. Being from NYC she grew up taking in the great culture of her hometown. She frequented many of the great jazz clubs and sat in with the best of them. Joanne trained at NYU's opera program for undergrad, and was a scholarship student at New World School of the Arts during her studies. She is also a trained actress which brings an even deeper dimension to her show.
In the past I have worked with Caren Levine of the Metropolitan Opera, and to date I am working with the Randy Bernsen (Gracenotes) and David Nizri on my original music. I have also recorded a jazz album entitled Love that you can find on iTunes. I have a large jazz repertoire which includes many contemporary songs as well. If you would like to hire me for larger shows I work with terrific players of the highest caliber and can add a saxophone, trumpet, upright bass, violin, percussion and keys. I sing contemporary top 40 tunes from Rihanna to Katy Perry, and cover acts like ZZ Ward, Sky Ferreira, Bob Marley, ColdPlay, Imagine Dragons, Fiona Apple and many more. If you would like to hire me alone, I am available to do an 4 hour show with tracks. All shows with specified tracks need to be booked a month in advance. Thank you.
Additional Booking Notes
We bring all equipment such as wireless mikes, Bose L1 Compact Sound System and we can provide photography or video. Please ask about pictures and video if you would like that.
Past Booked Events
|April 13, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:15am||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 19, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 13, 2017 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm||House Party|
|September 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||9Beach|
|April 11, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|December 06, 2014||Christmas Party|
|October 18, 2014||Birthday Party|
|November 01, 2013||Funeral Service|
|April 17, 2013||Anniversary Party|
Stranger in Paradise -Kismet
All I Ask of You - Phantom of the Opera
I Dreamed a Dream- Les Miserables
Think of Me -Phantom of the Opera
On My Own- Les Miserable
Si Mi Chiamano Mimi
Quando M'en Vo
Chi Il Bel Sogno Di Doretta
Un Bel Di
O Dolce Ardor
Lascia Chi'io Pianga
Addio Del Passato
Je Dis Que Rien
Ach Ich Fuhls
Pace O Mio Dio
From This Moment On
You Make Me Feel So Young
The Look of Love
Why Change Me Now
The Nearness of You
The Way You Look Tonight.
When I Fall In Love
Girl From Ipanema
La Vie En Rose
So In Love
All The Things You Are
My Funny Valentine
Why Change Me Now
Fly Me To The Moon
I love you For Sentimental Reasons
Teach Me Tonight
You Must Believe in Spring
I've Got You Under My Skin
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to
All or Nothing At All
All of Me
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Cheek to Cheek
Someone To Watch Over Me
Orange Colored Sky
The Song is Ended
Body and Soul
Boogie Oogie Bugle Boy
Traditional Sacred Songs
The Lord's Prayer
Ave Maria- Gounod and Schubert
O Divine Redeemer
Rejoice Greatly O Daughter of Zion
A Woman's Worth- Alicia Keys
Sugar- Maroon 5
Moves Like Jagger- Maroon5
Three Little Birds- Bob Marley
Raise Your Glass-Pink
Break Free- Ariana Grande
I Don't Care I Love It- Icona Pop
I'm His Girl-Friends
Happy- Will Ferrel
Lights- Ellie Goulding
Blue Jeans- Lana Del Rey
What the Water Gave Me- Florence and the Machine
Waiting on the World to Change- John Mayer
Give Me One Reason- Tracy Chapman
We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off -Jermaine Stewart
Ain't Nobody- Chaka Khan
Through the Fire- Chaka Khan
Ain't No Sunshine- Bill Withers
Lean on Me-Bill Withers
Because You Loved Me- Celine Dion
On the Radio- Donna Summer
I Will Survive
Overjoyed- Stevie Wonder
Redemption Song- Bob Marley
Turn Your Lights Down Low- Bob Marley
Is This Love- Bob Marley
Only Girl in the World-Rihanna
We Found Love-Rihanna
All of Me- John Legend
Killing Me Softly - Lauren Hill Version
365 Days- ZZ Ward
September-Earth Wind and Fire
No Ordinary Love- Sade
Signed Sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder
The Sweetest Taboo- Sade
Wind Beneath My Wings- Bette Midler
Time After Time - Cindy Lauper
Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli
The Prayer - Celine Dion
Back to Black- Amy Winehouse
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
La Solitudine- Laura Pausini
Se Bastasse Un Canzone- Eros Ramazotti
The Scientist- Coldplay
Je suis malade- Lara Fabian
Influences & Inspiration
Lara Fabian, Laura Pausini, Eros Ramazotti, The Gypsy Kings, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, Florence and the Machine,
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