Joanna Sternberg is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist living in New York City. She primarily plays the double bass. Other instruments Joanna plays are electric bass, guitar, piano, banjo, and harmonica. Joanna sings and writes songs, and regularly performs her original music. Styles of music that Joanna plays are: folk, country, blues, rock, ragtime, classical, gospel, funk, rhythm and blues, klezmer, and jazz (ranging from the style of the 1920's to the present day.) Joanna's guitar playing (and other instruments) are used to accompany her original music which could be described as "Folk Music" with elements of Country, and Blues.
Joanna is also a visual artist. Her work can be found at www.joannasternbergart.com.
Joanna received musical training at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music And Art, Mannes College of Music, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She has studied with Judith Sugarman, Orin O'Brien, Neal Miner, Dwayne Burno, Michael Kanan, Bob Cranshaw, Kate Baker, Cameron Brown, Stephanie Grieg, and Kevin Blancq.
Some of Joanna's favorite artists/composers are (in no particular order)-Johannes Brahms, Blind Willie McTell, Scott Joplin, Merle Haggard, Elliott Smith, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Nick Drake, Jelly Roll Morton, Johann Sebastian Bach, James Brown, Moyshe Oysher, Tupac Shakur, Cole Porter, Lorenz Hart, Aaron Copland, Michael Jackson, George Jones, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Louis Armstrong, Cecil Taylor, Randy Newman, Bob Dylan, Lead Belly, Benny Goodman, Gustav Mahler, Roy Orbison, Skip James and the one and only Ornette Coleman.
Joanna has been a freelance musician in New York City since 2010. She can be found playing at different venues, including her regular thursday morning sing-a-long (for people ranging from the ages of 1 to 5 years old) at Dean Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. 10:30-11:15 am (755 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11238)