Born in Anderson Indiana, Joy Burnworth began singing for anyone who would listen at the ripe old age of 3. This lead to talent shows, drums & sax in the marching band, madrigals and swing choir, then eventually clubs with a rock band at 16. Touring with Taft Attractions she saw the world from Spain to Iceland to Japan. Once home, she quickly set off for Boston where she saved up the money to attend Berklee College of Music. She sang on commercials, performed in recitals as well as shows at the Berklee Performance Center.
Joy never stopped performing and has worked with Matt Hyde (producer – Porno for Pyros, No Doubt) David Foster, Ian Bernhard (Michael Fienstien), Performed at the Oscars & Emmys, Produced 3 records of her own with her own material – co-written with Howard Anderson. Her tunes were played on NPR, College radio, an on countless internet shows. One song, “All in Your Head” appeared in the movie “3 In A Crowd”, an international flick.
Currently she can be heard on Jazz Pianist & fusion keyboard extraordinaire, Mitch Foreman’s new record singing 2 cuts. She is working with Dave Robyn doing masters for TV & Movies, her voice can be heard singing along with Eddie Money in the Ken Burns movie “Baseball”, she sang background for Larry Bagby on his TV show theme song, in the movie the “Secret” she’s doing some gospel vocal-ease over the orchestration of Chris Field and as always gigging & more gigging from the Baked Potato to the Watermark in Ventura. Check the Calendar for dates.
Her vocal mentor/coach Lis Lewis said, “Joy has one of the best voices I’ve ever heard”.
“Joy tackles some heady subjects in a very accessible way. Now that is rare!” Laney Goodman, host of NPR’s “Women in Music.”
Joy is versatile but always keeps her style. She studied all the idioms from Boss Nova, R&B, Jazz, Pop and Country. There is nothing she can’t sing.