CBC Searchlight Competition

The competition has been steep and exciting for me as I campaign to be named Canada's Best New Artist for CBC Searchlight.  What I really like about this competition is that its introduced me to a number of great artists across the country and its also motivated me to up my social media game like never before.  After three weeks of solid campaigning, I'm happy to have made it to the Top Ten Regional Finals, which means I'm one of ten artists in Calgary who have been voted by the public to compete against only 22 other artists in the National Semi-Finals next week.  I'm doing everything that I can to show my city that, as a recent JUNO Award nominee, I am Calgary's Best New Artist.  My Searchlight campaign has been fairly time-consuming, but worth it.  Its given me a nation-wide platform to tell people about my plans to release a new single, to go on tour, and share YouTube videos (something I've typically been shy to do).  I'd love to win the grand prize, which is $20,000 in musical equipment from Yamaha Music Canada and a high-profile showcase in Vancouver with Tegan and Sara and Spoon.  That would just put my year over the top, considering all that I want to accomplish this year.

My Searchlight campaign is well-documented on Facebook.  Go ahead and check it out if you like, but here are some of the videos I've been sharing lately, related to this competition.  I hope you enjoy!

Love and light,

Posted on April 16, 2014 .

Joanna Borromeo at the Edmonton International Jazz Festival

I'm pleased to announce that I will be performing at this year's Edmonton International Jazz Festival!  I feel like the month of March has been one giant explosion of all things musically amazing, from last week's epic recording session and video shoot, to finally hanging out - in real life - with my online music collaborator, hip hop producer Häzel, to playing for JunoFest and attending the Junos on the 28th, 29th and 30th.

My show at the Edmonton International Jazz Festival will be happening on June 27th.  If you're in the area, don't miss it!  Because by that time, I will have released another single or two for your ears to enjoy.

Show details:
Venue: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre
Address: 8426 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton, AB
Showtime: 11PM to midnight

See you there!


Posted on March 21, 2014 .

JunoFest Showcase!

Come see my band rock out in Winnipeg!  We will shred and you will dance.

When: Friday March 28th
Time: 9:30-10:00PM
Where: Exchange Event Centre
Address: 291 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg

Posted on March 12, 2014 .

JUNO nomination!


Exciting news!  My latest album, Kaleidoscope, has been nominated for a 2014 JUNO Award!!

The album is up for the R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Award.  I cannot express how elated I am.  This nomination is truly an honour and it is inspires me to stay more focused and more grounded.

I want to say thank you to EVERYONE who's supported me and this record - whether you've purchased it or contributed to my crowdfunding campaign to support my tour.

2014 is shaping up to be a great year.  I'm planning on releasing a bunch of new music.  Please sign up to my newsletter or follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook for updates!



Posted on February 7, 2014 .