Bio

About Joyce

Joyce DiCamillo, pianist, has led her own jazz trio for over twenty years. As a pianist, Joyce has perfomed with such jazz greats as James Moody, Phil Woods, Houston Person, Nick Brignola, Marvin Stamm, Urbie Green, Arnie Lawrence, Steve Marcus, Gerry Neiwood, Bob Mintzer, Butch Miles, Andy Fusco, and Marlene verPlanck.  Her trio has released five CDs, A Touch of Jazz, Freelancin’, Moment to Moment, Love Letters, and Sunrise Lady.

Joyce performs on the Steinway piano and is included on the prestigious International Roster of Steinway Artists. She has performed a return engagement at the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, hosted by Dr. Billy Taylor. Her trio has headlined at such venues as Guinness Jazz Festival (Cork, Ireland), Andria (Italy) Jazz Festival, Syracuse Jazzfest, The Jazz Cruise, and Litchfield Jazz Festival. Her performance/interview on National Public Radio’s Piano Jazz hosted by Marian McPartland aired in the fall of 2000. She has toured as pianist for internationally known pop vocalist Donna Summer, appearing with her in Mexico, Chile and throughout the United States. She is one of the artists interviewed on the AFof M video, “How to Get the Gigs that Pay the Big Bucks”, and has appeared as a panelist at the Kennedy Center discussing the music business.

A graduate of Syracuse University School of Music, Joyce holds a degree in Music Theory/Composition with Honors in Piano; she studied with concert pianist Frederick Marvin, a disciple of Claudio Arrau. Joyce is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and Outstanding Young Women of America. She has given lecture/demonstrations on jazz for such groups as American Association of University Women and American Pen Women.

A long-time classical piano instructor and jazz coach, Joyce is a member of the IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators), and a co-founder/instructor of the Young Artists Summer Jazz Workshop. She composed the original score for Arnold Wesker’s The Four Seasons, and her Song Cycle for Voice and Piano, a setting of Hermann Hesse poetry, was performed and danced at the Harlem Dance Theater. A consultant in music education, she appears in concert with the trio and as clinician/artist in high schools and colleges throughout the country. She was an original faculty member of The Music Box in Stamford, CT, which offered free music lessons to inner city youth.

 

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