Joy Ellis is a pianist, singer and composer based in London. Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama she has toured all over the world playing jazz. Past gig highlights include Ronnie Scott’s, the Jazz Café and the Barbican Pit Theatre in London, the London Jazz Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival and No Black Tie Jazz Club in Kuala Lumpur. She was recently selected as one of fourteen emerging artists to work with Mercury-nominated singer ESKA on a composition residency in Manchester.
In December 2019, Joy released her second album entitled 'Dwell'. The album reflects her passion for jazz and improvisation, her love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the soulful, poetic aspects of being a singer-songwriter.
‘Fantastically wistful ambiance and beautiful voice’
Kevin Le Gendre, BBC Radio 3
‘Fiery improvisations from Ellis who provides well-structured hard-bop solos on piano and Fender
John Lewis, The Guardian ★★★★
‘Startling debut from British singer-songwriter who sets her cool, poetic meditations...to a suitably
restless, sophisticated jazz soundscape. Highly original work that creates a world of it’s own.’
Chris Ingham, MOJO ★★★★