Artist / Program Description:
Joan Hammel has been busy traveling and performing. She was chosen by the Pentagon's Armed Forces Entertainment office to entertain the troops for New Year's Eve and was a headliner during the Winter Olympics. A Las Vegas veteran, she also leads shows in the Caribbean. Her clear, strong vocals are showcased with music from the Big Band era, current popular songs of today, and her original songs. A family-friendly show for all ages, she is comfortable in both small and large venues. She has opened for people like Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Rich, the Cryan' Shames, and many others. She is a member of the Grammy Awards organization and her recordings have been in the first round of Grammy voting. She has appeared on radio, in films, and on televsion, including one program that won an Emmy for Best Children's Special. Her show always includes audience participation unless otherwise specified.