Joyce Lyons

Joyce Lyons

Performers:
Joyce Lyons
All Ages
“This cross between Bette Midler and Pearl Bailey is headed for a major cabaret career! She’s got class, style and comedy!” - New York Post

Joyce Lyons is part singer, actress and comedian. Reared in Gaithersburg, Maryland, she found her way to Colorado Women's College where she studied with one Durango's favorite musicians, Tom MacCluseky. After college, Joyce headed to New York City, where she trod the streets for work; a little waitressing (very little), a little office work (more than a very little), a lot of singing and acting to boot. Joyce worked with some of New York's finest musicians, from the exquisite writings of Dick Lieb, to the spellbinding arrangements of Lee Musiker and the auspicious and ever playful lyrics of bass accompanist Jay Leonhart. A proponent of the "lyric is everything," Joyce began her master class at Fort Lewis College several years ago at the suggestion of Mr. MacCluskey. "There is no greater joy than when a student 'gets it!' "When they have connected to something deep inside and bring it forth in their performance." Leaving in NYC in late 2009, Joyce has continued her musical/theatrical journey to the upper midwest of Minnesota.

Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Jazz Room
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432