Singer/songwriter, Mother-of-two, creator of singing school based in Palo Alto, Songwriter with Ession Music, Choir Director for Addison Elementary's Noon Chorus.

Every now and then we’re asked to do a fundraising event, a dinner party, wedding etc. ¬†and it’s these occasions where performing covers works best. ¬†Here we are at a recent dinner party …

Ession¬†covered Kevin Johnson’s Shaney Boy for an Australian theater company. ¬†Joanna sang lead vocals and posted on her School of Song youtube channel. ¬†This version is available on Ession’s SoundCloud¬†channel …

Ession songwriter Joanna Finnis is the creator of a local Palo Alto school of song (JFSS). ¬†She arranged and recorded a version of Madonna’s Material Girl as an example of covering a tune in a different style … (also available on Ession’s SoundCloud channel)