Joy Zimmerman's soulful vocals and original music dance effortlessly from poignant to hilarious to compelling to joyful -- round-trip guaranteed! With folk rock as a springboard, Joy dives into the everyday and the extraordinary.

Joy Zimmerman is a soulful singer-songwriter known for compelling vocals, award-winning songs, and captivating performances. A traveling musician based in Kansas City, Joy just released “To the Girl”, her sixth album of original music. Joy is a multi-instrumentalist whose eclectic music might be best described as folk rock with extra helpings of favorite genres.  

Born with a tooth on Shakespeare’s 400th birthday, Joy feels lucky to have discovered her singing and songwriting voice. Her musical path began with violin lessons before kindergarten and evolved with guitar lessons after her own children were in kindergarten. Now her songwriting awards include an American Songwriter Lyric Contest Honorable Mention and eight Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Showcase wins. 

Joy has recorded three albums in Nashville and three in Kansas City. She enjoys performing solo, in a duo with Jimmy Dykes, and with a full band. Joy is an engaging presenter who weaves music with themes of resilience, gratitude, and creativity. Sheet music for many of Joy’s compositions, including choir versions, will be available soon. 

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