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Joy Zimmerman - singer/songwriter

Joy Zimmerman is a soulful singer/songwriter known for compelling vocals, award-winning songs, and captivating performances. A touring musician based in Kansas City, Joy recently released To the Girl, her sixth album of original music. Joy is a multi-instrumentalist whose eclectic music dives into the everyday and the extraordinary.


Born with a tooth on Shakespeare's 400th birthday, Joy's musical journey began with violin lessons before kindergarten. She discovered her singing and songwriting voice after starting guitar lessons once her own children were in kindergarten. All roads have led here. Now Joy's songwriting awards include an American Songwriter Lyric Contest Honorable Mention and ten Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Showcase wins. 

Joy has recorded three albums in Nashville and three in Kansas City. She enjoys performing solo, in duos and with a full band. Joy is also an engaging presenter who weaves music with themes of resilience, gratitude and creativity

"Joy Zimmerman's "To the Girl" has a heart, to paraphrase the title of one of her songs, as big and wide as the sky. The music here is vivid and alive, tender and poignant, and altogether a gift for the listener."                                                                                                                    Caryn Mirriam Goldberg, former Kansas Poet Laureate 

“​Joy has a wonderfully unique way of connecting to her audience that I have seen no other performer do...she engages every audience and wraps everyone in a velvet blanket of beautiful music."                                                                                                                                    Peggy Kelly, Open Range Concert Series

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