Pianist, conductor, musical director, recording artist, composer and arranger Jo Ann Daugherty loves all kinds of music—whether conducting or playing keyboards in hit Broadway shows (Motown, Jersey Boys, Suessical, Dreamgirls, Billy Elliot), music directing and arranging PBS concert specials, or sharing the stage with jazz luminaries such as Conrad Herwig, John Abercrombie, Randy Brecker, and Howard Levy, she brings an infectious energy to each project. Other adventures include performing with the USO of Illinois, teaching jazz piano at Chicago’s Roosevelt University, leading her own group at the Chicago Jazz Festival, and jamming with amazing musicians in Madagascar.

Jo Ann has released two albums of her own to enthusiastic reception by critics and listeners alike, with a third album to come soon. Based in Chicago, she is currently traveling all over the US to bring joy to people through music.