About Jo Ann

Pianist, conductor, musical director, recording artist, composer and arranger Jo Ann Daugherty loves making all kinds of music. Her most recent album Bring Joy earned a 4-star review from Downbeat Magazine (January 2017) and was listed as one of their “Best Albums of 2017.” Her work with jazz multi-reedist Victor Goines has involved performing in beautiful spaces such as Dizzy’s Club in NYC, Satchmo Fest in New Orleans, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, and most recently Havana, Cuba in January 2020. Her work as a music director and keyboardist has led to conducting and playing with touring Broadway productions (Jersey Boys, Motown the Musical and more), arranging/directing/performing concert specials for PBS with Under the Streetlamp, playing productions with Lyric Opera of Chicago (Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story), music-supervising and playing on the orchestral soundtrack of the wildlife documentary To The Ends of the Earth, and touring An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas. Past 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. Based in Chicago, she is currently traveling all over the US to bring joy to people through music.


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Range of Motion

Jo Ann Daugherty

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Jo Ann Daugherty

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This is a Bird

Alison Ruble

Blithe Moments

Mitch Paliga

Fall Night

Mitch Paliga


Ted Hogarth

Just One of Those Things

Rob Parton’s JazzTech Big Band

I’ve also recorded with the Hardart Groop on the following releases (click the icons to listen and purchase):

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