Come see me perform with the Lakeside Singers for our 2016 Winter Series
"Let There Be Peace"
Friday, December 2 - 7:30 PM - The Nichols Concert Hall - The Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston
Monday, December 5 - 7:30 PM - The Metropolis, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights
Friday, December 16 - 7:30 PM - The Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 East Chestnut St., Chicago
Saturday, December 17 - 7:30 PM - The Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville
Josie is and has been one of Chicago's busiest and most frequently heard studio singers in Chicago for over 40 years.
Heard on over 1,000 commercials in various languages through the decades, many you know like McDonald's, United, Nationwide, Midway Airlines, Great America, Green Giant, Oscar Meyer, Budweiser, Old Style, Sara Lee, Coke and countless others. Josie was also the voice behind the 'Cruisin' USA' arcade game.
With hit records behind her, countless awards including runner up for Billboard's song of the year with Love Found Me (Just In Time) in 1991. Josie's talents have been utilized by so many and heard on all seven continents, yes, even Antarctica!
Josie's singing career began singing in Italian and English when she was 19 months old! Josie had won voice scholarships in both high school and college, performed solo at the Lyric Opera House using her multi-range voice in both the classical and pop idioms. Vocally she can deliver the Gospel power of Mahalia Jackson, rock as hard as Pat Benatar, Be-Bop with the best of 'em or perform today's contemporary hits with a style and sound that will amaze and impress any audience.
Josie's diverse vocal abilities have been utilized by numerous artists ranging from Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Bolton, Ben Vereen, Vic Damone, Nancy Wilson, Dennis De Young of Styx, Loleatta Holloway, James Durst, Yolanda Adams, Della Reese and Mavis Staples to name a few.
Josie was one of the last artists to be signed to Vee-Jay records in Chicago. (the label that originally signed the Beatles)
Josie can also be heard on the re-recorded sequences of the recently restored Orson Welles classic film “Othello”, on the TV show ads for “Dave’s World” as well as the theme song for the TV show "Chicago Story". and more.
In 2006, Josie was inducted into the Order Sons Of Italy Hall Of Fame for lifetime achievement in the arts.
Josie's work with Chicago's critically and internationally acclaimed "Lakeside Singers" has been seen and heard by thousands on TV as well as in person at their spring and Christmas shows. Her solos at the shows have brought down the house, brought tears to people's eyes and commanded multiple standing ovations.
Josie is still one of Chicago's busiest singers. Whether it's working with orchestras and bands at clubs, corporate events or concerts, cantering at Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine in Chicago, back-up singing for various shows in Chicago, recording sessions for artists or performing jingles/commercials and more, Josie's voice still reigns supreme, you're hard pressed to find anyone at any age who can sing like she does.