"Joyce is an exceptional person and her musical talent is extraordinary. One is always pleased by her beautiful melodic singing voice and keyboard artistry. " –Robert Barbera, Publisher, L’Italo-Americano
"Joyce sings with such original and heartfelt phrasing that it turned my head! Now, that is one of my criteria for a really fine singer: It’s a person who can make a lyric into a personal statement. "-B. Walmsley, Chicago Nightlife
"The Chicago Cubs want to thank you for your quality performace of our National Anthem at Wrigley Field. Your contribution is highly appreciated by the Cubs. "–M.Gutsell/ Adm.,Asst.,Community Services
Joyce Garro is a native of Chicago. Music has always been a part of her life. Growing up in a loving Italian family with everyone always singing, lead by "Nonna" (Grandma), Mom playing the accordian, and Dad making up the words to songs!
Joyce began singing and playing the piano in grammar school, playing the organ in church and was the only kid in the adult choir. In high school, she taught herself to play the guitar, joined a folk group and then began acting in musical theatre, playing Maria in West Side Story.
Joyce attended Eastern New Mexico University and went on to perform at the San Juan Bar and Café Melodrama Theatre in Silverton, Colorado and began singing in ski resorts there and in Durango, Co. until she moved back to Chicago and sang in bands like Joyous Noise, Hot and Sunny, before moving to Los Angeles.
Joyce joined the Golddiggers after auditioning at NBC. Joyce feels she had the best years of the Golddiggers, performing in Monte Carlo, Acapulco, Montreal, Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles- including Dean Martin TV specials, the Mike Douglas Show, the Tonight Show. One of the highlights of her time with the Golddiggers was a four week tour with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in New York, New Jersey, and Chicago.
After only a few years with the Golddiggers, Joyce decided it was time to become a solo artist again. You’ve heard her at many well known Nightclubs and Showrooms in Los Angeles and Chicago, always performing with the best musicians accompanying her. Often Joyce will surprise her audience accompanying herself at the piano or with the guitar, singing not only in English, but in Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Armenian, Greek, and even a song in Japanese!
Joyce has twice had the honor of singing our National Anthem for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. She has often sung the Italian Anthem for many Italian-American events at the Casa Italiana in Los Angeles. She’s even sung the Irish National Anthem in Gaelic for the Ireland Fund Dinner honoring Donald O’Conner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel!
Being all Italian-American, Joyce continues to perform for many Italian Festivals sharing stories about Dean Martin and singing many of the songs that Dean made famous. Now, that’s "Amore"!
Joyce has recorded with many talented musicians, including radio and television commercials. Her most recent CD, "Good Morning, Lord" includes bonus tracks recorded with David Benoit. Joyce also performed with David for the Asia American Bravo Awards singing a song that David wrote for his daughter which he asked Joyce to record.
Joyce performs solo and with various group combinations for Corporate Events, Social Engagements, Theme Parties, Outdoor Festivals, Nightclubs, Weddings, Churches, Temples, Memorial Services, Senior Living Centers and often donates her time and talent to charitable endeavors, including VA Hospitals, and USO shows. Joyce is also a long time member of Society of Singers since her dear friend, the late Ella Fitzgerald encouraged her to join this amazing charity. Joyce’s charismatic way has also made her a popular emcee for many fundraising events.
Joyce loves a party, and knows the importance of music to make a gathering successful. She earnestly approaches every engagement and has a special gift for choosing music that will best fit your event. With her unique ability, Joyce can easily personalize lyrics, bestowing tribute to a special honoree.
Although Joyce was a Dean Martin Golddigger, she continues to dig for the kind of gold that’s found in our hearts. Her spiritual nature reveals itself when she declares her motive is to promote unity and peace through song.
Family is most important to Joyce. She strives to live her life by the Golden Rule and the 10 Commandments, always with a song of love in her heart.
Now, let the music begin!!