Joyce Lyons

What They’re Saying about Joyce Lyons and “Sooner or Later!”

Joyce is interviewed by Juliana Valente on her blog, Goodbye, Little Table of Ours

There’s a new voice in town, and the local jazz scene is all the better for it. read full review...

— Andrea Canter, The Jazz Police - April 20, 2010

Jazz Singer Lyons to Teach, Entertain at FLC this Week read full review...

— Ted Holteen, The Durango Herald - September 1, 2009

“She sailed through the night singing one hit standard after another, and delivered a quite enjoyable show.” read full review...

— Melody Breyer-Grell, Cabaret Scenes - May 15, 2009

“Lyons is the kind of jazz singer it is easy to find most appealing.” read full review...

— Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes - August 5, 2009

The Joy of Bebop read full review...

— John Graves, The Durango Herald - August 24, 2004

“Joyce Lyons is one of a small handful of singers whose interpretations are so authoritative and singular that I would be eager to hear what they do with any—nay, every good song ever written.” read full review...

— Roy Sander --

Lyons to Debut at Music Mountain read full review...

— Kathryn Boughton, Litchfield County Times - July 25, 2008

Wowed by Lyons read full review...

— William Walsh, Litchfield County Times - August 8, 2008

Trio teams up for jazz performance read full review...

— John W. Barry -- Poughkeepsie Journal - May 12, 2006

“Joyce sounds GREAT!”

— Bruce Lundvall, President & CEO, EMI Music (Jazz & Classics and Blue Note Records)

“Sooner or Later is GREAT! Our listeners love it!”

— Jim Stone -- WNLV Lansing, MI

“Joyce Lyons embraces jazz, the Great American Songbook, Broadway and pop, making each and every song truly her own. Her performances are both timeless and timely. Joyce is a true original.”

— Stephen Flaherty, Tony-Award winning composer of Broadway’s
“Ragtime,” “Once On This Island,” and “Seussical”

“This is Jazz Singing at its best!”

— Jack Simpson -- “Jazz on the Beach” WFIT (Cocoa, FL)

“A beautiful voice! A song stylist whose interpretations strikingly highlight the words and communicate their meaning.”

— Bill Suter, Co-Producer, ‘Night, Mother, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Hurlyburly)

“Sooner or Later” is First Rate!”

— Jerry Atkins -- “The Enjoyment of Jazz” KTXK (Texarkana, TX)

“Lyons has a gorgeous, mature voice and worked it to the limit!”

— Ann Butler -- The Durango Herald Times

“I really like this debut CD…I love her fresh straightforward style!” Don McCulloch -- Radio Deluxe (Portland, OR)

“Joyce Lyons - Is What Cabaret is All About!”

— Gerry Geddes -- Cabaret Magazine

“Sooner or Later is a HIT!”

— Lou Powers -- WBCB (Atlantic City/Trenton, NJ region)

“We love the Ooo La La!”

— Lynn DiMenna -- WNTR (Stamford, CT)

“This cross between Bette Midler and Pearl Bailey is headed for a major cabaret career! She’s got class, style and comedy!”

— Curt Davis, New York Post

“Keep doing what you do, we love it!”

— John Moultrie -- WTBQ (Florida, NY)

“Lyons displayed a virtuosity of range, style, execution and nuance, which recalled Dizzy Gillespie - including his insouciant sense of humor!”

— John Graves - Special to The Durango Herald Times