Although self taught, Joy knew how to master the art of singing by studying and reproducing sounds she heard from her greatest teachers, Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. She spent hours attempting to replicate their vocal gymnastics and transform them into a sound of her own. Although her voice has been compared to Sarah McLachlan and Jewel, she has an astonishing ability to sing almost any musical genre. Joy says, "The strength of all the great artists is that they would allow the world to see their unique essence, by baring their souls onstage. This is what I seek to do." But singing is not Joy's only forte. She is a songwriter who can write with honesty and frankness and combines her talents with expressive openness to provide the listener with something of an extraordinary experience. Her abilities can transport you to the heights of the angels or to the depths of despair, with a rich tonal quality and expansive range. Joy Adler is truly one of the most gifted singers of our time! In 1999, Joy was presented with an award from "The Rebellious Dreamer Foundation". This grant is given to women of exceptional talent and provides them with mentoring and financial support. She used this award to produce her CD of critically acclaimed original material, aptly named; Rebellious Dreamer. While it is not often in the music industry, that someone comes along to challenge and raise the level of performance and songwriting in subtle yet profound ways, Joy seems to be doing just that. Joy has performed on stages all over the world. In January, 2003, Joy was crowned The Royal Caribbean's Idol Search Champion Female Vocalist. In addition to still occasionally performing with other artists, Joy was joined creatively by the multi-talented Eileen O'Brien from New Hampshire who played both piano and the haunting harmonica that you hear on the CD, as well angel-voiced Mary Page from Vermont on vocal harmonies. Eileen also co-wrote 'Rebellious Dreamer' and 'Coming Home. Joy also records for many different artists and her goal is to score music for film and television. "Joy Adler, vocalist extraordinaire, is bound to become a household name. Her soulful style has a power and a presence that stirs the sleepy spirit," says Brenda Stinson, Author of "The Journey is Where the Jewels Lie". - Joy Adler is just that...a rare jewel.
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