Joy Zimmerman, Jimmy Dykes and John Brandsgard combine musical forces and musical genres from rock to soul to pop to folk to blues. Every show is a high energy mix of classic and original tunes.
Joy Zimmerman is a soulful singer-songwriter known for compelling vocals, award-winning songwriting and enthralling performances. A multi- instrumentalist, Joy performs solo, in a duo with guitarist Jimmy Dykes, and with a full band. Her eclectic music began with violin lessons before kindergarten and evolved with guitar lessons and songwriting decades later.
Joy has five albums of original music -- two recorded and co-produced with Jimmy Dykes at Weights and Measures Soundlab in Kansas City and three others recorded and produced by Fett in Nashville at Azalea Studios. Joy's songwriting awards include an American Songwriter Lyric Contest Honorable Mention and five Walnut Valley Festival New Song Showcase wins.
An engaging presenter, Joy blends music and social work into workshops for children and adults on resilience, creativity, self-discovery, navigating change, and the power of music.
dynamic inventive multi- lifelong
Singer Songwriter Instrumentalist Adventurer
"As a songwriter, Joy Zimmerman is equally comfortable tackling styles from bluegrass, folk and blues to pop, rock and country-as well as more esoteric genres ranging from disco to klezmer...but still makes each song her own."
~Fett, Independent music producer and engineer, Azalea Music Group, Nashville
Joy Zimmerman & Jimmy Dykes
captivate audiences with dynamic vocals, dazzling instrumentals, and stellar harmonies. Each show is a high-energy mix of classic tunes and award-winning original songs. Joy and Jimmy play in a variety of local and regional venues and are available for private, fundraising and corporate events.
Previous venues include Knuckleheads, The InterContinental Hotel, Park Place, Plaza Live!, The Raphael Hotel, Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church, VA), The Buffalo Room, Open Range Concert Series, The Mark Concert Series, Green Guitar Folk Series, Local Life Third Fridays, Downtown Overland Park Farmer's Market, Lenexa Farmer's Market, Brookside Farmer's Market, Ritz Charles, Chick Events Handmade and Vintage, Ginkgo's Concert Series (St. Paul, MN), Louisville Center for the Arts (Louisville, CO), CommuniTea, Calibration Brewery, The Plaza Art Fair, The RecordBar, house concerts, private corporate events, fundraisers, weddings and retreats
is a soulful singer-songwriter known for compelling vocals, award-winning songwriting and enthralling performances. A multi-instrumentalist, Joy performs solo, in a duo with guitarist Jimmy Dykes, and with a full band.