Graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2017, with First Class Honours and the University Medal, Brisbane vocalist Jo Davie is already making her mark. Within her Jazz Voice degree, Jo explored the boundaries of her instrument, developing a unique style under the expert mentorship of Dr Irene Bartlett. Now as an experienced performer, she channels this training back into her original contemporary folk music, with impressive versatility. Whether performing her own songs or soaring above her raucous gypsy jazz band ‘Cigány Weaver’, she sings with heartfelt simplicity, technical skill and an intriguing talent for story-telling. Jo’s delicately crafted original music moved from strength to strength in 2017. She was awarded the Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concert Award for her compelling performance in the QUBE Effect competition, alongside selling out her debut full-band show, supported by Monique Clare. And just recently, she became a recipient of the Audrey Recording Initiative, scoring a two-day recording session in Melbourne with award-winning producer, Anna Laverty. Through her involvement with ‘Cigány Weaver’, she has performed at Woodford Folk Festival, Wallaby Creek Festival (FNQ), and OzManouche to great acclaim. Above all, Jo’s primary focus is to share stories, hoping to put a little bit of herself into every song she sings.