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DOLORES PETERSEN left a comment for Effie Joy
"I lost my dear friend Effie Joy July 5th, 2011....... She was an amazing talent and will be missed by many.  "
Jul 17, 2011
Maria Jacobs left a comment for Effie Joy
"Thank you my darling. Can't wait to see you..."
Aug 30, 2009
Effie Joy left a comment for Maria Jacobs
"I'll be there my pet. xo"
Aug 30, 2009
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I'm sick and tired of seeing that Jazz doesn't get its due at the Grammy's, It's time we all come together and have a strong voice... Who's with me?See More
Apr 25, 2009
Effie Joy left a comment for Patty Fanelli
"Hi Patty - I certainly understand. The show went well and was sold out. We shall meet another time. I am one tired bird today! xo effie"
Apr 18, 2009

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Where are you located?
Los Angeles, Ca
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Vocalist, Composer
Tell us a little about your background...
Born and raised in Salinas, Ca., Effie enjoyed success playing piano and singing in clubs in Northern and Southern California for over 25 years performing under the name, Joy Ferris. She was the favorite student of the late Jeri Southern, the pianist/singer well known for her smoky voice with such hits as You Better Go Now and Fire Down Below. Well known for her work in intimate clubs, Southern knew her way around a lyric and Effie credits Jeri with learning impeccable phrasing. “I’ve had people tell me that they feel as if I am singing right to them. For that, I have Jeri to thank”. Although Effie enjoyed playing and singing, she yearned to take center stage. When her beloved teacher passed away in 1991 she was heartbroken. And in 1992, when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she felt as if her song had been silenced. With therapy she learned to "deal with it". " I have MS, it doesn't have me" is her attitude. Effie stayed in the game by studying with well known vocal coach and singer in her own right, Sue Raney from 1995 on, but ultimately avoided getting back in the spotlight – until a fellow singer and friend got so exasperated with her procrastinating and demanded she take a musical performance class. She did and hasn’t looked back. Effie's spirit was rejuvenated and she has been singing at open mics throughout Los Angeles and befriending the crowd at Mundy on Tuesdays, a popular open mic night at the legendary Gardenia. In October 2004 she made her debut at the Gardenia to a standing room-only crowd and again in Nov. 2005. She and dear friend Tom Culver have been writing songs together and their first song “Endlessly”, a gentle bossa nova made the finals in the United Kingdom Songwriting Contest. “We didn’t win but were told that our song shows great promise”.Presently, Effie is preparing another show for the Gardenia. Tom and Effie's songs, Quiet and Forever Didn't Last Til Spring made the semi finals in the UK Songwriting Competition recently.
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At 10:21pm on July 17, 2011, DOLORES PETERSEN said…

I lost my dear friend Effie Joy July 5th, 2011....... She was an amazing talent and will be missed by many.


At 2:13pm on August 30, 2009, Maria Jacobs said…
Thank you my darling. Can't wait to see you...
At 1:32pm on April 17, 2009, Patty Fanelli said…

I am so sorry I won't be able to join you tonight at The Gardenia. My daughter has offered my husband and I tickets to see The Rat Pack at the Orange County Performing Arts Center at 7:30 tonight.
I'm a big, Sinatra fan, couldn't turn it down. I'd love to meet you sometime, hope there's another opportunity. Good luck, I know you'll be great.

At 1:26pm on April 13, 2009, Patty Fanelli said…
Hi Effie, would you please give me the address of The Gardenia, so I can look it up on map quest. And what time, and is there a charge?

At 11:06am on April 12, 2009, Effie Joy said…
Hi Patty - I would swear I sent you a reminder of my Gardenia show (4/17 at 9:00) but I can't find it. Sooooo preoccupied! Hope you can make it. Best, Effie
At 2:55pm on April 4, 2009, Patty Fanelli said…
Thanks Effie, I need the reminders these days. Still planning on being there...God willing. Really looking forward to it.

At 8:20pm on March 14, 2009, Patty Fanelli said…
Hi Effie,

I am planning on being there. Looking forward to it.
At 2:59pm on February 16, 2009, Christopher Morse said…
As a fellow songwriter, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your tunes--my personal fave is "Stay Out of the Moonlight". Nice work on all.
At 3:53pm on February 1, 2009, Patty Fanelli said…
Hi Effie, so good to hear from you. April 17th is a Friday night. Sounds good and I want to be there. I'll await more info and exact location. Gogi Grant?? Wow, I can't even recall a song she sang.
It's been a long time. Stay well...

Patty Fanelli
At 8:00pm on September 21, 2008, Mike Smith said…


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