About Heidi Joy
Professional Vocalist Heidi Joy originally from Omaha, Nebraska, currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with twenty-six years experience singing some two thousand private events, weddings and public concerts. Heidi Joy majored in Opera Performance at the University of Iowa before beginning her recording career in 1999. Heidi Joy sings for nearly any occasion and is touted as a unique “Versatile Vocalist,” performing jazz, gospel, inspirational, spiritual, funk, blues, rock, folk and classical genres.
As a preferred singer of our U.S.A. National Anthem (The Star Spangled Banner), Heidi Joy's National Anthem performance highlights include: the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, ten years for the NCAA College World Series, NCAA Womens Gymnastics Championships, NCAA Missouri Valley Championships, and many more.
Heidi Joy has performed in St John U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam Marianas Islands, throughout United States, and at every prestigious theater in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Heidi Joy held her popular Holiday Joy Concerts each year for a decade. Heidi Joy has twice won Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards and is a multiple-time Nominee.
Heidi Joy's client list includes: American Heart Association, Olympic Swimming Trials, Borders Stores, Hilton Hotels, Mutual of Omaha, University of Nebraska, Creighton University, Heartland of America Air Force Band, Hammock Beach Resort, among hundreds of other Corporations and Clients.
Heidi Joy will travel to all areas of Arizona and to her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska - She will travel nearly anywhere for your event.
From the beginning until today... A History:
At age six, Heidi Joy entered her first singing contest in Omaha's Show Wagon, winning first place in her age division, and landing her picture in the Omaha World Herald for the very first time.
Growing up, Heidi Joy enjoyed singing at home and in school. When the opportunity arose for an eighth grade audition, she quickly entered and won the chance to sing a solo, Flashdance... What a Feelin, in the school's production. This was Heidi Joy's second time on stage.
In High School, Heidi Joy was cast in Lead Roles as 'Marian the Librarian' in The Music Man, and 'The Narrator' in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Heidi Joy sang solos in her high school's Road Show and acclaimed A Cappella group. She began singing in her church choir at the age of fifteen, when her fan base really began.
Desiring formal training, Heidi Joy studied Opera Performance at the University of Iowa School of Music. After a few years, she returned to Omaha to begin her recording career. In 1999, Heidi Joy released her first CD, Over My Head, with a complimentary champagne and hors d'oeurves concert at a local country club. Fifteen hundred copies of Over My Head sold in the first four weeks of its release, an unheard-of number for an Omaha soloist.
Before long, Heidi Joy's calendar was filled with wedding ceremonies, receptions, and memorial services. Her voice was said to "bring tears to your eyes," "cause goosebumps," and "heal the soul". Heidi Joy was also lead vocalist with the Chuck Penington Band before forming her own Heidi Joy Jazz Band for corporate and public events.
In 2000, Heidi Joy released her second CD, Holiday Joy, which included 'Gesu Bambino', a beloved song she began singing as a duet with her mother five years earlier. This CD Release Concert, aptly named Heidi Joy's Holiday Joy, sold-out the Rose Blumkin Theater. After its success, Heidi Joy decided to make Heidi Joy's Holiday Joy an annual event.
During the next decade, Heidi Joy released three more albums, People Get Ready (Live at The Rose), I'll Take a Melody, and lastly a duet Christmas CD with piano, entitled Heavenly Peace. Without an agent or manager, she worked hard to market herself and keep her fans up-to-date with her career. Heidi Joy was now a full-time Professional Musician, performing as many as over 200 times a year.
Heidi Joy's Holiday Joy grew ever-more popular, gradually moving to larger theaters, and ending its ten-year run at Omaha's state-of-the-art Holland Performing Arts Center.
Heidi Joy continued her singing career in Florida until moving to Arizona in 2016. Heidi Joy lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area, where she continues singing and is mom to her beautiful baby girl who is the "greatest song" she's ever sung.