A LOVER OF MUSIC IN ALL IT'S FORMS, Joanne began to perform throughout the Rhode Island and Massachusetts areas in community choruses and theater groups in 1986. She studied classical voice for seven years with professor Blaine Corey, who says: 'Joanne is a poised performer with a strong sense of style; she moves easily between styles of music. She has a lovely lyric contralto voice and a strong musical imagination...' Joanne is an avid member of St. John Vianney Music Ministry, an accomplished group of music professionals who serve as an inspiration to their parish congregation, as well as to many visitors from surrounding towns. An accomplished jazz vocalist, Joanne performs at concerts, clubs and private functions. Vaughn Watson, of The Providence Journal, writes: ' Singing is an intimate part of her life, a sentiment that seeps into every song on her album, About Love. On songs like John Blackburn's Moonlight In Vermont, Vecchio's voice is soothing and friendly, like she's holding your hand across a table at the kind of intimate jazz spot that's hard to find these days.'