I LOVE TO CREATE: I've been playing piano and composing since I was 18 months old. I write all kinds of music and film scores. I've performed in several countries. I write poetry and stories, paint, draw, carve wood and make jewelry and other stuff.
I HELP OTHERS CREATE: I enjoy editing. I enjoy typing/transcription (150 WPM!). I can edit and type pretty much anything—books, technical manuals, articles, press releases, legal, medical, tax, insurance, high-tech/IT, rocket science (really!)—anything.
I ENJOY THE WORLD: I love learning languages and speak several to varying degrees. I love talking to people! I tutor English. I've lived all over the world and love all sorts of music, food, places, people. And, oh, I'm a Certified Weather Spotter!
I DO STUFF YOU PROBABLY DON'T LIKE DOING: I used to do tax preparation, and I still do accounting/bookkeeping and financial management (like paying bills, etc.). I've been a computer programmer (and guess what? I'm getting back into that again, wahoo! #geek #coder!), import/export manager, fanzine editor/publisher and other stuff!
What People Say
IT’S BEAUTIFUL ... beautiful. That’s ****ing amazing. You are so alive!!!!!
You have chops!
I am blown away with the raw talent of JoJo Zawawi...
... makes me want to cry and laugh. I only hope that you know how outrageously talented you are. In the Middle-East when you hear or see something that is brilliant you shout Allah! Allah! That is what I am doing right now.
I always did like your composing. It's refreshing.
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OMFG!! I'VE JUST LISTENED TO YOUR MUSIC!!
My dear JoJo, you are a true genius!! You are increeeedibly talented, as a musician, composer, arranger, and all-round artist!
You are da bomb girl. Anyone who has you as an editor is ****ing lucky.
You’re the editor I’ve been looking for. You honored my style and my voice. You are very good at what you do. I couldn’t be happier. You make me giddy—you’re fabulous. Long live my brilliant editor!
I LOVED LISTENING TO YOUR MUSIC. I COULD DO SO ALL DAY.
AMAZING EDITING! I can’t thank you enough! You do great work.
I’m the daughter of a classical musician starved for good improvisational sound. You are a delight and relief.
You are a musical genius like I’ve rarely seen.
Wow Wow. What a beautiful gift you have sent me.
Your playing is exquisite. Lyrical. Everything. Just wonderful. I have been looking for piano CDs ... yours is just wonderful. Thank you so much—just love it.
“Went to your site and listened. First calm moment I had all day.
I loved it. So beautiful ... your music is superlative.
That is my favorite type of sound.
That understated, beautiful Piano. Great stuff.
Your improv is magical. Listening to the notes as they play out is like following a path and not knowing where it will lead and being overwhelmed by beauty at each turn. It touches the soul ... beyond amazing. If I could only take five CDs to my desert island, one of yours would be on my list of must haves.
Really beautiful writing/improv.
Your piano improv is just exquisite, I really mean that. I’ll be listening to this again and again.
You are so talented. Beautiful. You have a unique ‘voice’.
WOW!!!! What an amazing artist!
Beautiful JoJo!!!!! Wonderfuuuuuuuuuuuulllllllll my friend.
Harmony is wonderful. Thank youuuuuuuuu. It is very beautiful!!!!! You made me very happy tonight. Always so lyrical and dreamy. Thanks for your music JoJo.
Holy crap. This is AWESOME. Just off the charts epic.
JoJo!! LOVE it!!!
So beautiful!!! I hear you in this music, JoJo!! Beautiful.
Haunting and gorgeous and so beautifully done. Wow.
Darn beautiful stuff!
Chopin couldn’t hold your chopsticks.
Totally beautiful score, JoJo. Wow!!!!!!!
Wow! Haunting. Powerful. Such a story in the music!
Listening to this, you’d think you were Armenian!!! Brava, JoJo!!!!
Wow, such gorgeous music. I’ve been listening to it these past few days.
Many pieces got to me. But I just listened to one tonight which REALLY got to me. Had me in tears, actually.
Your music touched my soul...
I’m just listening to your tracks now, they’re all so beautiful. I haven’t had a lot of chances to listen to your tracks before, but seems like I had a sudden shock listening to them, they’re so truly beautiful and emotional ... I’ll be on the stage in a concert tomorrow night, I was feeling a bit nervous tonight, but your music touched my soul, and inspired me so much. I don’t normally write messages but just really wanted to say ‘thank you’ for your wonderful music. With big respect.
Really pleased with what you did.
JoJo is extremely efficient, honest and easy to work with. I highly recommend her.
Dependable, reliable, uber competent and delivers what she promises.
JoJo is an upbeat and creative person with integrity and talent.
JoJo is an honest and easygoing person. She's professional...
...and takes the time to provide good work. I like her style.