Josie is and has been one of Chicago's busiest and most frequently heard studio singers for over 35 years.
Heard on countless commercials [in various languages] including McDonald’s, Mr. Clean, Sara Lee, Oscar Mayer, Green Giant, United Airlines, Old Style, Nationwide, Coke, Midway Airlines, Budweiser, plus many others heard in other countries as well as the "Cruisin' USA" Video Game and hit records in both the U.S. and overseas. Josie's talents have been utlized by so many on 4 different continents.
Josie's singing career began singing in Italian and English when she was 19 months old! Josie had won voice scholarships in both high school and college, performed solo at the Lyric Opera House using her multi-range voice in both the classical and pop idioms. Vocally she can deliver the Gospel power of Mahalia Jackson, rock as hard as Pat Benatar, Be-Bop with the best of 'em or perform today's contemporary hits with a style and sound that will amaze and impress any audience.
Josie's diverse vocal abilities have utilized by numerous artists ranging from Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Bolton, Ben Vereen, Vic Damone, Nancy Wilson, Dennis De Young of Styx, Loleatta Holloway, James Durst, Yolanda Adams, Della Reese and Mavis Staples to name a few.
Josie was one of the last artists to be signed to the label that originally signed the Beatles (which was right here in Chicago) called Vee-Jay records.
Josie can also be heard on the re-recorded sequences of the recently restored Orson Welles classic film “Othello”, on the TV show ads for “Dave’s World” as well as the theme song for the TV show "Chicago Story". and more.
In 2006, Josie was inducted into the Order Sons Of Italy Hall Of Fame for lifetime achievement in the arts.
Josie's work with Chicago's critically and internationally acclaimed "Lakeside Singers" has been seen and heard by thousands on TV as well as in person at their spring and Christmas shows. Her solos at the shows have brought down the house, brought tears to people's eyes and commanded multiple standing ovations.
Josie is still one of Chicago's busiest signers. Whether it's working with orchestras and bands at clubs, corporate events or concerts, cantering at Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine in Chicago, back-up singing for various shows in Chicago, recording sessions for artists or commercials and more, Josie's voice still reigns supreme.