MaryJo Mundy made her musical debut at a church in Minnesota where she got her first standing ovation at the age of 6. She knew from that moment on that her life had to be about music.
She went on to explore musical theater in high school and college. She moved to Chicago in her 20’s where she began her journey into Cabaret and did her first show and has been hooked on the American Songbook ever since.
Then on to LA she started a night for singers at the Gardenia (originally called Mundy on Tuesdays!) and it has been going strong now for the last 23 years and counting! She also created and produced “NoHo Studio Live” a show where performers recorded a CD in a recording studio with an audience.
She has performed alongside legendary figures, such as Chita Rivera, Julie Wilson, Margaret Whiting and Melissa Manchester. She was part of a choir that sang in Barbra Streisand’s Timeless concerts at the Staples Center after being called her protégé by Mr. Blackwell in an article he wrote for the Tolucan Times. She then released her debut CD “Halfway to Heaven” in 2007 and has also appeared on Lee Lessack’s “In Good Company”, “Christine Lavin & Friends” as well as others. In 2009 she had the honor of singing at the Opening Ceremonies for the Special Olympics. Beloved for her powerful and striking voice, she also has a sensitive side which is heard on her latest CD “The Fourteenth Confession: Songs of Laura Nyro” released in 2019.
Along with Hillary Rollins and Alexis Gach she is a one of the founding members and hosts of “The Right to Cabaret” a variety show that had a sold out run in Los Angeles up till the world shut down…and is excited to be making her New York debut in this fun and rousing show in November 2023!
She’s petite and passionate, with a great big voice that can reach the last row of the balcony and at the same time make your heartstrings go pitter-patter…. What a memorable show! The CD – what a treasure, like the gal herself!
– Don Grigware
This little dynamo can sing anything…She is truly a physical, flesh & blood, instrument for which she is a conduit of raw, pure, music.
– Gilmore Rizzo
A bit of Blossom Dearie with your very own twist of preciousness that hits, blasts and struts right into that solar plexus and wishes someone had a hand on my leg under the table in a dark secluded space in a little hidden rendezvous. You came out of nowhere, yet you have a very slender Mildred Bailey kind of Lee Wiley intimacy that musicians love…and I love you too Lady Mundy.
– Lady Haig
MaryJo Mundy stands only 4-foot-7, but what a wallop she packs on stage!
– Elliot Zweibach