About Ioana

Ioana Vintu is a Romanian singer. Since moving to the United States, she has been working as a freelance musician in New York and has toured around the world.

She was featured several times at the Apollo Theater, where as a contestant on the show "Amateur Night at the Apollo" winning 3rd place. She was also featured on the TV show "Live at the Apollo" in 2012, which aired on Centric TV and BET. Ioana is a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective of women who come together to sing protest songs in tribute to the historical importance of music in the protest movement. The chorus has been featured at Carnegie Hall, Joe’s Pub, Lincoln Center and many more.

In addition to performing all around the United States she has recently toured Canada and Europe with her band Nuf Said. The band is comprised of freelance musicians from NYC, coming from varied backgrounds and musical influences. Nuf Said released their second album “Rise” under Ropeadope Records in 2016, featuring the song “Sister” nominated for the American Songwriting Awards 2016. The band is currently working on their 3rd album, which will be released in 2019. This new project will feature an expanded band, including several special guests and collaborations.

“The music of Nuf Said is neither jazz nor funk nor soul nor rock. It's all of it and more. This New York-based quintet taps into each of those styles and mixes them all together to create a groove-heavy, stirring brand of music that's all its own. [……]There may be a rhythm-centered aesthetic here, but you can't pin down the deliciously omnidirectional approach of Nuf Said. There's is a sound that abounds with many musical flavors and scents.” - Album “Rise” Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz Magazine.