About Ioana

Ioana Vintu is a Romanian born vocalist. Since moving to New York City in 2008, she has been maintaining a very active performance schedule and can be seen singing in some of the top music venues in New York City and around the world.
Some projects include singing with the Resistance Revival Chorus, which has been featured at Carnegie Hall, Joe’s Pub, Lincoln Center and many more. She was also featured on the TV show "Live at the Apollo" in 2012, which aired on Centric TV and BET.­­
Ioana leads the band Nuf Said - an NYC based group comprised of musicians from Romania, Austria and NYC. With Nuf Said, Ioana has toured Europe several times, as well as Asia and Canada. The band also performs regularly around New York, as well as Boston and Vermont.

Nuf Said released their second album “Rise” under Ropeadope Records in 2016, featuring the song “Sister” nominated for the American Songwriting Awards 2016.
“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.

Ioana is currently co-writing for Nuf Said’s third album – to be released in 2019. This new project will feature an expanded band, including several special guests and collaborations.