Joni Mitchell is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter born on November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Alberta. She began her career singing in small nightclubs in Western Canada and then busking on the streets of Toronto. In the mid-1960s, she moved to New York City and became famous as both a songwriter and singer. Her personal album "Blue" was ranked #30 on Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. Mitchell's music evolved over time, incorporating jazz influences and addressing social and environmental themes. She is also an accomplished visual artist.
Throughout her career, Joni Mitchell has collaborated with renowned jazz musicians such as Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, and Charles Mingus. Her unique guitar style and complex piano arrangements set her apart from other artists of her time.
In recent years, Mitchell has focused more on painting but released her first album of new songs in nine years titled "Shine" in 2007. Despite reducing her recording and touring schedule since the 1980s, she remains a highly influential figure in the music industry.