Come Into The Kitchen
Joe and Myrna Sokolinsky - Bios
Joe Sokolinsky (composer) was born in French Switzerland to expatriate American parents.
When Joe was eight the family moved back to the U.S. Joe became a devoted Beatles fan, along with enjoying other great musicians of the 1960s and 70s.
In college Joe wrote humor pieces for the student newspaper, and started making films. After college he wrote and performed satirical songs. He moved to the Bay Area where he continued writing and performing his satirical songs and also wrote, acted in and filmed comedy skits.
In 2008 Joe moved with his family (Joe, Mom and sister) to Madison. He became a member of the Madison Classical Guitar Society. He has composed and performs instrumental pieces for guitar. He wrote the music for the five songs in the album Come Into the Kitchen.
Myrna Sokolinsky, née Pollack, (lyricist) was born on Long Island, New York. As a child, she took piano and music theory lessons.
She moved to French Switzerland with her husband and gave birth there to a son (Joe) and a daughter. After eight and a half years in Switzerland the family moved back to the U.S.
Myrna worked as a computer programmer for the New York State government in Albany.
The family (Myrna, son and daughter) moved to the Bay Area and after fourteen years there moved to Madison.
Having long enjoyed writing light verse, she got the idea of writing lyrics for her composer son’s tunes. The CD Come Into the Kitchen contains five songs from their collaboration.