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Joan Cartwright performs for Grand Bahamas Performing Arts Society, February 7, 2014

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& Jazz Hotline

JAZZ HOTLINE: Paul Banman, Joan Cartwright,

Malcolm Black, Anthony Turner, Melton Mustafa, Jr.


Joan's Press in Italy 1994-1996


June 6, 2010 - SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch


Joan's CDs:Feelin' Good

Pursuit CD


Joan Cartwright has toured five continents and 16 countries including the U.S.A., eight European countries, Jamaica, Brazil, Mexico, Ghana, Gambia, South Africa, China and Japan, with her swinging brand of jazz and blues.

She is a composer and her book, IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY contains 40 songs and lyrics to standard songs: "A Night in Tunisia" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Blue Bossa" by Kenny Dorham, "Tune Up" by Miles Davis and "Bessie's Blues" by John Coltrane.

Joan's book also contains two lectures that she's given to thousands of children and college students, in U.S., Switzerland, Sicily, China and Japan: WOMEN IN JAZZ and SO, YOU WANT TO BE A SINGER? Her workshops are dynamic and educational, highlighting the pitfalls and benefits of the music business. She contends that, "Knowing music theory is a step in the right direction for any singer who truly wants to excel in the world of music!"

Diva JC names any ensemble of musicians she works with "Jazz Hotline" because the music swings and it's always HOT! Her most famous Blues are "Nobody's Husband", "OH, Baby!"  and "Treat Me Right And You Don't Have To Marry Me".

Joan is the founderWOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC., a non-profit dedicated to promoting Women in Jazz, locally, nationally and globally, through contacts, articles, interviews, newsletters, events, courses, clinics, workshops, lectures, research, history, archives, websites, film, audio and video recording, concerts, performances and recognition. Since 2007, the organization has received over $52,000 in grants for concerts and lectures on the Business of Music and Amazing Musicwomen presentations.

Fan Reviews

Joan has one of the most entertaining shows you can see live. She keeps the audience involved and is REALLY GREAT TO WORK WITH!! - Eric Wyatt

I am so thrilled and honored to hear from you. I have been a fan for a long time. I have friends in the business who are loyal fans of yours and I have been hoping one day to meet you. ~ Bernie Hayes

"She is the best; she is naughty and nice!" -- Noreen Charlton, Kingston, Jamaica

Joan Cartwright is an inspiration, a role model, a brilliant educational visionary and a spicy addition to this journey called life. - Lydia Harris 

Joan is a force of nature! I would love to be there, soaking up all that culture! - RG

I absolutely love your "Feeling Good!" CD. YOU ARE A JEWEL! - Jeff /CallaStyle

In Pursuit of a Melody is great. Top notch stuff! - Linda Dachtyl




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