Joan Cartwright

Joan Cartwright is a Jazz and Blues vocalist, composer and educator. She has toured 5 continents and 16 countries including the U.S.A., eight European countries, and in Jamaica, Brazil, Mexico, Ghana, Gambia, South Africa, China and Japan, with her swinging brand of jazz and blues. She performs throughout the Tri-County area with her band Jazz Hotline. Her book, IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY contains original 40 songs and lyrics to standards: "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 is the founder of WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC., a non-profit dedicated to promoting Women in Jazz, globally. In 5 years, the organization has received grants from the Broward Cultural Division, Broward Schools SEAS Program, Miami Beach Arts Gala and BankAtlantic to present concerts at schools, in the community and at senior centers. Lovingly known to fans as "Diva JC", her "energy is touching everyone on earth with love, music and by being who Joan is – a Leader, a woman who is able, no matter the obstacles, to turn her dreams into realities." ~ Judy Joy Jones. Websites: and

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