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Typical Gig: 60 - 120 minutes
The first of the Lauderhill Jazz Series was an awesome night of live entertainment. This was just one of the many OFF THE CHAIN performances that night. We went from finger popping, to laughing, to hand clapping, to cheering and crying. It was a wonderful flashback of familiar and new material, like "Treat Me Right ". Thanks Joan again for being such an enthusiastic entertainer.
Additional Booking Notes
A wireless microphone really enhances my performance.
Past Booked Events
Jazz For Peace Fundraiser for Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.
Joan Cartwright has toured five continents and 15 countries including the U.S.A., eight European countries, Brazil, Mexico, Ghana, Gambia, South Africa, China and Japan, with her swinging brand of jazz and blues. This year, Joan produced and performed at the Jamaica Hill Jazz Jam, Lauderhill Jazz Jam and SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
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 over 8,000 children and college students, in U.S., Switzerland, Sicily, China and Japan: AMAZING MUSICWOMEN IN JAZZ AND BLUES, SONGS FOR MY CHILDREN 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!"
Joan's books have been acquired in Jamaica, W.I., many schools and libraries in Florida, and at York College and Langston Hughes Library in NYC, and libraries in Philadelphia, Texas and Louisiana. She visited 11 schools in 2010, and countless schools since 1997.
Her videos on divajc.blip.tv at William Dandy Middle School and at Tokyo International School show what she does with children as far as teaching them to scat and about women in jazz and blues
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's composition SWEET RETURN was recorded on Atlantic Records by Freddie Hubbard and the Kool Jazz All-Stars of 1983.
A NIGHT IN TUNISIA (Am) - Dizzy Gillespie
A TISKET A TASKET (Ab) - Ella Fitzgerald
AIN''T MISBEHAVIN (Eb) - Fats Waller
ALL OF ME (C) - Billie Holiday
BLUE SKIES (Ab)
BUT NOT FOR ME (F)
BYE BYE BLACKBIRD (Bb)
CARAVAN (Fm) - Duke Ellington
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS (C) - Louis Armstrong
FEVER - Peggy Lee
HONEYSUCKLE ROSE (F) - Fats Waller
I GOT RHYTHM (Bb)
I'll REMEMBER APRIL (G)
IN A MELLOW TONE (F) - Duke Ellington
IT DON'T MEAN A THING (Gm) - Duke Ellington
LADY BE GOOD (F) - Ella Fitzgerald
MEAN TO ME (G) - Billie Holiday
MY FAVORITE THINGS (C) - Julie Andrews
NIGHT AND DAY (G) - Sarah Vaughn
ROUTE 66 - BLUES IN Bb
S WONDERFUL (F) - Marilyn Monroe
SMOOTH OPERATOR (Am) - Sade
THE MAN I LOVE (Eb) - Sarah Vaughn
TIME AFTER TIME (C)
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES (G) - Dinah Washington
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE (F)
Treat Me Right - Joan Cartwright
Nobody's Husband - Joan Cartwright
Tell The Blues Bye Bye - Joan Cartwright
Loneliblue - Joan Cartwright
Influences & Inspiration
Ella, Billie, Carmen, Sarah, Betty Carter, Alberta Hunter, Dinah Washington, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong
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