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JAZZQUEST!

Joan Cartwright, M.A.
President & CEO
FYI COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

2644 Graywall Street
East Point, GA 30344
404-768-5778
“If you need to know, we’ll find out!”
Email: jazzisus@aol.com

Joan Cartwright is an explosive jazz and blues singer, composer and lecturer. She's performed in the U.S. for 25 years and in Europe since 1990. Joan sings her own songs and those of Ellington, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Jobim and the standard composers. She is an extraordinary performer who can enchant any audience anywhere!

Her debut CD, "Feelin' Good" features Giovanni Mazzarino (p), Nello Toscano (b), Mimmo Cafiero (d) and Oracio Maugeri (sax). The CD was first released in 1995, on Tireno Records in Milan, then released in the U.S. on Joan's label, I AM Records in 1998.

This Sagittarian from New York City has a B.A. in Communications and Music from LaSalle University, (Philadelphia) and a Master’s in Communications from Florida Atlantic University. Joan studied ballet and modern dance with Bernice Johnson and Lavern Porter, and African dance with Dinizulu. She studied piano, composition and theory with pianist Gerald Price, and harp with Caliope Proios.

She just completed a 6-week tour in Europe from February 23 to April 5, 2005. She's performed on television, radio and on stage at the Blue Note (NYC), The "A" Train and Erny’s (Delray Beach), O’Hara’s, Promenade and Riverwalk Sunday Jazz Brunch (Fort Lauderdale).

When not performing, Joan designs websites for fine artists and other clients. She writes grant proposals and develops programs for The Children’s Coalition, Inc., West Palm Beach

She performs weekly at ELLINGTON'S JAZZ CABARET in Florida, and in Europe, during the summer. She is the recipient of a SEAS Grant for her presentation of WOMEN IN JAZZ at schools in Broward County, Florida. Her research paper, The Sign of The Blues, was published in the 1993 IAJE Research Papers Journal. She offers lectures around the country and at Broward Community College (FL) on:

  1. Women in Jazz
  2. Jazzmen
  3. The Sign of The Blues
  4. Jazz: The Unmasked Rhetoric
  5. The Cultural Politics of Commercial Jazz
  6. The Business of Music: So, You Want To Be A Singer?

Her interviews for Entertainment News & Views, include Dr. Billy Taylor, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Lonnie Liston Smith and Sun Ra. She interviewed Quincy Jones and Abby Lincoln for her Master's thesis, The Cultural Politics of Commercial Jazz.

Joan's original music is published by Fuzz Goodbuddy Publications (BMI).

Joan produced the First Annual Gaiafest, "A celebration of Mother Earth with Women in Jazz", in March 1998, featuring legendary vocalists Dakota Staton and Ruth “Silky” Waters, and the Gaia All-Stars with Kim Clark (b), Bertha Hope (p), Bernice Brooks (d) and Pamela Williams (sax). In September 1998 and 1999, it was produced in the Bronx, New York. Gaiafest also will be held in New York, in 2000. Ultimately, Gaiafest will travel around the world.

In her column Inside. . . in Travel & Style Magazine, the nation’s premier magazine for travelers of color Joan has covered Italy, Switzerland, England, Germany and Barcelona. She's written numerous articles for The Westside Gazette, IN FOCUS MAGAZINE and Pick Up & GO!, an environmental newsletter, and her company, FYI Communications, Inc., is a clearinghouse for these publications and for fine art.

In 1998, Joan co-produced and co-hosted the cable show, Let’s Get Serious, with Ruth “Silky” Waters. This Miami talk show presents 36 positive role models for youth from all walks of life including politics, education, the arts and business.

Jazzquest   |    Jazz & Blues Lectures   |    Jazzy Friends

Hear "Feelin' Good"   |    Gaiafest

MORE ABOUT JOAN. . .

About the artist. . .

This Sagittarian from New York City

has a
Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Music
LaSalle University, Philadelphia
Master’s in Communications
Florida Atlantic University

 

Joan Renee Cartwright studied piano, composition and theory with
pianist Gerald Price, and harp with Caliope Proios.

She studied ballet and modern dance with BERNICE JOHNSON (right),
in NYC and Lavern Porter in Tampa.

She took 2 years of African Dance with Nigerian Master
Dinizulu at Queens College.

For 10 years, she taught children dance at community centers
in Philadelphia, Tampa, Deerfield Beach and San Francisco.

Ms. Cartwright performed extensively on stage,
television and radio in the U.S.A. at the Blue Note (NYC)
She's better known in South Florida and in Europe

Erny’s in Delray Beach

O'Hara's, Fort Lauderdale

Riverwalk Sunday Jazz Brunch (Fort Lauderdale)
Hemingway’s (Hollywood)

and throughout Europe (1990-1998)

JOAN'S ARTICLES

SOUND RECORDINGS

TV PRODUCER - "Let's Get Serious"

Director of Program Development

The Children’s Coalition, Inc.
West Palm Beach

Joan will be Editor-in-Chief of
Believe & Achieve
The magazine from and for youth.


FESTIVAL PRODUCER

March 14-16, 1998
First Annual Gaiafest
A celebration of Mother Earth with Women in Jazz

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Featuring legendary vocalists
Dakota Staton and Ruth “Silky” Waters

and the

Gaia All-Stars
Kim Clark (bass)
Bertha Hope (piano)
Bernice Brooks (drums)
Pamela Williams (sax)

In September, Gaiafest was produced in the Bronx, New York
October 1999, it will be in Florida for the second time.
Ultimately, Gaiafest will travel around the world!

PERFORMANCES WITH

Dr. Lonnie Smith
Oliver Jackson
Sam Rivers
Cecil McBee
Freddie Hubbard
Dorothy Donegan
Duffy Jackson
Shirley Scott
“Philly” Joe Jones
Gerald Price
Tyrone Brown
Bobby Durham
Pete Minger
Sandy Patton
Billy Marcus
Robin Kenyatta
Dusko Goykovitch
Gianni Basso
Franco Cerri

EUROPEAN TOUR (1990-1998)


FYI COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
JOAN ON TOUR

MEXICO
ITALY
SICILY
TAORMINA
PARIS JAZZ
CASTELBUONO
VOLCANO ETNA
GAMBIA
GHANA

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EMAIL
WEBMISTRESS
Website designs
under $300!


MAGAZINENET
Authors

ARTISTS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
JUSTIN AJAYI
ANTHONY BURKS
EDITH HUMPHREYS
MIRIANNE JEAN-JACQUES
SHERNETT MUHAMMAD
CHARLES MILLS

DESIGNERS
NATHANIEL STYLES
LYNN CARTER

Meet The President!

JAZZQUEST
"FEELIN' GOOD"
"Sweet Return"
JOAN'S BIO
LECTURES
JAZZY FRIENDS

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