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Diva Joan Cartwright has toured 5 continents and 15 countries including the U.S.A., 8 European countries, 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. (LYRICS)

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: 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!"

Joan is the only woman in the world with a Jazz and Blues Song Book available at Joan's Bookstore

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New book by Joan Cartwright

From the coast of West Africa captured people brought a new music to the shores of North America. That music became blues and then jazz and was the voice of freedom. But the commercialization of this music throughout the twentieth century has not benefited the innovators as much as the imitators, publishers and producers of recordings, concerts and festivals, worldwide. The three essays in this book examines the cultural politics involved in the production, promotion and critique of African-American Jazz and Blues in America and abroad. Read more at www.redroom.com/member/divajc

MARCH 7, 2009 - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL WOMEN IN JAZZ ENSEMBLE

See photos by Joseph Riccio of
WOMEN IN JAZZ @ Miami-Dade Community College on Feb 3, 2009

 

7th book, #6 published in 2008 ------------- 6th book, #5 published in 2008

How you can help

Please call or visit your local library and ask the librarian to order a copy of these books for circulation.


IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY by Joan Cartwright 

ISBN: 978-1412059183
Paperback: 385 pages
Available at: www.fyicomminc.com/inpursuit.htm
and www.trafford.com/05-0819
Publisher: Trafford; First edition (May 30, 2006)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.2 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds

In a 30-year span, jazz vocalist and composer Joan Cartwright has become a Diva in her own right. She's toured in 15 countries and has written over 60 songs. The book contains two lectures: Amazing Women in Jazz and Blues AND So, You Want To Be A Singer? Also in the book are 35 poems and 40 songs by Diva JC, plus her memoirs and loads of photographs with jazz greats!

SO, YOU WANT TO BE A SINGER? A manual for up-and-coming Divas, musicians and composers by Diva Joan Cartwright
ISBN: 978-0-557-03324-9
Available at: stores.lulu.com/divajc
Copyright: © 2008 Joan Cartwright Standard Copyright License
Language: English
Country: United States
Edition: First

SONGS FOR MY CHILDREN by Joan Cartwright
ISBN: 978-0-557-01298-5
Available at: stores.lulu.com/divajc
Rights Owner: Joan Cartwright
Copyright: © 2008 Joan Cartwright Standard Copyright License
Language: English
Country: United States
Edition: First

Contact Joan Cartwright:
www.wijsf.com or www.fyicomminc.com
wijsf@yahoo.com or 954-607-7471 SKYPE: divajc

In a 30-year span, jazz vocalist and composer Joan Cartwright has become a Diva in her own right. She's toured in 15 countries and has written over 60 songs. The book contains two lectures: Amazing Women in Jazz and Blues AND So, You Want To Be A Singer? Also in the book are 35 poems and 40 songs by Diva JC, plus her memoirs and loads of photographs with jazz greats!

Purchase your copy, today! and get an autographed copy and a free cd for only $50 (including S&H)

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In 2009, I published my book A History of African American Jazz and Bluesthat discusses the reasons why the innovators of jazz and blues – Africans in America make paultry…

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To all snowbirds from Diva JC

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POWER-LESS



“Big bad man, where can you be?”

“I’m locked inside. It snowed, you see.

“I’ve no machine to stop the snow,

“So, when it falls, inside I go.”



“Inside? You mean you run away?

“From little flakes, you ran, today?”



“Oh, yes, I’m strong, all winter long

“Until the chill turns into snow.

“Then, with a flash, I dive inside.

“Imagine how it hurts my pride.

“The Stock Exchange can’t see me, now.

“Dow Jones would… Continue

THE STATE OF JAZZ podcast with Diva JC on blogtalkradio.com

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Nelson Harrison was my guest on my MUSICWOMAN LIVE! podcast on

February 18, about THE STATE OF JAZZ with other notable jazz aficianado's and musicians.



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MUSICWOMAN LIVE! Radio Show and books by Joan Cartwright

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Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb! -- Diva JC



Historically, women have been left out of his-story. My books emphasize the contribution women have made in the field of jazz and blues. Visit my site www.wijsf.com and check out JAZZWOMEN in the links. Also, see my books at… Continue

Help get Joan's books in your library

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7th book, #6 published in 2008 ------------- 6th book, #5 published in 2008

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At 10:59pm on August 19, 2013, Aicha said…
Hello Dear, I will like to get acquainted with You, I have something Special to share with You, Contact me via email aichasy97@yahoo.com

Miss aichasy
At 11:28pm on March 25, 2011, orban julia said…
Greetings from Hungary, a beautiful song
At 6:25pm on February 5, 2011, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear Diva J C,

 

I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage -http://www.miartemartagracielabressi.webs.com/- where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:

http://pallasatheneas.livejournal.com

You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:

http://www.mindsofglass.webs.com/
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Minds of Glass:  ¨All visual compositions perfectly match the soundtrack’s expressive aesthetics in terms of emotional content and artistic strength” (New York/Los Angeles Independent Media Board).


http://cminejazz.com/show/2010/11/12/minds-of-glass

http://martagracielabressistudios.webs.com/

Regards,

Marta

P.S.: Unfortunately, I' ve got too many contact on the network to add more.File free to add me if you want.

At 3:37am on April 6, 2010, Mara Rosenbloom said…
Hi JC,
Mara here. You sound great! It would be a pleasure to be able to share my music with you live, so I am writing to extend to you a personal invitation: My group, the Mara Rosenbloom Quartet will be on tour from New York City next week! We perform original jazz music, & will be kicking off our spring tour in Pittsburgh, Wed, April 14, 8:00pm @ Shadow Lounge. We make this music for sharing! So, I hope you'll be able to join us. You can have a listen at www.mararosenbloom.com, or simply write me for more info!
Sincerely,
Mara
At 9:48pm on February 17, 2010, tim max said…
helloooooooooooooooooooo
At 6:08pm on February 7, 2010, Mary Lou Williams Family/Friends said…
Hi Joan,
I'm really enjoying your site. It's great! I love what you're saying about women in jazz as my aunt was Mary Lou Williams. Keep on speaking for all those women in jazz who can't speak for themselves. Thanks for being a voice.
Bobbie@Mary Lou Williams Family and Friends
At 4:31am on September 3, 2009, Linda M. Warn said…
I am listening to NO LOVE as I am browsing the internet tonight!
How fantastic!

Where can I get a copy of this recording

LOVE & BLESSINGS,
LINDA WARN

p.s. I spoke with GLORIA LYNNE by phone a few days ago.
She sounded great! What a blessing to be reconnected
with her again! Thank you for your efforts!
At 1:14am on February 27, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
I would love to feature "you" as my guest on my show..If I am not your friend..please add me...also please call me @ the offc at 757 538 3540...757 971 3733 for details...click on the banner below to be a guest...JB


At 5:18pm on January 2, 2009, The Reese Project said…
Diva JC: We are A JAZZ band with many Awards & A Grammy nomination, We live in south Central pa. We are looking For JAZZ gigs in Western pa.
I also book the Moondancer Winery JAZZ festival in York Pa in on May 23rd & 24th, you could do this.
Please check out our Web-site; www.reeseproject.com Click on the link provided;
Blessings; Tom Reese; TRP
At 3:53pm on January 2, 2009, The Reese Project said…
Many options indeed, my Cellist is a professor at Millersville University & they have A JAZZ series Late Spring.
We would need a Hook-up for our Band out there to Complete the process.
Check out;
http://reeseproject.com
blessings; Tom Reese; TRP

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