Dr. Joan Cartwright is a renowned veteran of the Jazz and Blues stage for 40+ years. She is a vocalist, composer, and author of 14 books, including her memoir, touring and teaching experiences in 20 countries, poetry, women in music, and the business of music available at www.lulu.com/spotlight/divajc. Her titles include Amazing Musicwomen, So You Want To Be A Singer? and A History of African American Jazz and Blues with interviews with Quincy Jones, Dewey Redman, Lester Bowie, and other noted Jazz musicians and aficionados. Joan holds a B.A. in Music and Communication from LaSalle University, in Philadelphia, PA; an M.A. in Communications from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, and she is a Doctor of Business Marketing from Northcentral University, AZ.
In 2007, Joan founded Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to promote women musicians, globally. In 2016, WIJSF released its 6th CD of female composers. Joan hosts an Internet radio show MUSICWOMAN Radio, featuring women who compose and perform their own music. Joan has two personal CDs – Feelin’ Good and In Pursuit of a Melody. She has performed and lectured around the nation and the world. She is a featured actor in Last Man and The Siblings, two sitcoms produced online by www.mjtvnetwork.info. In 2014, Joan was honored as the first Lady Jazz Master by www.bwijawards.com. Visit www.wijsf.org and www.joancartwright.com
Dr. Joan Cartwright is a true “Modern Missionary in the World of Music”. She is aiming for a great deal and devoting hours of her life to achieving her goals while aspiring to success and significance for other women. She wants to do something truly original for all the women composers, songwriters, and creators of music in her network while reaching out to new audiences whether these be children, the elderly or those that society often forgets. She is above all set on underlining that human values are what drive her to achieve empowerment and gender mainstreaming for Women in Music. She and her organization have worked with our Foundation and are also a part of our International Honour Committee, recognized by UNESCO’s International Musics Council. ~ Patricia Adkins-Chiti, Fondazione Adkins-Chiti: Donne in Musica, Rome, Italy
A graduate of Northcentral University in Arizona, in July 2017, Joan is a Doctor of Business Administration/Marketing. Visit Joan’s website – www.joancartwright.com
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