Joan Cartwright and Jazz Hotline
NEWS   Joan Cartwright is presently working with her daughter, Mimi Johnson, on the concept of JAZZ MEETS HIP-HOP
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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!
Why this name?
The music is jazz and it's hot and you've got to come here to get the news that "Jazz is alive and well and living inside of us!"
Do you play live?
I've been sitting in on the Atlanta jazz scene. No gigs at present, but willing to join a band in Atlanta with gigs.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
More exposure for lesser known artists from all genres. I've actually been contacted by someone from Australia, Venezuela and the Mayor of Slovenia!
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes, if I kept the publishing of my original compositions.
Band History:

Her debut CD,
"Feelin' Good"
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.

Your influences?
Ella, Diz, Miles, Trane, Monk, Mingus, Billie, Carmen, Sarah, Dinah, Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Gloria Lynn, Lorenz Alexandria, Nina Simone, Shirley Horn, Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye, George Benson, Chaka Khan, Freddie Hubbard
Favorite spot?
Taormina, Sicily
Equipment used:
Wireless microphone from Germany
Anything else...?
Keep your dream close to your heart
And your mind will know the answer
While your soul plays the chords
Your imagination can be the dancer
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