Music Workshop

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. On March 28, 2008 she come to York College to perform a music workshop sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
When Mar 28, 2008
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where LL01
Contact Name
Contact Phone (718) 262-2430
AttendeesProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ivelaw Griffith, PhD.
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Diva Joan Cartwright  is a composer and her book, IN PURSUIT OF A MELODYLYRICS) 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 5,000 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!"

Diva JC names any ensemble of musicians she works with "Jazz Hotline". Why? 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".

This music workshop sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs: Ivelaw Griffith, PhD.

Performer: Diva Joan