Friday, December 19, 2008

Help get books in the library system, nationwide

How you can help

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

IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY by Joan Cartwright
ISBN: 978-1412059183
Paperback: 385 pages
Available at:
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:
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:
Rights Owner: Joan Cartwright
Copyright: © 2008 Joan Cartwright Standard Copyright License
Language: English
Country: United States
Edition: First

Contact Joan Cartwright: or
954-607-7471 SKYPE: divajc

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


NOVEMBER 26, 2008 - 6-8 p.m. EST

This show is wonderful! Click photo to listen or tune in at or

You will want to share this with your friends for Christmas!

Melody Cole is an outstanding pianist, vocalist and composer. She is an ordained minister specializing in music. Her new Christmas CD, Spicy Christmas Melodies, contains public domain selections played and sung by Melody and will be available this holiday season. We will listen to her CD, Simply Sacred. Read her bio at this website and hear her jazz selections at

Monday, October 20, 2008


Tune in on Wednesday, October 22 @ 6-8 p.m.

Diva JC will interview pianist/composer

Pamela Wise from Detroit, MI

Oct 31 and Nov 1 at Christine's Restaurant

Miss Sandra Kaye from Dallas, TX will perform at Christine's Restaurant on October 31 and November 1 with Bob Vandivort and Brad Keller

Join her for great jazz and blues and fine dining!

Women in Jazz at AARLCC

October 30 @ 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

African American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
To be attended by 600 school-aged children

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Juanita Dixon at Christine's

Sept 25, 26 and 27, 2008 from 7 to 10 p.m.

This weekend, Thur, Fri and Saturday
Enjoy the vocal stylings of Juanita Dixon at Christine's Restaurant
with Bob Vandivort (trumpet) and Howie Schneider (p)

Diva JC onlinewithandrea at

Diva Joan Cartwright will be interviewed by Andrea Garrison on
Thursday, Sept 25 @ 3-5 p.m.


347-677-0782 #1 to talk - register to join us in the CHAT ROOM

Diva JC hosts MUSICWOMAN LIVE every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. EST. on Listen to the current show and be sure to scroll down to access the archived shows. Guests include:

  1. Pamela Wise - Oct 22
  2. Jazz DJ Jay Edwards - Oct 15

  3. Teri Wilson - Oct 8

  4. Dr. Nelson Harrison and the Metaphysics of Music - Oct 1

  5. Music and The Senses - Sept 24
  6. Rita Graham - Sept 17

  7. New Age Music and Divinity with Linda Dachtyl - Sept 10

  8. Dotti Anita Taylor Flautist - Sept 3

  9. Renee Fiallos and Nick Mathis - Aug 27

  10. Organists Trudy Pitts and Linda Dachtyl - Aug 20

  11. Suzanne Brooks - Aug 13

  12. Event Producers Woodie Lesesne and Priscilla Dames - Aug 6

  13. Sandra Kaye - July 30

  14. Jus' Cynthia - July 23

  15. Jace Harnage - July 16

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Interesting stuff

Today, I spoke with my friend Patrick N from Tokyo International School. He told me to go to, where I've been listening to very interesting people all day.

Now, I'm adding this rss feed to my blog with hopes of increasing the value of my posts.

Let's see what happens

Diva JC

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Please RSVP

America’s Backyard
200 West Broward Blvd. (behind Revolution Live)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Dear WIJSF Members and Guests,

You’re invited to a free party for ALL guests of WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

· Everyone gets his or her first drink FREE; then it’s 2-4-1
· 50 foot long buffet or Friday for the appetizers buffet

We may win the contest “Host with the Most”, which gives WIJSF, INC. the chance to win $100 that evening. So, bring your friends.

The buffet has three hot meals to pick from, as well as three side and desserts. WEDNESDAY is Ladies night and LADIES drink free all night from 9:00 pm on.

We also have a contest “Pick-A-Purse” in one of the purses has $500 in IT! Very Exciting for the lucky holder of that raffle ticket! Could be you. J

Please do not call Joan. Mapquest the address above.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Questions need answers. . .

June 12, 2008

Today, I was dismayed by a program at the Arscht Center for the Performing Arts entitled Jazz Roots, a Larry Rosen Series, which had one woman, Patti Austin, on the bill. Known as a pop singer for decades, Patti never was billed as a jazz singer, until recently.

My question is where are the true jazz/blues singers and instrumentalists and why are they always omitted from the program?

Also, why are black women not represented on Rosen's committee?

In addition to sending a message to the Chief of Staff and Program Director of the Arscht Center, I copied the message to Blanche Williams of the First Annual National Black Women's Town Hall Meeting, requesting that this subject be broached at the meeting on July 11, in Washington, D.C.

May 28, 2008

Q: What was it like recording Joni Mitchell's songs?

A: Before, I almost never paid attention to lyrics. I’m so bad that when I hear a song that’s sung, English is gibberish. I don’t hear it. I mean, I would have to translate it from whatever the thing is that I hear to intelligible English. Because I hear it as a sound.

Diva JC: What does this say about all the women who sang jazz before Hancock was born and migrated to the Miles Davis camp?

Your answers and comments are welcome.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.

Our non-profit was incorporated in March 2007 and we finally filed our application for 501(c)(3) status in April 2008.

Now, we're able to apply for grants for WOMEN IN JAZZ ON TOUR

We're proud to announce receipt of our first grant from Friends of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) in Fort Lauderdale, where we will present WOMEN IN JAZZ on October 2, 2008, and in March 2009 (date to be announced).

We welcome you to become a member at this link.

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