Archive | January 2014

Travel

Love traveling to distant lands. Wrote a book about my travels in Europe. The next one is in the making – Melodic Melodies.

Dr. Diva JC - Scholar . Teacher . Author

Joan Cartwright’s first published book In Pursuit of a Melody is a memoir of her musical journey from childhood through her eight years of travel in eight Europe.
This book contains 35 poems, 40 lead sheets of original music, 350 photos, and two lectures: Women in Jazz and Blues and So, You Want To Be A Singer? A Manual for up-and-coming divas, musicians, and composers.  Joan’s books are available in soft and hard cover, ebook, and pdf download formats at her online book store – www.lulu.com/spotlight/divajc
Joan’s photos from her visits to the Caribbean, Mexico, China, and Japan will be featured in Joan’s 11th book Melodic Memories, to be published in 2014.
It was my dear friend Jazz vocalist Sandra Kaye, who got me the gig at CJW Club in Shanghai, in 2006.  I worked there for three months and met my new friend Carl Hill, who got me…

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Music & Motherhood

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I have two wonderful children. My son just turned 50 this month. He sings well but only in the shower. When he was an infant until he was two, we listened to THE SOUND OF MUSIC every morning! He just loved it.

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My daughter is 48 and has followed in my footsteps. She is a vocalist, songwriter, producer, actress, playwright, and WEB TV host.

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Neither one of my children are introverts. They are really comedians and bring a lot of joy to those around them. When they were teenagers, I practiced piano and composed most of my songs, while they tended to my mother, who was incapacitated. They would be upstairs and I’d be in the living room, downstairs. You couldn’t hear a pin drop, most of the time. I think they enjoyed my playing. There was a lot of peace in our home.

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Music, the sound of the spheres, begins in the womb!!!