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Since 1997, Joan Cartwright and her Amazing Musicwomen Ensemble have presented this historical, educational pageant to thousands of students (Grades 3-12 + college) and adults.

AMAZING MUSICWOMEN Copyright 1997 Joan Cartwright, M.A.

Using historical overview, songs, photographs and artwork, this one-hour presentation chronicles the lives of women who wrote and performed jazz music, including Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters, Lil Harding Armstrong, Mary Lou Williams, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Marian McPartland, Dorothy Donegan, Melba Liston, Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Joanne Brackeen, Tania Maria, Toshiko Akiyoshi and others. Concert selections include compositions of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Cole Porter, Norman Mapp and Joan Cartwright. and much, much more! [SEE PHOTOS @ SUNRISE CIVIC CENTER]

FUND OUR TOUR @ United States Artists

Amazing Musicwomen Ensemble @ Bienes Center for the Performing Arts on 2/2/2013


Renee Fiallos, Robin Alexander, Rochelle Frederick, Roberta DeMuro, Lindsay Johnson, Joan Cartwright - 1/15/12
South Florida Jazz Summit, Fort Lauderdale, FL


It was great to meet you at the Jazzonian summit and I truly enjoyed your performance and seminar. You are a treasure to all.

All my best and regards.

Freddy Aquino

Jus' Cynthia, Rochelle Frederick, Te'ja Veal, Joan Cartwright, Renee Fiallos

To book Amazing Musicwomen contact

Joan Cartwright, Executive Director
Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.

954-740-3398   |   info@wijsf.org