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Dr. Joan Cartwright

Since 2006, Dr. Joan Cartwright published 14 books related to music, women in music, and her experiences as a jazz/blues singer, composer, and educator. With Amazing Musicwomen (2008), Dr. Cartwright taught over 10,000 students in the tri-county area of South Florida about women in jazz and blues. Her lecture on Blues Women: The First Civil Rights Workers (2018), a 50-minute presentation, has been well-received and continues to be in demand by colleges, libraries, and national organizations like the African American Historical Society in Pensacola, NLAPW, and WIJSF. Joan's books are educational and inspiring, especially for young people interested in the music industry and the history of jazz and blues musicians, particularly, women instrumentalists. Visit and