Biography and memoirs of a jazz singer, plus photos, lectures, poems and 40 original songs.
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A light review of this jazz vocalist and composer's brilliant career and travels. It is dramatic and humorous and contains Joan's poetry and songs, written over the course of 28 years. There are photos of jazz greats - Hugh Masekela, Betty Carter, Gloria Lynne, Quincy Jones, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sandy Patton and Dizzy Gillespie - and friends of Joan, in the United States and Europe. It has essays to enlighten new and upcoming singers - So, You Want To Be A Singer? - Joan asks, as she guides singers through the intricate details of making it in the music industry. There are 35 poems and 40 songs in this book that is bound to please even the most frivolous music lover. Also, in the book is artwork by painters, Michael B. Mattox, Charles Mills and Anthony Evans
Keep your dream close to your heart
And your mind will know the answer