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Joan Cartwright was born December 7, in Kew Gardens, New York. She holds a B.A. in Music and Communications from LaSalle University, in Philadelphia, and a Master's in Communications from Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, FL. She is the host of MUSICWOMAN Internet Radio. She has produced a large portfolio of original music, recorded over four decades. Today, her music is in a book, JOAN CARTWRIGHT SONG BOOK. Joan is the only woman in the world with a jazz and blues song book. She has interviewed nearly 100 women musicians from New York to California, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, South Africa and Australia. No other female composer has published a song book. Her first song to be recorded was "Sweet Return" on Atlantic Records in 1983 by Freddie Hubbard and the Kool Jazz All-Stars. She co-produced with Giovanni Mazzarino "Feelin' Good" (Tireno Records 1995), in Catania, Sicily, and "In Pursuit of a Melody" (I AM Records 2005), in Atlanta, GA. Joan has published 9 books, including her complete anthology of memoirs, poetry, songs and lectures entitled IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY. All books are available at Joan's Bookstore. Joan is the founder of Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes women musicians, globally. Visit her websites: www.joancartwright.com and www.wijsf.com