Joan's paper “Conscious Inclusion of Women Musicians” that discusses the omission of women from small combos and big bands, except all-female bands, and the importance of hiring women musicians for music projects, especially, jazz projects was accepted by the BAS Conference, May 17-19, 2012, in Romania. Her song “The Glory Road” was chosen for the Donne in Jazz 2012 performances in November-December 2012. Donate to Joan's travel project at United States Artists.
R&B, Soul, House Jazz Sensation Mimi Johnson is in "They Rose Above It All" and begins her TV Show "The Arts Reporter" in April.
Joan and Mimi operate Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. The Jazz@MCC series begins April 2.