JOAN WATSON JONES
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 8:00 PM EST
Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA
New CD "Quiet Conversations"
An equally passionate jazz vocalist and advocate for the music, Joan Watson-Jones is well known throughout Northern New England as both a swinging singer and the hostess of her own popular jazz shows, the cable television program Joan's Jazz Jam and the internet based radio program The Jazz Room (her 1/2 hour show on www.cyberstationusa.com). Born and raised in Harlem U.S.A., where she grew up to the sounds of Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday (both patients of her physician father, a founder of the Upper Manhattan Medical Group, the AfroAmerican community health institution immortalized in song through Billy Strayhorn’s classic composition UMMG). With show business flowing in her veins (her mother was a dancer at Paris’ famed Moulin Rouge) Joan studied both tap dancing and piano as a youth and went on to become a full time music teacher and part time live performer. Currently a resident of New Hampshire, retired from academia, Watson-Jones is devoted to the world of jazz as a full time active performing/recording artist and radio personality.