A History of African American Jazz and Blues

ABOUT Joan Cartwright

Joan Cartwright
Jazz/Blues singer, composer, producer, author, historian, founder of WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC.



Three essays by jazz singer and composer Joan Cartwright tracking the history of blues created by Africans enslaved in America.

Three essays and interviews with photographs by author and musician Joan Cartwright about the creation of blues in America by Africans captured for servitude on Euro-American plantations over a span of 400 years