Joan Clarke & The Jazz Mistrals

Joan Clarke & The Jazz Mistrals

 West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Singer/Songwriter/Keybroadist a Sensational Smooth Jazzical Gospel & Smooth Jazz Artist. Her Sound is Jazzical. Joyful, & Jewelous. Her stage performance is silky and smooth. She's the total package with the sound a Phyllis Hyman South Florida at it's Best!

Biography

Musically, Joan is another product of a family background filled with musical talent and when younger she had private piano lessons, however she was largely self-taught. While taking piano lessons she was featured in the public library in 1976 Bi-centennial Celebrations as an ingenious musician, Born into the age of Disco, Afros and Bellbottoms, she grew up with hopes and dreams as she journeyed through her life eagerly anticipating the future of becoming a great musician of all times. She is a beautiful jazzical artist and she has chosen to express her spirituality through the music of jazz. She combined Gospel music with elements of R&B/Contemporary/SmoothJazz to give her music a touch of sweetness and a melodiousness inspired and total package with a sound that's recreated and comparable to that of the late great Phyllis Hyman.She is a gift to any production of music soundtrack and presents great stage performances. She has been showcased with many legendary artists throughout the South and Midwest. She is branching out into a wide range of Smooth Jazz music styles, while she is honoring music traditions and building on them for today and tomorrow's music industry and fans.

At 13 years old she developed an appreciation for sound she was exposed to a great deal of gospel music. After one year of piano lessons Joan became the musician for all the choirs at church. She received several scholarships for college where she studied music and elementary education. However, she has been a working musician teaching privately and in the classroom, performing as a singer in Jazz Festivals, Music Conferences, Concert Halls, Church Minister of music, composing, arranging, recording and producing both her own groups and for professional clients. While living in South Florida, Joan performed with a number of gospel groups. After many years of experience she decided to further her music destiny. This destiny would allow her to extend her musical talent to the degree that God allows her. It was now time for Joan Clarke to focus on her personal choices and let the public know more about the music that she chose to play and sing. In 2005, Clarke, determined to pursue her own musical identity, begin to record her first Smooth Jazz/R&B Jazzical Gospel album.

The world has become very "thirsty" and there seems to be messages pathways and direction through this confused chaos that we are faced with. Her Music is a silky smooth sound track that's filled with a quenched, a path for that direction, a soothing sound to hear through this chaos. Her voice has created a sensation within her that she is happy to express with a message to help people. Her songs, her lyrics and her creation seem to take you on a beautiful journey. The album title "Thirsty" is about a lady with one last hope! Searching for love in all the wrong places realizing how difficult life's encounter's can be it's good to know that he is waiting at the well to give you a fulfilling quench. The tracks on this CD gives inspiration, motivation, encouragement and patience. She hopes you will enjoy her music as much as she did making it for you. Joan is being featured in the Atlanta Jazz Musician CD Gallery, The Jazz USA Foundation Women in Jazz Archive, All About Jazz, Take Five With Joan Clarke,CD Baby,CD Universe, Amazon, My Space and more.

Discography

CD Contains The Hit Singles...
Humblest Manner Possible (Sendicated Radio Airplay)
It' Over Now
Miracles Do Come True

Set List

Thirsty
Miracles Do Come true
It's Over Now
Meet Me On The Moon
I Don't Want to Lose You
Betcha By Golly Wow
Living In Confusion
The Answer Is You
Old Friend
Living All Alone
Somewhere In My Life Time
Hurry Up This Way Again
Smooth Operator
The Sweetest Taboo
Kiss of Life
Is It a Crime
The Relationship
Foot Loose Fancy Free
Humblest Manner Possible
I Plan To Be Married
My Spirit
You Promised Me
What Now
God Bless The Child
You Bring Me Joy
I Apologize
Rhythm Of Love
How Does It Feel
Body and Soul
Get Here If You Can
Lover man
Good Morning Heartaches
Baby
Here We Go Again
Sit Down
Holding Back The Years
Purple Rain
I'm Wishing on a Star
Candy
Sentimental
Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This
Waiting
I Know You Love Me
Tyrone
You Know How To Love Me