Joan Crowe
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"Michael Bourne"

...Best was a surprising and confessional "Me and Mrs. Jones" as if her voice were sweating from a tryst. And, Marlene Dietrich's "falling in Love Again" hauntingly and in German. Those songs highlight Joan's new album, as does a heartbreaking "I Cover the Waterfront", a hiply Jamaican " I'm Only Sleeping", a charming swinger by Rupert Holmes and Paul Williams I've never heard before, "Everything" and the naughtiness of "Boom Boom." - WBGO

"New York Times"

A slightly twisted and superbly talented chanteuse. - Tom Staudter

"All About Jazz"

Crowe is a dynamic, witty, and unpredictable entertainer, and her debut album demonstrates these traits. - Michael P. Gladstone

"Essex Journal"

"Her razor sharp wit is on an equal footing with her vocal prowess, she will have you laughing one minute and dabbing tears at the next, all without resorting to cheap tricks." - Brian VanSant

"The Sarasota Herald Tribune"

"Long, lean and curvy, Joan Crowe gave a full house a sizzling performance ranging from pithy and funny to poignant and chanteuse-y" - Marjorie North

"New York Newsday"

"Her act is as polished as a diamond." - New York Newsday

"Village Voice"

"Tall and cheeky, she's as nice to listen to as she is to hear." - Village Voice


"Fabulous! Contemporary songwriters finally have someone worthy to write for." - AP

"Applause, Applause"

"Joan Crowe and her shows are stunning. She can do it all and in several styles. She's at home with contemporary pop, has a strong jazz feeling, and the voice to move you with a serious ballad plus the timing to tickle you with comedy." - Jan Wallman

"Back Stage"

"[Joan] Crowe performs songs with intelligence and sensitivity." - Roy Sander


Joan Crowe Debut jazz CD "Bird On The Wire"

In The Key of Comedy with Jay Leonhart



The legendary jazz DJ, Micheal Bourne of WBGO-NY said, " She is able to get to the heart of the story and she is funny, she gets the hat trick".

She is the creator of the inovative Pod cast which is filmed live at
New Yorks famed jazz club, Birdland on Monday nights.
Her credits include performances at the Jazz Standard The Iridium Jazz Club, The Rainbow Room, Trumpets Jazz Club, Town Hall, The Oak Room in Grand Prospect Hall, The Carnegie Club, The Manor, The Cinegrill in Los Angeles, Odettes and many more.

She is proud to add Dizzy's , Jazz at Lincoln Center to her resume when she completes her 5 day run there in the fall.

Miss Crowe has long been recognized for her comic skills which earned her the 2002 MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Clubs) for Female Musical Comedy. With the success of her debut CD, BIRD ON THE WIRE, she emerged as a powerful and unique Jazz vocalist. “Songwriters like Jay Leonhart, Dave Frishberg and Randy Newman have always been a great source of inspiration for me, those writers that combine jazz chops with humor and a dash of civil disobedience.”

Crowe’s strength is in her versatility, vibrancy, and unique storytelling ability that go way beyond the confines of being just another great jazz singer.
- Jonathan Wildran - All Music Guide

New York Newsday called her “as polished as a diamond."

She is very proud of the money she has raised for Breast Cancer and other charities performing one of her four Cabaret shows: Women of Note, a tribute to Women Songwriters. Time Out New York selected her as “Critic’s Pick” for her show, Shooting Stars, which earned her first MAC Award nomination in 2000. Her show As the Crowe Flies was dubbed “Fabulous!” by Bloomberg Radio, and “Hilarious!” by the Associated Press and earned her a second MAC Award nomination. The Devil in Miss Joan, a hysterical look at good and evil” garnered her the coveted MAC Award for Musical Comedy in 2002.

Before she switched to singing, she was well known to daytime viewers in a recurring role on All My Children, Joan has also appeared on screen in Working Girl and An Eye For An Eye, with Sally Field. Classically trained with a MFA from the Asolo State Theatre and a BFA in Theatre from Indiana University at Bloomington, her acting credits are extensive. She has performed Regionally at the Asolo State Theater, Kennedy Center, Indiana Repertory, The Phoenix. Her New York acting credits include Dance Theatre Workshop, Altered Stages and Theatre Works USA.