JOAN BELGRAVE is one of Detroit’s most noted Jazz singers. Known for her soothing voice, Joan has performed at historic venues like Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, The Jazz Cafe at The Music Hall, The Dirty Dog Jazz Café, The Fillmore Theatre, Orchestra Hall, and The Detroit Opera House. Nationally, she has performed at famed Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York and The Metropolitan Room. And her international travels have taken her to The Toronto Jazz Festival, Jazz à la Villette in Paris, and The Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland. But she is so much more.
In addition to her trademark Jazz sound, Joan has also sung Blues, Gospel, Big Band, Standards, and Contemporary R&B.
Jazz Review Magazine in Toronto calls her “a class act and a beautiful talent.” Joan has produced 7 albums – five with her late husband, legendary Jazz trumpeter, Marcus Belgrave. She has also recorded tributes to Billie Holliday, Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong. And she has worked with some of America’s leading Jazz singers and musicians like Regina Carter, Charlie Gabriel, Kirk Lightsey, Geri Allen, James Carter, Don Was, Carmen Lundy, and Ali Jackson.
Known for clean notes, vibrant melodies and vocal versatility, Joan Belgrave is remarkable.