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Pianist Joe Cartwright makes his home in Mission, Kansas and is recognized as a proponent of ‘Kansas City Jazz.’ He is a graduate of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and is currently the musical director for the critically acclaimed NPR radio show '12th Street Jump.' Joe has performed on and produced numerous recordings. Some of his credits include work with jazz luminaries Eddie Harris, Christian McBride, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Karrin Allyson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Kevin Mahogany and Mel Torme. Cartwright has performed for audiences in Africa, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia as part of the USIA/Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassador Touring Program. In the fall of 2012, the Joe Cartwright Quartet headlined the CCPA Jazz Festival in Asuncion, Paraguay as representatives of Kansas City Jazz.


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“I am always flattered when a fellow musician decides to perform and record one of my tunes. My pleasure and amazement is enhanced when the artist is as imaginative and talented as pianist Joe Cartwright. Cartwright is one of those unsung artists who deserves the attention that I hope That Trio Thing will bring him...” —Dave Brubeck

“He leans over the grand, head cocked, watching the audience, an ear down near the keys, listening to an octave tremolo. It comes crashing down in a block chord, then another, as Cartwright, head bobbing, superimposes one rhythm on another. Pausing, Cartwright’s fingers emege to spider a line he lips

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Albums

Album Rhapsody by Joseph L Cartwright

Rhapsody

KCJO
2015

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Album Best of KC Jazz Vol 2 by Joseph L Cartwright

Best of KC Jazz Vol 2

Lafayette Music
2007

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Album Best of KC Jazz Vol 1 by Joseph L Cartwright

Best of KC Jazz Vol 1

Lafayette Music
2005

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Album Soul Eyes by Joseph L Cartwright

Soul Eyes

Lafayette Music
2004

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Album La Luna Negra by Joseph L Cartwright

La Luna Negra

Lafayette Music
1998

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Album Musa Nova by Joseph L Cartwright

Musa Nova

Lafayette Music
1997

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