• Mar 5, 2022 from 20:00 to 22:00
  • Location: Arts Garage
  • Latest Activity: Feb 10, 2022

Women In Jazz South Florida Members Roberta DeMuro (Musical Director, pianist) and vocalists Edlene Hart and TC Carney III perform music composed by Joan Cartwright, founder of Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., a 15-year non-profit that promotes women musicians, globally. A Jazzy Cabaret features 14 of Joan’s songs and four sets of lyrics to songs by Miles Davis (Tune-Up), Dizzy Gillespie (A Night in Tunisia), John Coltrane (Bessie’s Blues), and Kenny Dorham (Blue Bossa).


Edlene Hart

Edlene Hart is an international soul singer from Yonkers, NY. She began singing at five, in church, where she was mentored by Mr. John Simmons, the Master Keyboardist and Musical Director for many well-known artists. She studied music at the Performing Arts High School and Queens College. Edlene performs in many languages and several genres including opera, Broadway, jazz, spirituals and contemporary music, which led to an acting role in the play The Legacy at The National Black Theatre in Harlem. A powerful and sultry singer, Hart will captivate an audience with her explosive stage presence. In New York, she was dubbed Chocolate Thunder and in South Florida, she is The Singing Bus Lady who can take you anywhere you want to go! Edlene learned from the best. She shared the stage with Whitney Houston, Eryka Badu, Issac Hayes, The Delphonics, and Melba Moore, and opened for Tony Bennett. Edlene toured with a gospel group, throughout Europe and South Africa. She was a songwriter and producer for Total Look and The Style, the iconic rapper Chuck D’s female recording artists in the 1990s. She was a songwriter with Grammy award-winning drummer Lenny White, which led to jingles. She sang commercials for Folgers Coffee, McDonalds, and New Jersey Community Bank. In New York, Edlene worked in top bands like The Funk Junkies, The NY Soul Sisters, The F&G Band, Groove Buffet, and Steve Wexler and The Top Shelf Band. In Florida, where she lives, she works with Blues legend Joey Gilmore, House of Power, and Otis And The Cadillacs, performing jazz, funk, pop, R&B, and smooth jazz with The Edlene Hart Band, Spellbound, a smooth and contemporary jazz band, and The Chill Factor Funk Band.

TC Carney III

TC Carney III, born William Theodore Carney III, is the son of notable Philadelphia jazz organist Trudy Pitts and drummer Mr. C. This powerful jazz vocalist is well-versed in the art of jazz vocal styling. His CD, Life Force Jazz was recorded live at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and The Performing Arts. TC grew up around jazz masters and he captured some great talent on a first-class recording. With Norman Connors, TC III created an All-Star cast for a concert that Al Young of The Philadelphia Daily News described as the “Greatest show in thirty years.” Jon Hendricks wrote the liner notes. TC III sings with Gary Bartz on Song For Debra, written and arranged by Elmer Gibson. Joey DeFrancesco is on Rome Alone with TC’s lyrics, written to Don Braden’s If I Were A Bell and on Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s Bright Moments, with lyrics by Todd Barken, who manages Dizzy’s Club at Jazz @ Lincoln Center in NYC. Trudy Pitts’ solo on Abby Lincoln’s Bird Alone is tremendous! His second CD, The Music released on October 1, 2021. “A vocalist gifted with good taste and impressive chops.” – Hot House New York “One of the top male vocalists singing jazz, today.” – AllAboutJazz.com

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