Joan Belgrave

Joan Belgrave
Detroit Jazz Musicians Co-Op Inc
20707 Lee Court
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

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Donate to the Belgrave Scholarship Fund

Thank you for supporting the Belgrave Scholarship Fund - your contribution will allow the continuation of a more than 50 year legacy of support to young jazz musicians started by my late husband, jazz master, mentor Marcus Belgrave.
"Changing Young Lives Through Music"

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Latest Release
Joan Belgrave releases first single as signed under Blue River Records!

Joan Belgrave
Photo by Ernest Gregory

Joan Belgrave: Hey Love at CDBaby

Excitable CD

Grammy Nominated Vocalist

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Motown Legends Gospel Choir

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Joan Belgrave Music from the heart

Dizzy's Flyer

Joan Belgrave Returns to perform at
Wynton Marsalis' Jazz At Lincoln Center!

in the Beautiful
Dizzy's Coca Cola room

Two Shows only! 7:30 and 9:30

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Reservations: 212-258-9595
or tickets online at :

Praise for Joan Belgrave...

Review of Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, NY NY performance July, 2017:
"Her vocal instrument stimulates and mesmerizes. When it comes to pulling the audience into her definitive realm of soulful jazz vocals no one does it better than the lady from Detroit Joan Belgrave."
-- Ron Scott-Amsterdam News

"warm energetic timbre that ignites attention"
-- Ron Scott, Amsterdam News

Cabaret Scenes Review December 12, 2016
"The versatile jazz vocalist Joan Belgrave knows her way around a lot styles, and she’s a lively entertainer to boot"  
---Mark Stryker  Detroit Free Press  

"vocalist Joan Belgrave's tribute to Dinah Washington was swinging Dinah-style from the get-go."
-- The Jazz Police from the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival

"Vocalist Belgrave deserved the standing ovation in her tribute to Ray Charles with You Don’t Know Me, transporting patrons (of the theatre) to a smoky nightclub with her soulful voice."-
-- NATANGA SMITH-Barbados, WI- Nation paper

“Belgrave's voice is so soothing and sexy, she could give a pit bull goose bumps”
-- Charles Latimer- Detroit Metro Times 2009

"a class act…gospel, jazz, blues and neo soul… Joan is the evolution of the blues"
-- Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs, KKUP San Jose, CA

"Joan is a real treat, and together with Marcus Belgrave, this is an act that is a must see and hear.. a great voice, well trained, her voice is deep, smooth and polished…a class act and a beautiful talent"
-- Paul Youngman - - Toronto

Joan Belgrave
Joan Belgrave Photo by Wayne Norman

Joan and Marcus Belgrave
Joan and Marcus Belgrave Photo by Clyde Stringer

Joan, in pearls
Photo by Wayne Norman

Joan Belgrave sings Dinah Washington tribute at World famous Baker's Keyboard Lounge - Detroit to a sold out house!!

..."explosive",... "Joan has Dinah in her soul"...".. powerful soulful story of a great jazz legend"....

"Joan,. a Grammy nominated vocalist....brings Dinah's story to life"'ll laugh and you'll cry... a must see show...!!!

International Jazz Day 2016
Invited to the White House for International jazz day 2016


TAKE A MOMENT TO VIEW MY JUST RELEASED VIDEO "HEY LOVE" this song is now available on iTunes
from BLUE RIVERS RECORDS from my heart to yours

Joan Belgrave -  Hey Love
Joan Belgrave - Hey Love

"Filmed Proudly in Detroit"
SHOW someone you love them  today and Pass it on

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Featuring Marcus Belgrave on Trumpet
Sponsored by
Detroit Jazz Musicians Co-Op Inc
PO Box 36426
Grosse Pointe, Mi 48236
(313) 640-8552

Joan Belgrave Sextet with special guest Kirk Lightsey July 17, 2017 at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola - NY 60th & Broadway 2017 

Manhattan Assoc of Cabaret & Clubs - Songwriters Concert. NY, NY 2017
They Write the Songs 2016 - Joan Belgrave - Christmas Eve (Who Could Ask For More)


Watch Joan sing Dinah's "Please Send Me Someone to Love" At Detroit's Orchestra Hall.
Standing room only performance. To be released on Blue Note Records in 2013.

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Joan Belgrave presents:

1st Marcus Belgrave Scholarship Fundraiser
Sponsored by The Kresge Foundation

March 10th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Charles H Wright Museum of African American History

315 E Warren, Detroit, MI 48201

Info - (734) 945-1721

With an all-star cast:
Vocalist - Joan Belgrave
Pianist - Geri Allen
Drummer- Karriem Riggins
Bassist - Marion Hayden
Trumpeters - Dwight Adams, Greg Glassman
Drummer - Gayelynn McKinney
and many more......

Singer, widow of Marcus Belgrave sets benefit concert
- Detroit Free Press, 02/07/16


Purchase Tickets:

Thank you for your inquiry.  At this time, all ticket purchases must be made at the door. Door payments may be made in cash or credit card (no checks accepted).

We look forward to seeing you at the Concert this evening!!