Joyce Grant
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Updated 11/11/2012

In 2007 City Swing started a new chapter with jazz singer Joyce Grant. Joyce has been singing jazz in Bay Area venues for over 20 years. A mezzo-soprano with a voice like dark honey, Grant has a performance resume which includes a wide range of venues including the Empire Plush Room and Zingari Ristaurante in San Francisco, the Ledson Hotel in Sonoma, Sam's Chowder House & Cetrella in Half Moon Bay, the Liberty Hotel in Pittsburg as-well-as the Pittsburg Yacht Club, Slates in Walnut Creek, Joe’s of Lafayette, and the Woodminster Amphitheater. She is one of the featured artists for the "Delta Jazz Society".

Born in Texarkana, the town where Scott Joplin was raised, Joyce moved to Oakland as a child where she started singing with the North Oakland Baptist Church Youth Choir. Since that time she has earned the respect of singers and musicians alike performing professionally in San Francisco, the East Bay, Walnut Creek, Napa Valley and beyond. Her unique shows consist of a blend of jazz, blues, country western, Rhythm and Blues, and funk. Her vocal interpretations range from sensitive to powerful to cheeky over a broad spectrum of charts. Joyce Grant is a member of ASCAP.

Joyce and sister, Pamela Adams, are the great great nieces of Uncle Scott Joplin. Their grandmother was Mattie Joplin Harris. Grandma Mattie's father was Scott Joplin's older brother. The sisters will be guest vocalists with the Pacific Coast Ragtime Festival at this year's festival.