Joyce Grant

Joyce Grant

Joyce Grant is the great-great-niece of famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin, Joyce Grant determined at an early age that she was going to be a singer and songwriter. Born in Texarkana, Arkansas, the town where Scott Joplin was raised, Grant moved to Oakland, California as a child, where she started singing with the North Oakland Baptist Church Youth Choir. She spent her elementary and high school days performing in choir and musical theater. A mezzo-soprano with a voice like dark honey, Grant has been singing jazz in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 28 years at venues such the Empire Plush Room and Donatello Hotel in San Francisco, the Ledson Hotel, Sonoma, the Empress Theater, Vallejo, and Woodminster Amphitheater, Oakland, to name but a few. For the past 10 years she has been the lead vocalist for City Swing, an 18- piece big band based out of San Francisco, and is a frequent participant in the West Coast Ragtime festival. As a songwriter she has put lyrics to several of Scott Joplin’s pieces and released the CD In The Morning (co-produced with Doug McKeehan , 2010), a collection of original songs ranging in style from jazz to blues to R&B. She currently lives in Vallejo, CA and performs regularly throughout the Bay Area, bringing her sensitive and powerful vocal interpretations to appreciative audiences that keep coming back for more.


Date(s) - Sat, Aug 26, 2023
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Mare Island Brewing Co. Ferry Taproom
289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo


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