New York Newsday called Joan Crowe "as polished as a diamond." Crowe is a versatile singer with an extensive repertoire of jazz, standards, pop, rock, blues and folk. Joan's comic ability earned her the 2002 MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Clubs) for Female Musical Comedy.
She started her musical career in cabaret but caught the jazz bug when she opened for Joe Lovano in 2002. On her Debut Jazz CD, BIRD ON THE WIRE, she is joined by Tedd Firth on Piano, Jay Leonhardt on Bass, Scott Neuman on Drums, George Walker Petit on guitar, and Justin Flynn on Sax Her shows combine Jazz with a bit of comedy "sprinked in". Micheal Bourne of WBGO-NY said, "She is able to get to the heart of the story and she is funny, she gets the hat trick."
She performs regularly with her band, High Society Rhythm. Her credits include performances at The Rainbow Room, The Oak Room in Grand Prospect Hall , The Carnegie Club, Trumpets Jazz Club, The Manor, The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, Westchester Conservatory of Music, Rockland Center for the Arts, The Emelin Theatre, Archie's Place, The Plaza Hotel, Don't Tell Mama, Brunelli's, Eighty-Eights, Orchard Street and The Globe, Harry's of Hartsdale, Coyote Flaco, Zuppas, Danny's Skylight Room, The Duplex, Judy's Chelsea, The Cinegrill in Los Angeles, Odettes, Teddy Cares, the National Society of Arts and Letters, the ASCAP songwriters showcase, and the Mable Mercer Cabaret Convention at Town Hall.