TALENT MANAGEMENT
          MEDIA PRODUCTION
      
        OWNER: JOAN MERRIL
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ABOUT JOAN MERRILL

Freelance radio producer: JM Jazz, The Vocalists, WETF,  South Bend
(listen to shows, see list

Producer of tribute shows featuring Kristi King
: 2011-present
“Que Sera! Celebrating Doris Day,” “Everybody Loves Doris Day,” “Country Girls,” 
“Peggy Lee, I Love Being Here With You”
websites: kristiking.com; kristikingshows.com

Talent Management, 1998-2009

Worked with various jazz singers: Ernestine Anderson, Rebecca Parris,
Denise Perrier, Patti Wicks, Nancy Kelly.

Record Producer, Saying It With Jazz

“You Don’t Know Me” by Rebecca Parris (2007)
“Well, Alright!” by Nancy Kelly (2009)
“Que Sera! Celebrating Doris Day” by Kristi King (2012)

Independent radio producer 1992-2001
Produced 14 shows for Peabody winning NPR’s Jazz Profiles (hosted by Nancy Wilson)
Produced four shows for PRI’s Smithsonian Productions’ Jazz Singers

Independent video producer (Merrill Video Productions) 1984-2000

Produced video documentary Saying It With Jazz, featuring Carmen McRae  
 Favorable reviews in Down Beat, JazzTimes, and Jazz Now.


Education and Publications

MLA, Stanford University, 2000, thesis topic: “Jazz or Ersatz:
the Criteria of Authentic Jazz Singing.”
 

Author: Casey McKie mystery series,joanmerrill.com (all set in the world of jazz)
 

Liner Notes:
How About Me? Ernie Andrews (High Note 2005)
To Etta With Love, Houston Person (High Note 2004)
Sentimental Journey, Houston Person (High Note 2003)
Let It Happen, Janis Mann, (Pancake Records, 2003)
 

Creator amd curator pf carmenmcrae.com, the definitive website