MM, Manhattan School of Music; coursework completed toward Ph.D., CUNY; BA, Brooklyn College
Joan Stiles' dDebut recording, Love Call (Zoho) was on many top ten lists for 2004, JazzWeek Radio #9 and features arrangements for octet with special guests Clark Terry and Frank Weiss. Since 2000, Stiles has been rearranging and performing the music of Mary Lou Williams in the ongoing concert series, Mostly Mary Lou. Published work includes instructional articles and transcriptions in Black Music Research Journal, Jazz/Keyboard Workshop, 1001 Keyboard Ideas, The Piano Stylist, Sheet Music Magazine. On her 2nd CD, Hurley-Burley she is joined by Jeremy Pelt, Steve Wilson, Joel Frahm, Peter Washington and Lewis Mash in performances of originals and compositions by pianist-composers including Ellington, Monk, and Mary Lou Williams. Former faculty member of Brooklyn College and current full-time faculty member of Manhattan School of Music.