Joy A Simons Brown is a songwriter, composer, band leader and director of vocal groups. She lives in Jamaica, teaches vocal and instrumental skills and collaborates with musicians internationally on various projects. With expertise in instruction and musical experience she found a place as a judge on the television series All Together Sing, aired on Television Jamaica in September each year.
She has authored:
• The Joy of Knowing
• Mathematics For Life
• Sing and Play the Jamaican Way
• Twenty, Thirty, Forty years old and counting
After teaching math for six years, Joy worked in business, negotiating and administering employee benefits for over a hundred companies. Twelve years later, she left to fulfill her deepest desire, that of pursuing music full - time. She never regretted that decision, but after discovering ‘survival’ challenges faced by the average musician, she decided to write this book offering a unique perspective on aspects of this life that are hardly understood nor addressed.