Joyce Cobb, Adjunct Faculty, has enjoyed a long and varied singing career. Ms. Cobb first began
working in the radio and television industry in the early 1970s. Working with Stax
Records and Shoe Productions, she began to compose and released her first single.
After her first years in the industry, she released a solo album with RCA Records
that went to #11 on the Billboard Top 40 chart. Ms. Cobb has opened for performers
Taj Mahal, the Temptations, Muddy Waters, Al Jarreau, and has toured Europe with Otis
Clay. As a soloist, Ms. Cobb performs regularly with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
and tours with the Memphis Beale Street Blues Company. She has won numerous awards
including four Premiere Player Awards for best female singer from the Memphis chapter
of NARAS. When Joyce Cobb's on Beale opened in 1992, it was the first club on historic
Beale Street to be named for a woman.