Public Figure Profiles

Joyce Collins

Joyce Collins was a jazz pianist, singer and educator.

Collins began playing piano professionally at the age of 15 while still attending Reno High School in Nevada. Later, while studying music and teaching at San Francisco State College, she played in groups and solo at various jazz clubs, eventually going on tour with the Frankie Carle band.

In the late 1950s, Collins settled in Los Angeles, working there and also in Reno and Las Vegas, where she became the first woman to conduct one of the resort's show bands. During this time Collins worked in film and television studios, spending 10 years in the band on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and also on comedian Bob Newhart's shows.

In 1975, she recorded with Bill Henderson. Their Street Of Dreams and Tribute To Johnny Mercer albums were Grammy nominees. Collins continued to work in films, coaching actors Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges for their roles in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989).

Beginning in 1975, Collins taught jazz piano at the Dick Grove Music School. Collins wrote and arranged extensively, including a program, performed live and on radio, tracing the involvement of women in jazz as composers and lyricists. She appeared twice on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz radio show, most recently in 2002.Although she performed mostly in solo, duo and trio work, Collins occasionally sat in with big bands, such as that led by Bill Berry. She also recorded with Paul Horn and under her own name. Her first album appeared in 1961, her next, Moment To Moment, after a long gap. Centered mainly in Los Angeles, Collins worked farther afield in places such as Mexico City, Paris, New York and Brazil.Joyce Collins died on January 3, 2010.

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Some of their strengths

Joyce Collins has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Strong, Diplomatic, Perseverent, Creative, Loyal, Intense, and Caring.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Joyce Collins is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Helpful and Supportive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Joyce Collins well know them as someone who can be accepting, supportive, and productive, like a garden.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Joyce Collins as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Stable and Creative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Joyce Collins is someone who thrives in volatile situations, and who tends to be a source of stability and comfort for others who are experiencing challenging times .

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Joyce Collins tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Joyce Collins's challenges

While Joyce Collins has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Joyce Collins can be Stubborn, Idle, Emotional, Standoffish, Hesitant, Narcissistic, and Sensitive.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Joyce Collins's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Sensitive and Critical

Joyce Collins is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Joyce Collins also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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