Pamela Rose to Bring
"Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era,"
Hit Multi-Media Jazz and Blues Concert to Feinstein's at Loews Regency
Friday, January 7, 2011 at 8:30 pm
NEW YORK, NY, December 13, 2010 - Fresh from sold-out performances in
London, Los Angeles (The Grammy Museum), San Francisco & Oakland (Yoshi's) and Santa Cruz (Kuumbwa), Bay Area jazz vocalist Pamela Rose will bring her hit multi-media jazz and blues concert "Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era" to Feinstein's at Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue in New York City, on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 8:30 pm.
Called "a swinging honors course in womankind" by San Francisco magazine, "Wild Women of Song" is a captivating showpiece celebrating the lives, times and music of the often-invisible women songwriters of the Tin Pan Alley era. Projecting carefully collected archival photos, while telling the stories of these women, Rose brings vast musical experience to an emotionally dynamic program that showcases many well-known songs from the Great American Songbook including "Wild Women (Don't Get the Blues)" (Ida Cox), "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Dorothy Fields), "Can't We Be Friends?" (Kay Swift) and "What a Diff'rence a Day Made" (Maria Grever).
Jazz vocalist Pamela Rose, backed by her four-piece band, artfully delivers a cultural retrospective, adding historical elements to the performance. Rose's band includes: Tammy Hall (piano), Ruth Davies (bass), Kristen Strom (saxophone) and Kent Bryson (drums).
Pamela Rose has been performing professionally for 30 years as a singer, songwriter and recording artist, and is known for her vibrant, warm, easy rapport with her audience and musicians. Rose began her career in Los Angeles as a singing waitress belting out Bessie Smith and Ida Cox songs. Moving to the Bay Area led to a national tour with Hammond B-3 organist Merl Saunders in 1977. After leading her own original bands and as a first call studio vocalist, Pamela satisfied a hankering to perform the great Jazz and Blues standards that she always loved. This led to four well-received recordings, national airplay, and a performance on many local and international stages including Cophenhagen Jazz Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Hot Jazz Meeting (Tonhalle, Dusseldorf). An invitation from the Jazzschool in Berkeley to join the vocal faculty in 2007 has led to a series of sold-out workshops and classes on performance. Ms. Rose will be teaching a college-level class in the Fall 2011 at the Jazzschool Institute, based on her research into the work and lives of Women Jazz and Blues songwriters.