Pamela Rose's Wild Women of Song: Great Ladies of Jazz
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The last date listed for Pamela Rose's Wild Women of Song was Saturday May 12, 2012 / 4:00pm.
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“It’s more than a jazz concert. It’s a swinging honors course in womankind!” —San Francisco Magazine
“Pamela Rose has a great voice, range and phrasing and on-the-mark intonation recalling Nancy Wilson.” —All about Jazz
With this delightful multi-media performance celebrating the history of female songwriters from the Tin Pan Alley era, Wild Women of Song, veteran San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist Pamela Rose makes a compelling case for the enduring contributions of women to America’s treasure trove of popular music. Boasting a big, bold voice and blues-infused sensibility, Rose brings a vast array of musical experience to songs by more than a dozen gifted but lesser-known tunesmiths. “Dorothy Fields should be as familiar as Ira Gershwin or Johnny Mercer,” says Rose, a Los Angeles native who first gained notice on the Bay Area scene in the late 1970s through her work with organist Merl Saunders and later with the Motown revue ZaSu Pitts Memorial Orchestra.
Immersing herself in jazz over the past two decades, she’s the rare singer who can belt sassy golden age blues by Alberta Hunter and Ida Cox as easily as crooning a torchy Peggy Lee lament. Completing the package, Rose also possesses enviable songwriting skills, and she throws her own well-crafted originals into the mix.