San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist, Pamela Rose has thrilled local and international audiences for decades with her swinging, soulful style. Rose has performed at clubs and jazz and blues festivals throughout the United States, Germany, and Denmark. She has six recordings to her name.
In recent years, Rose has toured nationally with her critically acclaimed show Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era and her more recent Blues is a Woman, a collaborative show among five exceptional blues musicians that tells the remarkable story of women and the blues.
Introduction: How Pamela got into singing and songwriting
3:20 Inspiration: Women in blues – a story of personal freedom
4:03 Early start: singing with ZaSu Pitts Memorial Orchestra
4:43 Taco Bell girl and California Raisin Advisory Board ads + singing jingles
8:00 How Wild Women of Song came into being
8:54 Singing jazz standards and the names of women composers
10:06 Deep dive on Lil Hardin Armstrong’s forbidden career: hot jazz & blues
12:20 Lil Hardin Armstrong: touched by early jazz + playing with King Oliver & his Creole Jazz Band
13:13 How Lil Hardin Armstrong’s effecct on Louis Armstrong’s career
More on all Pamela’s work here!
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