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.

Vocalist Pamela Rose holding a microphone

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.

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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

Portrait Lil Hardin Armstrong

12:20 Lil Hardin Armstrong:  touched by early jazz + playing with King Oliver & his Creole Jazz Band

King Oliver and his Creole Band

13:13 How Lil Hardin Armstrong’s effecct on Louis Armstrong’s career

More on all Pamela’s work here!

~ ~ ~ Part 2 of this interview with Pamela Rose, including more on her show Blues is a Woman is now available:

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Blues is a Woman all woman ensemble on stage

The Blues is a Woman all-female ensemble on stage.

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