Born: June 28, 1956 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
amela Rose is a San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist who has thrilled audiences locally and internationally with her swinging, soulful style. Rose is that rare breed of entertainer who connects solidly with her audience by always delivering a personal and unforgettable musical experience. Her rich, warm voice and easy rapport with excellent musicians moves jazz and blues audiences of all ages.
Originally from Southern California, Rose attended UC Berkeley and quickly met up with Hammond B-3 organist Merl Saunders, who took her on tour in 1977. This experience helped to define the strong passions that keep music fresh for Pamela today: writing and developing songs which are personal to her, a strong love for improvisation and spontaneity that comes with performing live, and a crazy adoration for the soulful sounds of Hammond B-3 organ....
Rose infuses her live and recorded performances with non-stop energy, and...heartfelt, female-centric Jazz Anthropology Harvey Siders Jazz Times Magazine
It goes beyond a jazz show...it's a swinging honors course in womankind! Bruce Kelley, editor, San Francisco Magazine
I recommend my readers purchase two copies. If they wear out the first one, they'll have a back up I Dig Jazz, Charles Latimer's Jazz Journal
Bay Area Jazz mainstay Rose really plants the flag. The recording, band and performance are spot on. A STONE COLD KILLER THAT JAZZ FANS SHOULD NOT MISS. Simple as that midwestrecord.com
Pamela Rose turns jazz into her own brand of soul music...and she swings! Ben Fong Torres, San Francisco Chronicle
Her performance is a tribute to women songwriters in jazz. I love it. I LOVE IT! Pamela, you lift our souls when you sing, and you have taught us something about the music that fundamentally influenced who we are. This is an absolutely marvelous new CD. John Rothman, KGO (ABC) Radio
Wild Women of Song...a great CD, and a great session, filled with life and fun. Melanie Berzon, KCSM Radio
Pamela Rose Just For a Thrill Three Handed Records, 2006
Pamela Rose You Could Have it All Three Handed Records, 2001 Pamela Rose Every Time I'm With You Three Handed Records,1996 Pamela Rose ON the Jazzy Side of Blue Three Handed Records, 1992
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San Francisco, CA
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Pamela Rose is on the vocal faculty at the Jazz School in Berkeley (www.jazzschool.org)