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Pamela Rose

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.

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”Pamela Rose has a great voice, range and phrasing and on-the-mark intonation recalling Nancy Wilson” —All About Jazz

“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'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

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Pamela Rose is on the vocal faculty at the Jazz School in Berkeley (

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