Pamela Rose is a San Francisco based jazz and blues vocalist who has thrilled audiences locally and internationally with her swinging, soulful style. She is that rare breed of artist who consistently connects with her audience by delivering a personal and unforgettable musical experience.
"An ebullient, charismatic performer who effortlessly holds the spotlight", Andy Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle
"Outstanding vocals...Rose sings in the deftly cadenced voice of a natural storyteller, ratcheting up or coyly coddling various emotions with grace and a true understanding of lyrics." Frank John-Hadley, DownBeat
But lately audiences applaud Rose for her Wild Women of Song project, which celebrates key women in jazz and blues.
Pamela Rose and the Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era show has toured since 2011 at Performing Arts Centers and Music Festivals. The show is also presented as master classes to colleges and high schools. Rose’s work has been hailed by critics, educators and audiences to be a new and unique hybrid of education and entertainment, blending concert and history in an engaging, fresh format.
Pamela Rose has been researching, writing and development a new work BLUES IS A WOMAN: Wild Women of Song, which will debut in the Bay Area in 2017.
"With Blues Is a Woman, Pamela Rose has created a musically compelling, wonderfully entertaining, educationally informative and at times daring work that imaginatively crosses the lines between concert and theater!"
Lee Hildebrand, Berkeleyside
Her seven recordings (2017 - Blues is a Woman - Original Cast Album, 2013 - Hammond Organ Party!, 2011- Wild Women of Song (book & CD), 2009 - Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era, 2006 - Just For a Thrill, 2011 - You Could Have it All, 1996 - Every Time I'm With You, 1993 - On the Jazzy Side of Blue) keep Rose in heavy demand on stages everywhere.
Pamela Rose is on the faculty of the California Jazz Conservatory (previously known as The Jazz School) in Berkeley. Her vocal classes and workshops on singing the blues are always filled to capacity.