Rose and her band will be featured at the regular Sunday jazz series hosted at J.B.'s Lounge in Sacramento on Sun. 5/2; and at a Grammy Museum concert in Los Angeles on Tues. 7/13. The band heads to London later in May for two appearances--a fund-raiser for Seeds of Peace on Sat. 5/22, followed by a show at the Bulls Head Pub on Wed. 5/26.
Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era, released last fall on Rose's own Three Handed Records, features the music of women songwriters--particularly those of the Tin Pan Alley and classic blues eras--whose contributions Rose was determined to celebrate. Jazz Times magazine's Harvey Siders described the disc as heartfelt, female-centric jazz anthropology."
Indeed, Wild Women of Song has not only been a challenging musical endeavor for Rose, but an ongoing cultural history project. She's created a web site (http://www.wildwomenofsong.com) filled with fascinating details about the women represented on the disc (Kay Swift, Bernice Petkere, and Peggy Lee among them). And the show she's developed is a multimedia event that tells the story of these women through music, visuals, and narrative, adding new elements to Rose's always-electrifying performances.
Pamela Rose will be performing at the upcoming California shows with Kris Strom, tenor saxophone; Tammy Hall, piano; Jeff Massanari, guitar; Ruth Davies, bass; and Kent Bryson, drums. The same musicians, minus Massanari, will accompany Rose to London, with Allison Miller taking over the drum chair. An all-gal hot jazz band!" quips Rose.
I love singing these songs and doing this show," says Rose, but even more, am thrilled to see people of all ages discovering something new about jazz, blues, and women!"