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Pamela Rose ‘Blues is a Woman’
October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$28.00
This new theatrical concert by San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist Pamela Rose celebrates the powerful contribution women in early Blues made to American culture. Storytelling is woven around the music, augmenting songs written and popularized by early Blues Women such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, and Sophie Tucker.
Blues is a Woman debuted in San Francisco in 2017, with a month long, sold out run and fantastic reviews. This family-friendly show will appeal to all ages, as well as blues devotees, and has been described as musically revealing, educationally illuminating, and emotionally exhilarating.
Rose’s ensemble of outstanding Bay Area women blues musicians features saxophonist Kristen Strom, pianist Jennifer Jolly, guitarist Pat Wilder, bassist Ruth Davies and drummer Daria Johnson
Pamela Rose has thrilled local and international audiences for decades with her swinging, soulful style. Rose has performed at jazz and blues clubs and festivals throughout the US, Germany, and Denmark, and has six recordings to her name, including the NPR-featured You Could Have It All.
“Rose is an ebullient, charismatic performer sharing the stage with powerful blues players…giving audiences what they want, and proving that a woman’s place is among the blues greats!” – Andy Gilbert, SF Chronicle
“With a crackerjack, all-women band, Blues is a Woman makes the case that women powered the blues, from Alberta Hunter to Janis Joplin” Cy Musiker, KQED