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BACK IN NEW YORK CITY AGAIN!
PAMELA ROSE TO BRING HER HIT CONCERT BACK ONE MORE TIME!
"WILD WOMEN OF SONG: GREAT GAL
COMPOSERS OF THE JAZZ ERA"
MULTI MEDIA JAZZ AND BLUES CONCERT
The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:30 p.m.
Fresh from sold-out performances at
both the famed Monterey Jazz Festival and the Stanford Jazz
Festival, and performances in London, Los Angeles (The
Grammy Museum), San Francisco & Oakland (Yoshi's) and Santa
Cruz (Kuumbwa), Bay Area jazz vocalist Pamela Rose will
bring her hit multi-media jazz and blues concert "Wild Women
of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era" to the
Metropolitan Room on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:30 p.m.
Called "a swinging honors course in womankind" by San
Francisco magazine, "Wild Women of Song" is a captivating
showpiece celebrating the lives, times and music of the
often-invisible women songwriters of the Tin Pan Alley era.
Projecting carefully collected
archival photos, while telling the stories of these women,
Rose brings vast musical experience to an emotionally
dynamic program that showcases many well-known songs from
the Great American Songbook including, "Wild Women (Don't
Get the Blues)" (Ida Cox), "I'm in the Mood for Love"
(Dorothy Fields), "Can't We Be Friends?" (Kay Swift) and
"What a Diff'rence a Day Made" (Maria Grever). Jazz vocalist
Rose — backed by her three-piece West Coast combo — artfully
delivers a cultural retrospective, adding historical
elements to the performance. Rose's band includes: Tammy
Hall (piano), Ruth Davies (bass), and Kristen Strom
"A real gift...playful, sure and sassy!" —Downbeat Magazine
"Rose was electrifying...just the right balance of songcraft,
visuals and storytelling!" — London, UK JazzFM
"Pamela Rose and her talented band routinely draw rave
reviews from fans and critics...notably, her set at Monterey
Jazz Festival had people buzzing!" —San Jose Mercury News
"Pamela Rose takes jazz to historic
heights" — San Francisco Magazine
Originally from Southern California, Rose began her music
career at a young age. Captivated by classic blues singers
like Bessie Smith and Ida Cox, Rose put herself through U.C.
Berkeley by belting out the blues as a singing waitress.
After graduation, Rose toured with Hammond B-3 organist Merl
Saunders followed by a run with rock guitarist Chris Cobb.
Working with pianist Nate Ginsberg, Rose turned her
songwriting efforts toward a Swing-era sound and quickly
gained recognition with her debut album "On the Jazzy Side
of Blue," which was nominated for two BAMMIE Awards. Her
follow-up album, "Every Time I'm With You," gained lavish
critical praise and led to several European tours.Her third
album "You Could Have it All," released in 2001, attracted
national attention and was profiled on NPR's "All Things
Considered." In 2006, Rose released "Just for a Thrill," an
album that balanced simmering romance with bluesy sass.
Rose's current project "Wild Women of Song" has received
accolades from critics worldwide.
Pamela's new book and CD "Wild Women
of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era" is available
through Amazon and CDBaby.com and also at
Music charge is $20 and there is a two drink minimum. A new
menu will also be presented. Order tickets online at
www.metropolitanroom.com . For information, call
The tour continues here in the East with a few private
parties and then Hofstra University on Saturday, March 24, 8
p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at
www.hofstra.edu/culture . For more information call the
Hofstra John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office at
For press reservations at the Metropolitan Room, please call
Beck Lee, house publicist, at 718.403.0939 or online
For additional information or to schedule an interview,
please contact Donald Schaffer, 212.366.4603.
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