Pamela Rose, a San Francisco-based singer who mixes music with blues and jazz history, will make her St. Louis debut with two benefit performances later this month.
In her first appearance, Rose (pictured) will present her show "Wild Women of Song" at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 21 at the Ferring Jazz Bistro (the official post-renovation name of the space housing the Jazz at the Bistro series).
Described as “an exuberant celebration of the fascinating women who helped create the American Songbook,” the show incorporates songs, projected images, and narration as Rose and her quartet tell the stories of Memphis Minnie, Alberta Hunter, Mary Lou Williams, Ann Ronnel, Dorothy Fields, Peggy Lee, and other female jazz and blues composers.
Tickets are $40 per person, and can be purchased online or by phone at 314-571-6000. Admission includes a post-performance reception at which Rose will sign her CDs and copies of Wild Women of Song, the book she wrote as companion to the show.
The next evening, Rose will narrow her focus a bit, paying tribute to a single performer with "The Music and Life of Etta James," a free, public concert to be presented at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 22 at the Emerson Performance Center on the campus of Harris Stowe State University.
Proceeds from both events will benefit the Don and Heide Wolff Jazz Institute at Harris-Stowe State University and The Laura X – Laura Rand Orthwein, Jr. Institute for the Legacy and Learning of Social Justice Movements.
(You can see a promo video for "Wild Women of Song" in the embedded video window below.)
Updated 6/16/15 to correct the phone number for ticket purchases.