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Blues Vocal Lab Funshop II – Music of Etta James

Pamela Rose

pamela rose



Celebrate and study one of the most authentic singers of all time! Each student will master at least one Etta James song, with a focus on her superb blues and r&b songs while delving into Etta’s soulful, heart-wrenching vocal approach. (Some charts will be provided, but students will also transpose or bring in additional charts as needed.) Masterful blues guitarist Danny Caron accompanies the class and is joined by a full rhythm section as the term proceeds. Prerequisites: Blues Vocal Funshop I and permission from the instructor.

Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
1/11 – 3/15 (10 weeks)
Pamela Rose • $455


Online registration is not available for this course. A placement consultation is required, please contact Laurie Antonioli for more details at laurie@cjc.edu or 510-845-5373 x21.

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Pamela Rose (voice)

B.A., UC Berkeley. Jazz and blues vocalist, songwriter, recording artist. Recent performances include Monterey Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ, Grammy Foundation, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Cal Performances. Featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Her latest project “Wild Women of Song” (highlighting the work of women jazz and blues songwriters) has Rose touring, speaking and performing at universities and performing arts centers nation-wide, and resulted in the publication of a book on the topic.










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