Feel like singing the blues? Blues is the most primal, powerful part of your soul and singing it is more fun than you can possibly imagine! Students will explore the deep, authentic singing strategies of great blues singers from Jimmy Reed to Bonnie Raitt while developing blues repertoire. No prior music experience necessary. The class is open to both the novice singer looking for a supportive, fun, instructive course, and to the more experienced vocalist looking to gain insight and control on the bandstand. Each class is taught by the Bay Area’s own jazz/blues diva Pamela Rose and accompanied by legendary blues guitarist Danny Caron.
Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:45pm
1/10 – 3/14 (10 weeks)
Pamela Rose • $450
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.