The fierce, audacious voice of women in the blues is a fascinating and often overlooked piece of cultural history. Instructor Pamela Rose (author of the show ‘Blues is a Woman’) will take the students on a journey from before Ma Rainey through Susan Tedeschi during this 10-week course. Each student will master one or two songs while expanding their vocal chops and band leading skills. Classes are accompanied by Danny Caron on guitar. Prerequisites: Must have taken Blues Funshop 1 at least once, and get permission from the instructor.
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 pm
1/9 – 3/13 (10 weeks)
Pamela Rose • $460
Online registration is not available for this course. A placement consultation is required, please contact Laurie Antonioli for more details at email@example.com or 510-845-5373 x21.
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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