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Blues Vocal Lab Funshop II – Chicago Blues

Pamela Rose

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Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Reed, Howlin’ Wolf, Koko Taylor – Chicago after 1940 was the nexus of urban electrified blues, with a driving rhythm and urgency that still delights and inspires. This 10-week course focuses on the singing styles of Chicago blues artists from 1940 to 1970. Guitarist Danny Caron accompanies all classes, with bass and drums joining for the final three class sessions and performance. Students will develop songs with the band for an end-of-term performance. Prerequisites: students must have taken Blues Vocal Funshop or receive permission from the instructor.

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 pm
1/10 – 3/14 (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 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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