Pamela Rose and Wayne De La Cruz
With flaming red hair to match her fiery style, San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist Pamela Rose channels her life-long affair with the Hammond B-3 organ with the release of a brand new CD Hammond Organ Party! Co-produced with B-3 master Wayne De La Cruz, the duo have created a rare encounter between a soul-drenched singer and a prodigious B-3 practitioner. Known for her celebration of female songwriters Wild Women of Song, Rose shows yet another facet of her musical identity with this delightful new CD and concert. Boasting a big, bold voice and blues-infused sensibility, Rose is a Los Angeles native who first gained notice on the Bay Area scene in the late 1970s through her work with organist Merl Saunders and the Motown revue ZaSu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. Immersing herself in jazz over the past two decades, she’s the rare singer who can belt sassy golden age blues by Alberta Hunter and Ida Cox as easily as crooning a torchy Peggy Lee lament. For this special event in the Joe Henderson Lab, Rose celebrates her new CD release with a groove-heavy night of sweet soul.