Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era
CD release date: October 2009
Show debut: November 2009
Book release date: November 2011
Click to download the Wild Women of Song One Sheet, 2011
"Rose's multi-media show is equal parts concert and history lesson. Rose and her talented band routinely draw rave reviews from fans and critics...notably, her set at this year's Monterey Jazz Festival had people buzzing!"
San Jose Mercury News, Jim Harrington
"Pamela Rose is that rarest of advocates. The long-established Bay Area Jazz singer has championed a special group of forgotten women whose artisty has enriched American popular music between 1920 and 1950. (Her show) really caught fire with multimedia concerts last year at the Monterey Jazz Festival and Herbst Theatre in San Francisco"...
Downbeat, Frank John Hadley
"Rose...brings a joyous female-centric perspective to jazz history, honoring American women songwriters from diverse cultures Ð Jewish, Latina, African American. She's archived over 500 images and performed in California, New York and London..."
JazzTimes, Jeff Tamarkin
"Smokin', swinging and scatting....Pamela Rose and her knock-out band.. captured the audience (at Feinstein's) for one soulful show..."
Elizabeth Ahlfors, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
"I have never seen a better tribute to the legendary women songwriters of the American songbook than Pamela Rose's recent show, "Wild Women of Song," at Feinstein's. They are all here -- from Dorothy Fields to Kay Swift to Albert Hunter to Lil Hardin Armstrong. Using period slides and her own electrifying voice and stage magnetism, Pamela Rose brings the house down time and time again. Bring on Pamela Rose back to Feinstein's and, I hope -- even to Broadway in the brilliant "Wild Women of Song!"
Ward Morehouse III, Editor, Broadwayafterdark.com and Broadwayafterdark.net
"Pamela Rose's Wild Women of Song was one of the best shows that I have seen in a long time. Pamela did her homework and research, and the show never felt like lecture but a loving tribute to these amazing ladies of the Classic Jazz era. I was told that Pamela Rose will return...and when that happens, do not miss this remarkable show!"
Linda Amiel Burns, theaterlife.com
"a real gift...playful, sure and sassy."
"The sound of "BRA-VEUH," is to be heard every night at the (London) opera, but is still very unfamiliar at jazz gigs. Pamela Rose, who brought her high-octane show "Wild Women of Song" from San Francisco to the Bull's Head last night took the "bravo" she received gracefully...(her) remarkable voice, and the four women who make up her band... made for a very lively night, which finished with the whole happy Barnes audience on its feet!"
"Wild Women of Song," shines a light on the words and music of female composers. Rose not only sings their songs in her throaty, inviting voice, but plays a slideshow with historic photos of the composers and tells the audience about their lives. The result is a show that is pure entertainment and a delightful romp through the history of the Jazz Age."
Frances Dinkelspiel, San Francisco Chronicle
"Rose was nothing short of electrifying...the show was beautifully structured. A refreshing, different kind of jazz gig, with just the right balance of song-craft, improvisation, visuals and storytelling! ...a delightful and feelgood spirit...
Pianist Tammy Hall injected an uproarious, joyous blues feeling into the proceedings while Ruth Davies found a deliciously round tone on acoustic bass. Drummer Allison Miller was quite simply a revelation propelling the music along...
London, Jazz FM.org
"Adventurous production with music, narrative and visuals...Pick of the Week"
Don Heckman, The International Review of Music
"Rose infuses her live and recorded performances with non-stop energy and...heartfelt, female-centric jazz anthropology!"
Harvey Siders, Jazz Times magazine
"Pamela Rose takes jazz to historic heights with her show Wild Women of Song. And I mean that literally. Like some sort of younger and way more glam Doris Kearns Goodwin, she introduces nearly every one of her chosen female-written tunes with fact-filled vignettes about the composers, bringing her heroines to poignant, funny life with her stories of travail and triumph. (We knew Ms. Rose could sing, but she also tells a mean tale.) Then the prefaced melody begins, the band starts to swing, and you feel the tides of time sweeping along. It goes beyond a jazz show. It's a swinging honors course in womankind."
Bruce Kelley, Editor, San Francisco Magazine
"Rose's articulate, sublimely shaded alto...grabs the heart and makes it roar with life!"
Jean Bartlett, Pacifica Tribune
"You never know where that tinkering is going to come from that separates good from great, but when it comes, it's unmistakable. Bay area jazz vocal mainstay immersed herself in the works of jazz era women composers and something has really clicked . Rose... really plants the flag, and it just takes off from there. The band is on point and performance is spot on ... a stone cold killer that jazz vocal fans shouldn't miss. Simple as that".
"By the third song I was hooked. Your performance of songs written by women such as "I Don't Know About You" by Peggy Lee, "A Fine Romance" by Dorothy Fields, and "Down Hearted Blues" by Alberta Hunter thrilled me. I recommend my readers purchase two copies; .If they wear out the first one, they will have a back up copy'.
I Dig Jazz: Charles Latimer's Jazz Journal
"Her performance is a tribute to women songwriters in jazz. I love it. I LOVE it!
...Pamela, you lift our souls when you sing this music, and you have taught us something about the music that fundamentally influenced who we are. This is an absolutely marvelous new CD."
KGO-ABC Radio with John Rothman
"Pamela (Rose) is a historian who weaves beautiful music, great arrangements, and swings hard. This is a wonderful CD!"
Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs, KKUP Radio "Jazzline"
"She brings to light many of the songs of the 20's, 30's and 40's written by women. ("Wild Women of Song") ...a great CD, and great session...filled with life and fun."
KCSM, Melanie Berzon
Cabaret Scenes, Pamela Rose, Wild Women of Song
Feinstein's at Loews Regency, New York, NY
January 7, 2011, Elizabeth Ahlfors,
Recognition for women composers blooms on Pamela Rose's latest album
February 2010, Oakland Examiner Review
The Grammy Museum to Host a Night of Jazz History with Pamela Rose and the "Wild Women of Song"
July 2010, All About Jazz
Concert pays tribute to 'Wild Women' of jazz
November 2010, Shirley Lau - Oakland North
Wild Women of Jazz an Entertaining, Educational Journey Through Music History
October 2010, San Ramon Patch
The 'Queens' Suite' - Pamela Rose delivers 'Wild Women Of Song'
March 4, 2010, Jean Hartnett, Mercury News
For a Valentine's Day treat, learn about the Wild Women of Song
February 12, 2010, sfgate.com
Recognition for women composers blooms on Pamela Rose's latest albm
February 8, 2010, examiner.com