Discover Jazz: Blues Women Songwriters
Blues Women Songwriters: Finding Your Own Voice
The blues is considered the grandmother of jazz, and some of the most ardent and long-lasting songs were written by women of the 1920’s and 30’s, including Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, Bessie Smith, Lil Hardin Armstrong and Billie Holiday, to name but a few. For this program, blues/jazz singer and storyteller extraordinaire Pamela Rose will weave a tapestry of songs and images highlighting the powerful voices of these female icons. In the later half of this program, participants will learn to sing a blues and engage in some exciting call-and-response interaction and improvisation. Discover your inner diva and find out why the blues remains as one of America’s most vital art forms.