Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret

Pamela Rose's Wild Women of Song

When: Wed., March 16, 8 p.m. 2011

Wild Women of Song is amulti-media jazz concertcreated by Pamela Rose. It celebrates some of the unsung Jewish and African American women who were founding mothers of the jazz and blues genres, including Mary Lou Williams, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Doris Fisher and Bernice Petkere. Rose sings their songs and tells their stories using archival photos to illustrate their lives and times. With an all-star band that includes pianist Tammy Hall, bassist Ruth Davies, and sax player Kristen Strom, Rose romps through a songbook full of classics, from the familiar to the obscure, bringing them all to life with her charismatic presence and powerful vocals. At The Contemporary Jewish Museum (736 Mission, San Francisco) Sunday, March 13 2 p.m. $20TheCJM.org; and Wednesday, March 16, at Yoshi's (1330 Fillmore, San Francisco) 8 p.m. $18Yoshis.com/SanFrancisco

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Price: $18

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