Born in Los Angeles, California, Pamela moved to Austin, Texas in 1982. In addition to regular appearances at Austin clubs, restaurants, live music broadcasts, weddings, banquets/parties and festivals, Pamela and her husband Kevin Hart have produced (and she has performed in) the semi-annual Women in Jazz Concert Series—the greatest events for female jazz musicians in Texas—1994 through 2010. The series also includes a Vocal Performance Workshop where Pamela and other professional vocalists and musicians share performance techniques, communicating with musicians and many other aspects of jazz singing. Pamela was recently featured in August 2008 with the James Polk Orchestra in Swing with the Divas: Women in Jazz Concert and Dance.
In June 2008, Pamela Hart was featured in A Tribute to Damita Jo DeBlanc, a crowd-pleasing performance. In May 2003 the Women in Jazz concert consisted of a solo performance by Pamela Hart of Blue Gardenia: A Tribute to Billie Holiday. In addition to singing an outstanding tribute to Billie Holiday, Pamela had them on their feet again in Encore Performances in September 2003. In May 2004, Pamela performed in another solo concert The Great American Songbook.
She has been the opening act for Kirk Whalum, The David Murray Trio, David “Fathead” Newman, Dianne Reeves, Rachelle Ferrell and Miss Nancy Wilson. Winner of several Austin Jazz Players and Critic’s Poll for Best Female Jazz Singer, Pamela’s appreciation for the great masters of jazz is apparent in her intonation, grace and style. She attributes much of her learning to Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson. In July 2001, Pamela completed a European jazz festival tour, including the Montreaux, Vienne, and Juan des Pins Jazz festivals, with the Texas State University Jazz Band, directed by the legendary Dr.
James Polk. In January 2008, she made waves with the IAJE African American Jazz Caucus Band in Toronto, Canada. In November 2008, Pamela opened the Jazz at St James’ Concert Series for David ‘Fathead’ Newman, and had the audience raving after her performance, including a standing ovation after she sang “Angelitos Negros” in Spanish. With her performances, the Women in Jazz Concerts and Vocal Performance Workshops, Pamela is making a difference in the jazz scene in Austin.
Her debut CD May I Come In? released under the HartBeat Productions label was reviewed in the June 1999 JAZZIZ Magazine. In addition, Ever Blue, a track from the CD is included on the JAZZIZ June 1999 CD and What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life on the July 2000 CD. She is currently recording her next CD project to be released in 2011, which will include such classics as For Heaven’s Sake, The Sweetest Sounds, Mr. Ugly and Say It Isn’t So, which is arranged by the legendary composer, producer and musical director Mr.
Gil Askey. You can learn more about Pamela by visiting her web site at www.PamelaHart.com. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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