Pamela Hart

 

Pamela Hart is highly regarded as Austin, Texas’ finest jazz vocalist. Noted by Austin Women’s Magazine as “Austin’s First Lady of Jazz,” audiences rave about Pamela’s excellent pitch, clarity and soothing vocal quality. “Her warm, clear tones and meticulously controlled pitch carry an illusion of effortlessness”--Tribeza Magazine. Her sultry rendition of classic jazz standards and contemporary music wins immediate acceptance by any audience. 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 2013. 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.
 

Throughout her singing career, Pamela has repeatedly opened shows for, and shared stages with, many popular artists including Miss Nancy Wilson (2000, 2001); David ‘Fathead’ Newman (1997, 2008); Dianne Reeves (1999, 2001); Kirk Whalum (1998); Rachelle Ferrell (2005); Patrice Rushen with Teri Lyn Carrington (2007); Joyce Cooling, Pamela Williams, Althea Rene (2009); Norman Brown and Richard Elliot (2011); Bobbi Humphrey (2012)
 

In addition to regular appearances in local venues, live music broadcasts, weddings, and banquets, Pamela and her husband Kevin Hart have produced (and she performed in) the annual Women in Jazz Concert Series in Austin, 1994-2013.

- April 2013 (a repeat concert performance), Pamela Hart performed with "Jazz in Pink" featuring international stars, Karen Briggs, Gail Jhonson, Althea Rene, Darlene Moreno, Vivi Rama, & Danielle 'Pocket' Brown, at the Stateside Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX.

- In February 2013, Pamela Hart will be featured in the Women in Jazz Concert: "Sassy", A Tribute to Sarah Vaughn.

- April 2012, Pamela Hart performed in "Ladies of Jazz in Pink" concert featuring international stars, Karen Briggs, Gail Jhonson, Althea Rene, Darlene Moreno, Robin Bramlett, & Danielle 'Pocket' Brown, at the Stateside Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX.

- July 23, 2011, Pamela Hart performed in "Summer Jam featuring international stars, Norman Brown and Richard Elliot", at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX, along with saxophonist Charmine Greene featuring the Fredrick Sanders Band.

- August 15, 2010, Pamela Hart performed in "It's Ella: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald" at the One World Theatre in Austin, TX, along with Karan Chavis, Willie Nicholson, Shenice McKissick and the William Menefield Band featuring Mike Malone.

- June 13, 2010, Pamela Hart performed in "Lady Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday" at the One World Theatre in Austin, TX, with the James Polk Sextet.

- June 2009, Pamela Hart performed in the "Sax, Strings, & Scats Concert", which also featured Joyce Cooling, Pamela Williams, and Althea Rene.

- June 2008, Pamela was featured in A Tribute to Damita Jo DeBlanc, a crowd-pleasing performance.

- May 2004, Pamela performed in another solo concert The Great American Songbook.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.
 

Pamela became a usual IAJE attendee and performer with the African American Jazz Caucus Band in New York City, Long Beach, CA, and Toronto, Canada. Earlier in her career, Pamela completed European jazz festival tours including the Montreaux, Vienne, and Juan des Pins Jazz festivals, with the Texas State University Jazz Band, directed by the legendary Dr. James Polk.
 

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 soon.
 

Pamela Hart is a beautiful woman who steals the heart of any jazz aficionado. Be prepared to shout “encore!”
 

You can learn more about Pamela by visiting her web sites at:

http://www.pamelahart.com

http://www.sonicbids.com/pamelahart

http://www.myspace.com/pamelahart

Pamela Hart Videos on YouTube.com

     http://YouTube.com/hartbeat07

 

Instrumentation

Pamela Hart - Lead Vocals

James Polk - Piano

Aaron Allen - Bass

Kevin Scott - Drums

Mike Malone - Sax

Jake Langley - Guitar

Discography

"May I Come In?" HartBeat - 1998 - (full CD)

"Pamela Hart In-Context" - PBS TV 2009 DVD

"Pamela Hart Live on Smooth" - ME TV 2008 DVD

"Pamela Hart Live - Great American Songbook 2004 HartBeat/AMN

"Merry Christmas" - 4-song Demo - HartBeat 2005

"The Sweetest Sound" 4-Song Demo- HartBeat 2004

"Women in Jazz" - Compilation CD - Jazziz 2000

"I'll Be Home For Kwanzaa - Compilation CD (Bagel Label) 1997

"Songs from the Hart" - 4-song Demo - (Hartbeat) 1993


READ a few of Pamela's Press Reviews and Interviews at:  pamelahart.com/press.htm

 

Discography: "May I Come In". It's HOT! --

-- Samples

 

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    autographed copy of the CD!

 

-- Video: See Videos Clips/Samples


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