What To Expect from Pamela Hart
Pamela Hart believes in crowd-pleasing by establishing a set of songs that the audience will appreciate. Her performances usually end with a standing ovation for her compelling contributions. She will grace the stage with attire styles appropriate for the event while accenting the sparkling quality of her voice.
Pamela accepts audience requests, and engages them in her performance. She demonstrates her vocal variety, renders some selections with jazzy scats, a taste of bluesy melody, Spanish lyrics, or some Cuban calypso samplings. She demonstrates a richly trilling tongue roll in some of her songs.
She gracefully dances on stage with the music, her radiant voice, and showcases her effervescence and vocal range.
When off stage at events, she mingles with the crowd with her wonderful personality and attention to detail. Hart has been active in music for 20+ years and willingly contributes to the community, such as performance in the Women in Jazz Concerts Series and Workshops, expressing her graciousness and giving ways as well as her artistic endeavors, while always being admired by her resourcefulness in the community. She has significant performance credits by notable artists in the field.
Pamela is supported by her loving husband, Kevin, who is an expert sound engineer and manager. Kevin ensures Pamela's performance bookings exceed client expectations, presented with high quality and attention to detail. His expertise in mixing live audio sound only enhances Pamela's beautiful performances beyond her wonderful and natural talent by engaging along in the songs and mixing the sound as though he is an integral part of the band.
Pamela Hart is a beautiful woman who steals the heart of any music aficionado. Be prepared to shout “encore!”
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 2017. 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); Jazz in Pink (2013); Kyle Turner (2016); Jeanette Harris (2017).
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.
Pamela Hart is a beautiful woman who steals the heart of any jazz aficionado. Be prepared to shout “encore!”
Annual Women in Jazz Concert Series in Austin, 1994-2017.
- July 2017, Women in Jazz at the One World Theatre presented 'Jeanette Harris with Pamela Hart in Chocolate Vibez in July.
- April 2017, Women in Jazz at the One World Theatre presented 'Four Women - A Tribute to Great Jazz Singer" featuring Pamela Hart, Jacqui Cross, Akina Adderley, Jacqui and Walker.
- January 2017, The Long Center Concert Club - Rollins Theatre presented 'Pamela Hart Quintet" with Pamela Hart, the legendary Dr. James Polk, saxman Mike Malone, Aaron Allen on bass, and Terrance McDaniel on Drums [not a part of Women in Jazz Concert Series].
- September 2016, Women in Jazz at the One World Theatre presented 'Kyle Turner and Friends featuring Kyle Turner, Pamela Hart, Michael Ward, and Joey 'Papa J' Sommerville.
- July 2016, Women in Jazz at the One World Theatre presented 'Carmen Loves Ella' featuring Carmen Bradford and Karen Tennison.
- March 2016, Women in Jazz at the One World Theatre presented 'Great Divas, This Will Be' as a tribute to Natalie Cole and Phyllis Hyman, Ella Fitzgerald and more.
- September 2015 Women in Jazz at the Stateside Theatre presented 'A Jazzy Ladies’ Night, featuring Saxophonist Jeanette Harris, Flautist Althea Rene and Vocalist Pamela Hart.
- April 2015 Women in Jazz at the One World Theatre gave tribute to the great performers of the New York City nightclub Café Society (“the wrong place for the Right people”) 1939-1948 as they celebrate the 100th birthday of the legendary Billie Holiday. Women in Jazz featured talented vocalists and musicians to recreate the Café Society experience, including Pamela Hart, Courtney Santana, Jacqui Cross, Pete Rodriguez, and Charmin Murphy. Accompanied by: Dr James Polk, Vince Wiley, Mike Stevens, and Kevin Scott.
- 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.