OLLI Plus at SF State: "Jewish Women of Early Tin Pan Alley"

Monday, April 10, 2023
Event Time 01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. PT
Cost [Please see notes below About OLLI Plus]
Location The Rosa Parks Room, Cesar Chavez Student Center
Contact Email kathybruin@sfsu.edu


Is it a coincidence that of the many popular songs written in the Golden Age of Music (1920 - 1940) were written by Jews?  And quite a few of them were women as well. We'll explore some of the cultural changes and influences — traveling Yiddish theatre, early vaudeville, and the theory of the 'outsider', all of which contributed to a path that gave us the American Songbook.

About Our Speaker

Pamela Rose is a San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist who has thrilled audiences locally and internationally with her swinging, soulful style. With 7 recordings under her name, Rose also has toured nationally with her shows celebrating remarkable women in blues and jazz. Rose is on the faculty of the California Jazz Conservatory. 

About OLLI Plus at San Francisco State University

OLLI Plus is a premiere Interest Group at OLLI SF State; a membership in OLLI SF State is required to join. OLLI Plus offers on-campus lectures twice a month from September through July, each meeting is followed by social time with coffee and cookies. The cost is $35 for the series of approximately 20 hourlong talks. A half year (March - July) costs $20 for 10 talks. Read more about OLLI Plus. Learn about membership at OLLI SF State.

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