Join Clazzical Notes (clazzicalnotes.com) for “Celebrating Women in Music”
Gender, Genres, and Generations
A celebration of three generations of female vocalists from four different genres.
Date: September 29, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Pasadena City College, Westerbeck Hall, 570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106 Guest Host: Gail Deadrick, Music Director
Gail Deadrick, a native of Los Angeles, CA, became the Music Director for Natalie Cole in June 2000. Gail won a Grammy for Ms. Cole’s Still Unforgettable as Co-Producer.
Rita Edmond, Jazz Vocalist
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Rita Edmond remembers growing up around music influenced by sounds of such legendary singers a Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson. With a beautiful voice and a four-octave range, Rita is a natural singer, one who can express the deepest emotions through music. She has performed throughout the United States and internationally.
Stephanie Amaro: Latin Pop & Latin Jazz Vocalist
Grammy-nominated recording artist Stephanie Amaro displays a rare musical versatility through the instruments she plays and vocal styles she so brilliantly performs. Ranging from the sounds of Lady Gaga to Natalia LaFourcade, Stephanie brings a graceful stage presence reminiscent of . Mexican Cine de Oro. She has received honors from the Pasadena Arts Society, the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, and the Angel Award. Stephanie performed for President Barack Obama and music producer David Foster.
Madeleine and Melina Adragna, Classical Vocalists
Madeleine and Melina Adragna have shared a passion for music and singing all their young lives. The twin sisters are equally talented, classically trained with exquisite voices. They started pursuing their passion while studying voice with Don Brinegar and Suzan Hanson at Pasadena City College. These phenomenally talented twins will surely make their mark in Opera and the concert stage in just a few years.