Pamela Rose | Players

Tony Stead: B-3 Hammond Organ

Tony hails from the South Bay area, graduated from Berkelee College of Music in Boston, and cut his teeth backing up The Drifters, the Supremes, Sha Na Na, Little Anthony and Rodney Franklin (Aretha's brother). After five years on the road with the Gospel Hummingbirds, and a long stint with blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker, Tony returned to the Bay Area in order to pursue his most ardent passion, playing B-3 Hammond Organ. This talented young man takes the crowds to the rafters everywhere he plays!

Jeff Ervin: Saxophone, Vocals, Songwriter

Jeff grew up in the Bay Area listening to jazz non-stop at home, as his uncle Russ Wilson, the well-known jazz critic and journalist, wielded control over the record player. Jeff studied music at San Francisco State and began to play regularly throughout the Bay Area, developing an excellent reputation as a jazz-influenced, R & B player who could also sing and write music.

During the 1970's, Jeff recorded with Bill Withers and performed with the local band "Hot Cider." In the 1980's, he became a featured player in the legendary Bay Area Motown revue, Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. It was in Zasu Pitts that Jeff and Pamela began their long and collaborative relationship.

Danny Caron: Guitar, Songwriter

Danny is probably best known as the musical director and guitarist for legendary pianist/singer Charles Brown, an association that lasted from 1987 until Mr. Brown's death in 1999. But this talented blues and jazz player also has performed and recorded with many other notable artists, such as Bonnie Raitt, Ruth Brown, Marcia Ball, Etta Jones, Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker.

Bryant Mills: Drums

Originally from Baltimore, this amazing drummer is under great demand everywhere for belonging to a short list of players who can both swing hard and lay down a solid, deep funk groove. He recorded and toured with Charlie Musselwhite, and currently is part of John Lee Hooker's line-up.

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