The Queen of Tulsa Jazz Pam Crosby, singing at Ciao’, is a regular and still anxiously awaited sight for jazz lovers in this town.
That soulful, sultry voice resonates deep down in “your” soul when listening to this marvelous vocalist, she sings for the love of it and it comes across with every note.
Doing something over and over for an extended period of time can sometimes cause complacency, the repetitive action can cause it to become mundane and stale, this is not the case for Pam and singing.
A true performer, Pam brings energy and excitement to the stage with every appearance and the crowds expectation of a wonderful performance is always surpassed.
When you see her name on the Tulsa Jazz calendar then you had better clear yours and be there…you’ll never be disappointed.
The following is an excerpt from her inductee page on the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame website:
A native Oklahoman, Pam began her career singing jazz in New York City, where she sang in a band that included pianist Duke Jordan and bassist Keeter Betts. Pam also sang with the New York City based ‘Sammy Kaye Orchestra’ as the featured ‘girl singer’. She has been a featured performer in numerous Oklahoma jazz festivals. She has performed in benefits such as Divas for H.O.P.E., Follies Review, concerts at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and ‘Summerstage Festival’ at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. She also toured the southwest United States with extended engagements in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas, and Nebraska.