Pamela comes by her love of music and the arts naturally. She has a mother and father who are accomplished artists and five brothers and sisters, all of whom are or were musicians at one time in their lives. She has been singing and dancing for as long as she can remember.
Pamela was raised in California where she became active in the music scene, as well as having played leading roles in dozens of stage plays and appeared in scores of motion pictures and television episodes.
Her stage credits include leading roles in The Fantastics (Louisa, lead), Bye Bye Birdie (Kim, lead ), My Fair Lady (Liza, lead), Beauty and the Beast (Beauty, lead), Taming of the Shrew (Kate) and countless others.
Pamela co-hosted a weekly cable talk show, Rex’s Party Crashers and was featured in such television programs as Murder She Wrote, Bay Watch, and Malcolm and Eddie .
She took vocal training from the late, great Judy Davis (Barbra Striesand’s vocal coach), took dance instruction from the noted choreographers Arthur Conrad and Rhoda Klitsner, and acting training with the Film Actors Academy, where she won the Best Actress Award.
Pamela’s first and enduring love has been for singing jazz and blues. Her professional bookings included engagements in Las Vegas, Tahoe and Reno at such venues as The Paris Las Vegas, The Rio , New York, New York , and The MGM.
For five years, Pamela’s band was the “house band” at the Ritz Carlton , Marina Del Ray and also performed frequently at Disneyland, the Beverly Hilton , (L.A.), the Hotel Del Coronado (San Diego), and the Mark Hopkins (San Francisco).
Pamela has toured extensively in Japan headlining at jazz clubs and concert venues with some of Japan’s famous jazz orchestras and top jazz musicians.
In Nashville, she performed at Mere Bulles, Atlantis, Cafe 123, Sambuca, ( as well as Sambuca/Atlanta, Georgia ) and Drink ( the lounge at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, where Pamela and her band appeared every Fri and Sat night for a nine month engagement ). In addition, Pamela and her band played Boscos Sunday Jazz Brunch every weekend .
Pamela’s music is receiving active airplay on Nashville jazz radio, including WFSK, where DJ Sam Ervin has been quoted as saying, “Pamela DeMarche is arguably the finest jazz singer in Nashville.”
Pamela DeMarche then lived in Eagle, Idaho from 2010- 2022 and joined the jazz and blues scene in and around the Boise area. In Idaho, Pamela has had the honor of performing with The Meridian Symphony and the areas hottest 18 piece jazz band “The Kings of Swing”. Pamela has been the featured vocalist with The Kings of Swing at The Sun Valley Jazz Festival, and performed with her jazz quartet at McCall’s Summer Fest at their Jazz Music Festival. Pamela also headlined with her own band for Jazz in the Park in Sun Valley for two years. In addition, Pamela and her jazz bands have performed regularly at Vintage 61, St. Chappelle Winery, Sawtooth Winery, Bacquet’s French Restaurant, Le Coq Rouge, Woodriver Cellars Winery, R&R Public House, Bodovino, The Flatbread Pizzerias, The Blue Moose, Wild West, Rice Asian Restaurant, Taste Asian Bistro, The Marrioot Downtown Boise, The Sandbar and The Sapphire Room ( both at The Riverside Hotel ) doing shows and special events. Pamela has also performed locally for corporate events for Albertson’s and Spur Wing Estates.
In 2023 Pamela and her husband Jim moved to the greater Charlotte North Carolina area and are thrilled to be enjoying the fabulous jazz and blues happening here. Pamela is meeting and playing with great musicians and ready to be booked in jazz clubs and venues and to perform for corporate events and music festivals . Please check out Pamela’s video clip on her Home Page.
Read Eagle Magazine “Idaho’s Music Scene Just Got Jazzier” about Pamela DeMarche here.