Jazz vocalist Rose Mallett captivates the diners with her smooth and sassy voice.
Rose Mallett and her Trio perform every Wednesday from 5 until 9 p.m. in the Escena Lounge and Grill at the Escena Golf Club located at 1100 Clubhouse View Drive in Palm Springs. The entrance is on Vista Chino at Gene Autry Trail.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, her family relocated to Los Angeles when she was in her teens. She formed an R & B singing group with three girlfriends when she was 16 years old and was discovered by the R & B singing duo Sam & Dave. They quickly recognized their talent and offered them the opportunity to record a demo for Capitol Records, which led to a recording contract.
Years later, Mallett was introduced to Marvin Gaye, who invited her to be present during several recording sessions at Motown. That led to meeting Motown producer Hal Davis, who gave her the opportunity to sing demos of songs he had written to present to already signed female vocalists at Motown.
She has performed in various venues across the country including Las Vegas, where she was part of the Ben Vereen and Susan Anton shows. She appeared as herself in a singing role in “Guinevere” a Miramax film starring Stephen Rea. Mallett also acted in musical productions and has done musical voice-overs for several movies.
The management at Spotlight 29 Casino brought her to the Coachella Valley several years ago. “That was the first time I performed in the desert,” said Mallett, “It introduced me to a whole new fan base, many have become good friends.” She has a beautiful voice and enjoys entertaining her audiences with interesting stories and comedic wit.
“I am so grateful to Richard Brown from Fantasy Springs Casino and Elise Arouh from Escena Golf Club, for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do most, entertain.”
She appears with pianist David Ring and bassist Blake White, and sings a variety of jazz, pop and R & B tunes. Her latest CD, “Building Dreams”, which is also the title of her original composition, has a variety of songs on it showing her versatility. Autographed copies are available for purchase at the venue. To contact her, visit RoseMallett.com.
Enjoy dinner or just stop by for cocktails and appetizers. For reservations call (760) 992-0002. Also appearing in the lounge every Tuesday is John Stanley King, and every Thursday, Lola Rossi and Reggie “Vision” Alexander perform through July.