The John Lee Hooker Foundation Presents Zakiya Hooker, Pamela Rose, and Paula Harris

The John Lee Hooker Foundation Presents Zakiya Hooker, Pamela Rose, and Paula Harris

Zakiya Hooker, Pamela Rose, Paula Harris

Friday, June 14th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$26 ADV / $30 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

The John Lee Hooker Foundation
The John Lee Hooker Foundation
Established in 2001 by the Hooker family, the John Lee Hooker Foundation is an IRS-recognized non-profit organization.

The Foundation mission is to:
Provide funding and support for music, art and education programs for underprivileged, underrepresented and at-risk youth in the San Francisco / Oakland Bay Area and beyond by continually raising and maintaining funding year-round for distribution to non-profit organizations in need.

The foundation intends to preserve John Lee Hooker's generous and compassionate spirit and ensure that young people from all walks of life have access to cultural, musical and artistic exposure.

"You can't go no deeper than me and my guitar. I open my mouth, and it's there. I get so deep the teardrops come into my eyes. That's why I wear my dark glasses – so you won't see the teardrops”

John Lee Hooker
Zakiya Hooker
Zakiya Hooker
At first glance it would seem that Zakiya Hooker was born into the blues. After all, her father is the late great Blues Legend John Lee Hooker. Zakiya has pursued life and music on her own terms.

In 1991 Zakiya made her first public appearance with her father, John Lee Hooker at the Kaiser Center Theatre in Oakland, California. Since that time Zakiya has gone on to perform on shows with Etta James, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Charlie Musselwhite and many more. By 1993 Zakiya released her first CD "Another Generation Of The Blues" on Silvertone Records. In 1997 she released her second CD "Flavors Of The Blues" worldwide on Pointblank/Virgin Records. Flavors Of The Blues, opens with a cover of the Robert Johnson classic “Stones In My Passway”, illustrating Zakiya’s supple blues and smooth, jazz-inflected style. The rest of the songs range from tempestuous (“Art of Divorce” and “Let’s Do Something”) to delicate and moody (“Protect Me From The Blues”, “New Orleans Rain”, and the torch gem “Drowning In Your Love”). Joining his daughter and Charlie Musselwhite in the studio, John Lee Hooker lends his inimitable presence on the track “Bit By Love (Hard Times)”. Flavors Of The Blues documents the resilience of the human spirit. In her own unique voice, Zakiya shares the strength gained from a lifetime of experience. 2001 brought a Indie live release recorded live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, "Colors Of The Blues". She is now finishing up her fourth CD “Keeping It Real” to be released this spring!
Pamela Rose
Pamela Rose
"Outstanding vocals...Rose sings in the deftly cadenced voice of a natural storyteller, ratcheting up or coyly coddling various emotions with grace and a true understanding of lyrics." - Frank-John Hadley, DownBeat


Pamela Rose is a San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist who thrills audiences locally and internationally with her swinging, soulful style. Rose is that rare breed of entertainer who connects solidly with her audience by always delivering a personal and unforgettable musical experience.

Moving effortlessly between swing standards, smoky ballads, blues and soul-jazz, Pamela Rose's rich, warm voice and superb musicians moves crowds of all ages, all over the world.

Pamela Rose is on the faculty of the Berkeley JazzSchool. When not touring with Wild Women of Song, she teaches and sings in the San Francisco Bay Area that she dearly loves.
Paula Harris
Paula Harris
"The hottest thing to hit blues & Jazz in years" - Blues writer Dorothy Hill

"THIS is cooking with grease, hot as hell
and ooh soo tasty!" - Eventful Reviews


2016 Northern California Entertainers Awards nomination- Best Female Blues Vocalist
2016 Northern California Entertainers Award Nomination-Band of the Year
2013 Blues Music Award Nominee "Best New Artist"
2013 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee "Best New Artist"