Rose Mallett has captured the essence of vocal delivery that some say reminds them of the range and texture of Sarah Vaughn; the joyful and playfulness of Ella Fitzgerald; the foreboding pain of Billie Holiday; and the regal articulation of Lena Horne.
Rose Mallett was born in Chicago, Illinois. Rose began singing in elementary school as a part of the school chorus. Rose’s family relocated to Los Angeles.
At the age of 16, Rose formed an R&B singing group with three girlfriends. The group was discovered by R&B singing duo Sam & Dave, who offered them an opportunity to record a demo at Capitol Records. Once the demo was completed, they were offered a recording contract.
Years later, Rose was introduced to Marvin Gaye. Through that association, Rose was often the guest of Marvin’s during recording sessions at Motown and witnessed great songs in-the-making such as “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing.” That exposure led to a working relationship with Motown producer, Hal Davis, who gave Rose the opportunity to sing recording demos of songs he had written to pitch to already signed female artists at Motown.
• Rose began singing professionally in various nightclubs in Los Angeles – as well as acting in musical theatre productions.
• In Las Vegas, she performed at the Riviera and MGM Grand Hotels with Ben Vereen and Susan Anton.
• Rose has done musical voice-overs for several movies, to include “Now and Then” a New Line Cinema film starring Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, and Melanie Griffith.
• Rose appeared as herself in a singing role in “Guinevere” a Miramax film starring Stephen Rea.
• Recorded America the Beautiful for audio presentation on Public Television stations KQED/San Francisco, and KPBS/San Diego.
Every weekend, for five years, Rose was the featured jazz vocalist at a New Orleans eatery in Montclair, CA, The Crescent City; and performed weekends for 2 ½ years at Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant located in Ontario, CA – visit website calendar for dates.
Rose has received exceptional training from Dick Grove School of Music; Roger Love, vocal coach; and vocal/stage performance instruction from Phil Moore, former orchestra director at Universal Studios, who once taught actress legend, Dorothy Dandridge, and Ron Hasley.