Curator of Music and Culture
Shea Rose has held a variety of titles throughout her career, including singer-songwriter, yogi, style icon, and music curator, to name a few. Her music, influenced by soul, hip-hop, rock, and folk, addresses topics like identity, self-acceptance, and spiritual transformation. Former Boston Globe music critic Steve Morse described her as “that rare artist who can bridge diverse styles such as soul, funk, rock, rap, and jazz — and bring her unique stamp to each.”
Rose is a featured songwriter and vocalist on two Grammy Award-winning jazz albums by legendary drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, The Mosaic Project, and Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue. She has received numerous accolades for her musical abilities, including multiple Boston Music Awards, a SESAC National Performance Activity Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Abe Olman Scholarship, and, most recently, the Andrea C. Silbert Rising Star Award from the Center for Women & Enterprise for her Embodied Voice & Yoga business.
Rose has independently released three full-length solo projects: Little Warrior Mixtape, Rock’ n Rose EP, and D.T.M.A. (Dance This Mess Around) EP. In 2020, Rose recorded a cover of Sinéad O’Connor’s “Black Boys on Mopeds,” a powerful commentary on police brutality in black communities. The music video was published and promoted by TEDxTalks. Rose has performed in Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica, Italy, Greece, and Romania, as well as at Symphony Hall in Boston, the Blue Note Jazz Club, and SXSW.
When she’s not on stage, Rose offers Embodied Voice & Yoga coaching and consulting to individuals and organizations. She is an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, teaching Yoga for Musicians and Performance Skills.
For more on Shea Rose: shearose.com