Pam Confer, Ph.D., is an international, award-winning, bilingual singer, song-writer, and speaker. She has deep Mississippi roots, and a smile that can move the world. Her voice is described as velvety Jazz, dipped in soul. Performing with her group Jazz Beautiful, she was voted “Best Local Jazz Artist” by the Jackson Free Press for 2012 and 2013; the Jackson Music Awards’ 2013 and 2015 “Jazz Group of the Year;” and the Mississippi Jazz Foundation’s 2015 “Jazz Ambassador of the Year.” She recently wrote and debuted the song, “Mississippi Beautiful,” which has quickly become a unifying and favored piece in Mississippi. “Mississippi Beautiful” is also permanently featured in Gallery 8 of the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.