Pamela Sheffler is a classically trained violinist who began her musicstudies 11 years ago at the age of 8. She caught the eye of the Red Skunk Jipzee Swing Band while performing in a fundraiser in her stringquintet. During an interview she expressed her desire to “run away witha gypsy caravan” and shortly thereafter joined the band. With the sweet sounds of her violin, Pamela has added a new dimension to theDjango-style band. A sophmore at Cal Poly, SLO, she is currently studying violin with Paul Severtson, concertmaster of the SLOSymphony. With Paul’s expertise, Pamela is learning jazz improvisation and the secrets of soloing Grappelli style. She is alsoa member of the SLO Symphony and concertmaster of the Cal PolySymphony. When she is not practicing the violin, Pamela enjoys theclassic films of her favorite actor, Oskar Werner and listening to herfavorite radio station, Classical KUSC.