Rita has been performing since her school days. As a student at Penn State she found herself experimenting with different genres of music. That's when she fell in love with jazz. Her career has heard her dabbling with progressive jazz in a band called Bravura and with rock and roll in the group, Mirage. She was ultimately restored to her first love, that of jazz, since then. While listening to her CD and visiting her on stage, she has an easy, flowing and consistent sound. With a strong, melodic voice and good phraseology, she tenders her version of each song with an aplomb not typically heard in smaller venues. She sizzzles, she's hot, hear her now.