Rita Reys

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rita Reys
Reys performing in Hotel De Watergeus, Noorden, the Netherlands, in 2004
Background information
Birth nameMaria Everdina Reijs
Also known asEurope's First lady of Jazz
Born(1924-12-21)21 December 1924
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Died28 July 2013(2013-07-28) (aged 88)
Breukelen, the Netherlands
GenresJazz, bossa nova
LabelsUniversal Music

Rita Reys (21 December 1924 – 28 July 2013) was a jazz singer from the Netherlands. In 1960, she was given the title "Europe's first lady of jazz".[1] She sang jazz and bossa nova.[2]

Reys was born in Rotterdam. She died in Breukelen at age eighty-eight.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rita Reys @ All About Jazz; accessed 5 March 2014.
  2. John S. Wilson "Rita Reys: First Lady of European Jazz", New York Times, 5 June 1981
  3. Persad, Radjin (29 July 2013). "Rita Reys Dies". NL Times. Retrieved 29 July 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Rita Reys at Wikimedia Commons