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At the French jazz festival of Juan-les-Pinsshe received the title, "Europe's first lady of jazz". Reys was born in Rotterdam in into Rita Reys - Sings Antonio Carlos Jobim artistic family. Her father was a violin player and conductor, her mother a dancer. As a teenager, she nonetheless entered and won many local talent competitions. Rita Reys - Sings Antonio Carlos Jobim aged 18, she met her first husband, jazz drummer Wessel Ilckenwho introduced her to the jazz scene.
In the following years, Reys and Ilcken performed in other parts of Europe. They performed with Ted Powder in Belgium and Luxembourg in and and they toured Spain and North Africa with the Piet van Dijk orchestra between and In Reys and Ilcken founded their own combo, the Rita Reys Sextet, with which they would celebrate many successes in the following years, both in the Netherlands and in other European countries. The groups first concert was on 1 April of that year, in the Amsterdam Palace club.
But most of the time the sextet performed outside of the Netherlands. In England they played on American army bases and in several Dreams - Virgil Fox - Romantic Reveries clubs, where Reys met people like saxophonist Ronnie Scott. Inthe couple moved for six months to StockholmSweden where Reys made her first recordings for the Swedish record label Artist.
On 2 Marchthey recorded for the first time with the baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin. Six months later, they returned to the studio with the Ove Lind sextet. Her rendition of " My Funny Valentine " was her big break in her homeland.
She gladly accepted his invitation and in she visited New York on her own Wessel was unable to get a visa owing to his smoking I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For - U2 - I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For cannabis.
She recorded half of an album in with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Reys returned to America a year later, where again she performed at the Village Vanguardthis time with the Chico Hamilton group. She briefly worked in Toronto at the Town Tavern.
Shortly after her return to the Netherlands, Wessel Ilcken, Reys husband died of a brain hemorrhage. Dub Tek - Black Magic, Rita quickly returned to work in order to support herself and her daughter.
In the Netherlands, Reys started to perform more regularly with the trio of pianist Pim Jacobswhom she knew from his playing with Ilcken. After a performance in the city of Groningenduring the drive back home in a minivan, he suddenly proposed to her, while guitarist Wim Overgaauw and Pim's brother, bassist Ruud Jacobs, were sleeping in the back. On their wedding day, the mayor of Hilversum one of the Dutch music "headquarters" presented the happy couple with the first copy of their album Marriage in Modern Jazzthe album that would win Reys her first Edison award.
In the following years, Reys recorded records with the Rogier van Otterloo orchestra. After severe medical treatment and having recuperated for weeks, she gave a sold-out performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdamwhich signaled her comeback on stage.
It would be her last album with van Otterloo; he died two years later. These would be the last albums she recorded with Jacobs, who was diagnosed with cancer in As a result, the tour celebrating Reys' 70th birthday was cancelled and a long path of medical treatment ensued.
Jacobs died on 3 Julyaged Ten Rita Reys - Sings Antonio Carlos Jobim after his death, Reys collected the Bird Award on his behalf, promising to make a comeback "as Pim would want me to". The first copy of the album was presented to her by the Dutch prime Rita Reys - Sings Antonio Carlos Jobim Wim Kok, who seemed to be a big fan of hers for a long time. Some media began to speculate about a farewell, but her fierce reaction was: "Farewell?
And in August, she recorded a new album. Together with Peter Beets pianoher brother-in-law Ruud Jacobs bass and recent Bird Award winner Martijn van Iterson guitarshe recorded 14 tracks she had never sung before. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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