“Where does all that sound come from?” Born with lungs more commonly found in someone twice her age, Rebecca Holtz has been belting it out since first taking the stage at four years old during local events and at weddings. Blessed with a matching personality, she quite likely would have approached you with the question, “Wanna hear me sing something?”
Learning a degree of modesty since then this 20-something has a deep passion for musical performance. Vocal studies at the Vermont Jazz Center with the likes of Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, and Peter Eldridge have honed her skills as an artist while stage time with greats like Samirah Evans, Charles Neville, and Houston Person have inspired and humbled her.
From 2011-2014 she was the feature vocalist with the Compaq Big Band swing orchestra, performing in and around the New England area. Matching her in volume and brassiness, the Compaq Big Band provided Rebecca with the opportunity to reach a wider audience and try out the swing world. Rebecca now has a taste for big band jazz that will never be satisfied and has more recently appeared at SFJAZZ with the Monday Night Band during their 2016-17 season. Not to mention she returns to her hometown for performances with the Keene Jazz Orchestra as often as possible.
Rebecca regularly performs in the Bay Area with a variety of jazz combos and as a member of the a cappella sensation Side Note SF. Keep an eye on her calendar for future dates and thank you for your support!