Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, jazz vocalist Rebekah Ruiz has been destined to be in the spotlight. Singing since she was a child, Ruiz was exposed to and developed a great love for the genre at a very young age by her father, who always had Sinatra, Nat King Cole, or Johnny Mathis playing. By the age of 15, it was undeniable that Rebekah possessed a unique gift: her vocal range and raw, natural talent shown through at local venues. Shortly thereafter, Ruiz moved to California, where her dream of performing jazz for a broader audience came true.
Rebekah has been performing consistently at jazz clubs and local restaurants in the Sacramento area. She went on to perform in the Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee for several years. To date, Ruiz continues to reach out to other festivals and venues in general throughout the country to broaden her exposure and fan base.
Rebekah has performed with renowned pianist, Jeff Franzel at Dylan's Candy Bar in New York City. The venue was staged for a kick-starter campaign benefiting The Ali Forney Center, an organization that focuses on housing homeless youth. She was excited to perform yet again, a couple of months later, for the Ali Forney Center annual black tie gala “A Place at the Table”, that took place in New York City on October 25, 2013. Her last visit to NYC was not too long ago to perform at the Metropolitan Room. She is very much looking forward to her next trip to NYC, as it is one of her favorite cities.
Currently, Rebekah is traveling through the midwest doing what she loves and spending time with family.