Rita Graham's career began with Ray Charles, who produced her first recording, an album entitled, RITA GRAHAM VIBRATIONS click on image to view full size click on image to view full size
placeholder After the album was completed, Rita joined the Ray Charles vocal group, the Raylettes, and toured with the Ray Charles Show
She recorded with TV Composer, Mike Post for three years after leaving Ray Charles' Tangerine label, completing 8 Singles for Bell Records, which later became Arista Records. click on image to view full size
click on image to view full size Rita recorded a single for a division of Motown, Prodigal Records
Rita opened for Oscar Peterson for several weeks in Vancouver, BC click on image to view full size
click on image to view full size She spent three years with the Harry James Orchestra in Las Vegas, a tour of the United States, England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Rita was featured vocalist with Mercer Ellington and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Tour '82 click on image to view full size
click on image to view full size Rita enjoyed a delightful stint singing in Duo with guitarist, Kenny Burrell
She has appeared in several Las Vegas Casinos, Supper Clubs, Festivals, and special appearances around the world, including the 1999 Moscow Jazz Festival, and an appearance at an American Embassy affair click on image to view full size
click on image to view full size After moving to Atlanta, Rita has been featured every Sunday at the Sambuca Jazz Cafe, Atlanta's foremost restaurant/showroom, where her new CD was recorded Live, with the Jez Graham Trio. She has opened shows at Sambuca for Chuck Mangione, Phoebe Snow (at Pebble's birthday party), and Ray Charles.

With a wide-ranged vocal quality unlike any other, Rita lovingly embraces and electrifies the many forms of Jazz; Classic/Traditional, Contemporary, and Blues


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 Georgia Music Revue 2011 Artist Rita Graham performs at the Holly Theater.