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Rita Reys
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Reys performing in Hotel De Watergeus, Noorden, the Netherlands, in 2004
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Birth name Maria Everdina Reijs
Also known as Europe's First lady of Jazz
Born (1924-12-21)21 December 1924
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Died 28 July 2013(2013-07-28) (aged 88)
Breukelen, the Netherlands
Genres Jazz, bossa nova
Occupation(s) Vocals
Labels Universal 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". She sang jazz and bossa nova.

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



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