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Rebecca Hardiman

Rebecca started her professional career with the Boston based vocal jazz group The Ritz, performing at the 1987 Montreal Jazz Festival as well as jazz clubs throughout the country.  While with The Ritz, she recorded a CD entitled The Ritz for Denon Columbia Records.

Rebecca moved to Portland Oregon in 1990 and started the vocal jazz group Euphoria, performing throughout the Northwest for over a decade, most notably opening for Mel Torme’ in 1993 at the Hult Center in Eugene Oregon. 

In 2013 she embarked on a solo career and quickly became a favorite vocalist with jazz musicians. Rebecca’s style is often described as a unique mix of Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy, Anita O'Day and Doris Day.  Scott Yanow, Jazz Historian and LA Jazz Times contributer put it this way:   "If Doris Day in the 1950s had been a jazz singer, could scat with the cool assurance of Anita O’Day, and expressed the happiness of Ella, she might have sounded a little like Rebecca Hardiman."  

Rebecca is also a co-founder of the annual North Willamette Valley Friends of Music Jazz Festival. She performs throughout the Northwest, as well as jazz clubs and various venues in New England, Hawaii, Idaho and California, including the Roseville Jazz Festival in the Sacramento area. 

Her CD’s include: The Ritz (1987), My Father’s Business (2009) I’ll Remember April (2013), Easy Living (2015), The Merriest (2016), Honoring Ella: A 100th Birthday Tribute (2017).  Rain Sometimes (2018). Collections Vol.1 (2019)

All are available through CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes.