From: CA, United States

Jazz, Solo Piano, Piano Jazz

According to jazz critic Luis Raul Montell of the Jazz Global Beat, "Beverly Ritz's music is magical. In her soft, sweet jazz, Beverly moves to a terrific mood, like floating in the clouds. Her virtuoso piano performance is encouraging and relaxing.

In her fifth CD of solo piano jazz, 'Blues For Django,' Beverly combines skill, technique, improvisation, rhythm, and passion to achieve excellence. This delicious jewel gives us Beverly Ritz with her inimitable style for our ears and feelings."

Born in Washington, D.C., Beverly began picking out tunes on the piano at the age of 3. She started writing music before her first piano lesson. She studied classical piano as a child, but gravitated toward jazz when she discovered the music of George Gershwin,

She moved to Los Angeles, California in the 1970s and released her first professional recording on her own label, Goldie Mae Records, in 1983. When she discovered that her music was getting airplay in the Pacific Northwest, she relocated to Seattle, then to Oregon, and finally to the redwoods in Northern California where she now resides. Since 2001, Beverly has produced 5 CDs of solo piano jazz.

She has performed at many prestigious venues--including the Inn at Otter Crest and the Lincoln City Cultural Center in Oregon, and the Eureka Inn and Patrick Creek Lodge and Historical Inn in Northern California.

Her music has been broadcast on NPR stations all over the USA, as well as on jazz and eclectic stations throughout the world.

Among her fans are jazz critic Scott Yanow, pianist Jessica Williams,and jazz journalist & d.j. Al Evans.