Rita Lim was born in Los Angeles, CA. It was obvious at a young age that she had a natural talent for singing. Her family took her to Asia in her youth to learn of her heritage and start developing her singing talent.
Upon returning to the United States, she began modeling professionally and studying American Jazz, completely immersing herself in the styles of some of her favorite singers, like Julie London, Shirley Horn, Karen Carpenter and Jeri Southern.
She eventually moved to Las Vegas, NV where she continued studying and performing. She has honed her talents, singing with some of the top bands and musicians in Las Vegas, and working with incredibly talented arrangers like Bill Fayne (longtime musical director for Clint Holmes and arranger of multiple musical scores for various Las Vegas shows). Whether singing smooth jazz or the classics, her style is uniquely her own. In Las Vegas, she has enjoyed recurring engagements at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Italian American Club Restaurant, South Point Hotel & Casino, Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino, Tuscany Hotel & Casino, and the Suncoast Hotel & Casino.
Rita released her first album THE SECRET OF LIFE in 2012, which has not only been received very well here in the United States but in Asian countries as well (her version of “I Will” is a best seller in Japan), and she has already begun work on a second album.
Rita performs several nights a week throughout Las Vegas, including every Friday night with “Joey Ugarte and the Jazz Vibrations” at the iconic EL Cortez Hotel & Casino in the Parlour Bar & Lounge. She has been very excited to work with Joey’s band saying, “This is my first time singing jazz with the flavor of Latin and Brazilian beats. It has been an amazing and creative experience. We have a lot of fun.” Rita also appears regularly at the well-known Bootlegger Bistro and works with Carolyn Freeman of the American Jazz Initiative who is dedicated to keeping Jazz alive and vibrant in Las Vegas. Visit Rita’s CALENDAR page for a full listing of upcoming performances.