“I remember going to see my dad play, and the look on his face while on stage… the lights, the cheering… I want that. I want to make people feel the way he did when he played.”
Ricardo Lorenzo Dalton, Sr. (Rozetta Marie’s dad), was a jazz musician. He played for many greats, but the one that stood out in Rozetta Marie’s mind was Betty Carter. Her dad would take the family to see him play every so often and this fascinated her to the point where she knew exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up… a performer…
Born and raised in Brooklyn New York, Rozetta Marie was first recruited by the National Dance Institute and performed in modern theatrical dance at venues such as Madison Square Garden and Lincoln Center under the instruction of the late, great Jacques D'Amboise.
It wasn’t until high school that she realized her talent to sing and formed a duet with one of her friends called Shades of Innocence; then went solo soon after high school. Rozetta Marie used everything she learned from her prior industry experience and her dad, who retired from the business by that time, and started making her own way in the industry as a solo Pop/R&B artist. Her persistence, dedication and tenacity awarded her many great opportunities such as singing for major productions in the background chorus at Lincoln Center, opening up for major artists such as Vicki Winans and Houdini, and was casted as the lead vocalist for an Off-Broadway play "Gospel of the Harlem Renaissance" directed by the late, great Titus Walker of the Ujamma Black Theater.
Rozetta Marie’s alto 1 range is often compared to that of Regina Bell, Toni Braxton, and Jasmine Sullivan. Her spicy, seductive Panamanian flow mixed with all her Gemini personalities shows immensely in her versatile style (often compared to that of Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Kelis), as she makes you want to dance, fall in love again, cry, fight, laugh, and everything else in between.
Rozetta Marie’s music received an article/review in Music Connection Magazine, radio spins, and amazing performance opportunities across the tri-state areas. Looking forward to even greater opportunities, Rozetta Marie is ready to take over the world! Her newest single, Caged Animal is only the beginning. Being the entrepreneur that she is, she’s also a published model, published writer, and radio host. Rozetta Marie represents #GeminiLife to the fullest not only in her life but in her music as well. “Neglect not the gift that is in thee…” words that she lives by. Rozetta Marie is destined for greatness and won’t stop until she fulfills every goal! In the words of Music Connection Magazine, “…she’s a born performer…” In the words of Rozetta Marie, “I don’t want this… I NEED this.”
Artist Review: February 2015 - Music Connection Magazine
Devry University: Bachelor's Degree, Business Mangement / Accounting
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn NY (4 years total): Courses taken and completed include, individual voice, group voice, chorus, piano, theater
Long Island University, Brooklyn NY (1 year of relevant training): Ear Taining (Read and Write Music, Group Vocal Coaching)
NDI (National Dance Institute w/ Jacques D? Amboise), Brooklyn NY (4 years): Modern Dance
Genre 1: R&B / Hip Hop
Genre 2: Pop
Genre 3: Neo Soul/ Gospel/ Inspirational