Rozz was born and raised in Kannapolis, NC, and began singing at church around age 8 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. With scholarships, she attended UNCC receiving her BCA degree, then moved to NY to pursue a music career. Her first “gigs” were at the comedy clubs Catch A Rising Star and Dangerfield’s where she honed not only her singing, but how to interact with an audience and make them laugh. She opened for Rodney, Redd Foxx and many others including Jay Leno, who taught her the fine art of playing Ms. Pacman. This led to a singing lead for a band called The Teenagers, known for their hits “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” and “Goody Goody”. They opened for Martha and the Vandellas, The Drifters, The Coasters, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, just to name a few. She was amazed because she thought most of these folks were dead already! With a submission of a home demo, she was chosen to appear on Star Search with Ed McMahon, the first of the American Idol! Those appearances opened the door to a career on Broadway, recording with Moby, Black 47, Grover Washington, Eartha Kitt and as a back up singer for Diana Ross, Ben E. King, Maxwell, Jason Robert Brown and many others. She has performed with symphony orchestras, for corporate clients, and with many wedding bands over the years, and can be heard on several episodes of The Wonder Pets. She also co-wrote the title cut “Home For Christmas” for NSYNC. She now works double duty as the Music Director at All Souls in the morning and at Redeemer Presbyterian NYC Eastside in the evening. She also serve as a deaconess at All Souls. She can say without question, that these are the best “gigs” she’s ever had. She could have never imagined that she’d come full circle to singing at church each week, and miracle of miracles, worshipping with her husband, Vince Strebe standing next to her.