Ms. Bonanza’s signature voice and electrifying, yet whimsical style has been sending audiences away raving
since the 1960’s when she was one of the top lounge acts in Las Vegas.
Brooklyn born, Ms. Bonanza spent the early years of her childhood being taught piano and singing by the nuns
in her neighborhood convent. It wasn’t long before everyone realized what a jewel they had in their midst.
She brought the house down in her kindergarten class and knew her life would be about music from that day
After landing a job in Las Vegas in the mid-sixties, her musical career zoomed through the major hotels in Las
Vegas even before she was old enough to walk through the casinos, where celebrities like Dean Martin, Jack
Carter, and Robert Goulet took her under their wings.
Musicians marveled at her remarkable talents. She added to her singing career and became the accomplished
and world-renowned belly dancer, “Emra,” whom the New York Daily Mirror called the “toast of European
Eventually, she returned to New York to raise a family and pursue a brilliant club career in the late 1970’s. Until
recently, she and her husband/manager Michael DiMartino spent much of their lives on the road. Now, she picks
and chooses her favorite spots to return to where her fans await her each year.
Rose has written hundreds of original songs, both music and lyrics, and was signed to a multi-record deal with
Dolphin Records in 1998. Her first release with them was “Merry Christmas Baby.”
Rose is member of ASCAP and a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences,
presenters of the Grammy Awards.
Cadence Magazine Wrote:
“Bonanza has a jazz-oriented singing voice with a touch of sensuality to it. Rose has great phrasing and
enunciation. She sets a romantic mood with a lovely reading of perennial classics. A sense of sultriness oozes
from her tone on more sentimental tunes, but she can shed that image on more playful cuts. She creates either a
sentimental or happy mood depending upon the song, but they are all sung with heart. She did a nice job!”
Recent & Upcoming Rose Bonanza Performances
Rose Bonanza most recently performed in ‘Baseball Swings’ an historic musical glimpse of the boys of summer
at Hofstra University on Long Island. Rose followed that multi-day performance, appearing at the Metropolitan
Room in Manhatten. Rose sang many of her original recordings along with the classics from her Las Vegas
career during the days of the “Rat Pack”. The audience was thrilled by her reminiscences about well known
Las Vegas celebrities from her many years performing there. Rose performs regularly along the East Coast
and is perhaps best known for her regular Ft lauderdale and Key West shows. She also recently appeared as a
performing guest on the Dennis Bono Show in Las Vegas.