Born in San Jose and raised in Fullerton California, Demetria wanted to be a professional football player, but after a few tough games...Thank God for the Arts!
A singer since the age of 12 and an accomplished stage and screen actress, Demetria has a powerful vocal range and a mesmerizing style, singing old-school jazz and blues in the tradition of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan.
As a professional artist, she has performed throughout the US, Philippines and Japan. Some of her favorite roles include Ethel Waters, Ethel Waters, His Eye is on the Sparrow (Barrymore Award Nominee for Best Actress in a Musical); the Nurse, CBS' Hack; Perlene Scott, HBO's The Wire; Lutiebell, Purlie; Mrs. Ott, Susannah; Chiffon, Little Shop of Horrors; Susannah, Tintypes, Charlane Woodard in Ain't Misbehavin‘ and yes Electra in Gypsy. She also served as Music Director for the Emmy Award winning "Gimme the Mic Philadelphia" on WPSG-TV, UPN57.
Demetria sings alone and with an array of bands from a Duo to a quartet to an 18-piece Big Band. She has been a featured vocalist at numerous local theatres and Jazz Series as well as Philadelphia’s 4th of July on the Parkway, World Cafe Live Philly & Delaware and Cape May Jazz Festival to name a few.
Her enchanting debut CD Takin’ a Chance is available at iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby.com.